Hike to the Sattelbergalm mountain hut

The walking tour from Gries am Brenner to the Sattelbergalm pasture and Brennero, leads us across the border to Italy.

In Gries am Brenner we follow the road into the Obernberg valley, and immediately after the motorway bridge the hiking path to the Sattelbergalm alpine pasture branches to the left (marker “Wassersteig”). First it follows the forest road and proceeds then through the wood. After about 90 minutes we reach the Sattelbergalm pasture at 1,637 m asl (rest point).

Our route follows now a forest path, without any considerable ascents to the Sattelmöser wet meadows at the edge of the wood, a biotope and retreat area for birds, amphibians and other animals. Nearly unnoticed we cross the border to South Tyrol, then we cross the Isarco river which rises in this area.

Now we follow the path n° 1 towards Brennero. It proceeds downhill to the village, partly with steps. At the train station we take the urban train, the so-called S-Bahn, which brings us back to Gries am Brenner withing a few minutes.

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Gries am Brenner
Route: Gries - Wassersteig Path - Sattelbergalm mountain hut - Sattelmöser biotope - Brennero
Distance: about 7.3 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 3.5 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: 550 m (ascent), 310 m (descent)
Altitude level: between 1,175 and 1,730 m asl
Experienced in: June 2014
Further information: Gries am Brenner Tourist Board, phone: +43 5272 6270

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