Duration: 3,77 h
Length: 8,92 km
Altitude uphill: 1061 hm
Altitude downhill: 801 hm
Highest point: 2291 m
Beautiful circular hike around the Mutspitze with brilliant views of the Merano countryside.
The highest point of this mountain tour is the Taufenscharte also called "Karjoch" with 2230 m. The steep ascent is already a challenge, but which you are rewarded at the top with an excellent view over the Spronsertal.
Take the basket lift facility from Vellau to the Leiter Alm. From there, walk on path # 24 until you come to an open Alpine hut. Just above the hut, path # 25 turns from your previous route. This path leads you snakes to the Taufenscharte (2,230 metres). From the gap, turn left and descend (approx. 20 minutes) until you come to a juncting. Here, the Jägersteig turns from path # 25 and leads you to the northern slope of the Mut mountains and to the Mutkopf mountain (1,648 metres). From Gasthof Mutkopf descend to the Steinegg (path # 22), turn right and take the Meran mountain road (# 24) back to the Leiter Alm. The basket lift facility will bring you back to Vellau. From here, take the chair lift or the bus back to Algund.
description to arrive at destination
Through the Adige Valley to Algund and from there to Vellau.
At the valley station basket lift in Vellau
By train to Algund and further by bus 235 to Vellau.