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Leiter Alm - Hochganghaus - Oberhaus - Niederhaus

Duration: 3,33 h
Length: 11,11 km
Difficulty: Medium
Altitude uphill: 451 hm
Altitude downhill: 1480 hm
Highest point: 1837 m
General description

Beautiful mountain hike with a wonderful view of the Merano region and the surrounding mountain scenery. On the hike there are some alpine pastures that invite you to stop and relax.

Route description

For this trip, it is recommended to take the bus or make your way to Vellau using the basket lift facility to the Leiter Alm.
From there, take the Hochgangweg # 24, now called Meran mountain road, to the Hochgang refuge hut (1.5 hours). 
From the refuge hut, take path # 7 in the direction of Partschins (approx. 1,000 metres difference in altitude) and walk to Oberhaus - Niederhaus.
Cross the Töllgraben to your left and walk to the Saxner mill.  From there, path # 7 leads you down to Plars - Algund.

description to arrive at destination

Via the Adige Valley, take the MeBo expressway to the Algund exit and follow to Vellau.
Coming from Vinschgau, Algund is just before Merano.


Parking place at the cable car station at Vellau.

Public transport

By train to Merano and by bus line 235 to Vellau at Algund.
On the following page you will find the travel times for public transport (www.sii.it).

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