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Leiter Alm - Taufenscharte - Mutkopf - Steinegg

Duration: 3,77 h
Length: 8,92 km
Difficulty: Medium
Difficulty: Difficult
Altitude uphill: 1061 hm
Altitude downhill: 801 hm
Highest point: 2291 m
Beautiful circular trail around the Mutspitze with brilliant views of the Merano countryside.
General description
The highest point of this mountain tour is the Taufenscharte also called "Karjoch" at 2230 m. The steep ascent is a challenge, but you will be rewarded with an excellent view over the Spronsertal at the top.
Route description
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 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 m). 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 

Public transport

By train to Algund and further by bus 235 to Vellau.

Tourist Office Algund
Hans Gamper Place 3
I-39022 Algund bei Meran (BZ)
South Tyrol - Italy
+39 0473 448600
November - end of March:
MON-THU 8.30 am - 12.30 am & 2 pm - 6 pm
FRI 8.30 am - 12.30 am & 1 pm - 5 pm
SAT* & SUN closed
* Between 26 November and 25 December also open on Saturdays from 09.00 - 12.00.
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