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Hikes in Stilfs

South Tyrol, Italy

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The municipality of Stelvio is located in the very west of South Tyrol, where it borders on the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The main village of Stilfs is characterized by its steep hillside location at an altitude of 1,300 meters. The vernacular claims that in Stilfs even the chickens wear climbing irons.
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The 10 most beautiful hikes in Stilfs

rießiger Staudamm am Cancanosee
Hiking trail · Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair
Ortlerumrundung mit Cevedalebesteigung Tag 5
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 5
22.1 km
7:30 h
1,375 m
550 m
Vom Lago Cancano über das Val Forcola über Bocchetta di Forcola auf die Punta di Rims zum Piz Umbrail auf den Umbrailpass zum Stilfserjoch
Immer noch Eis am höchsten Bergmassiv Südtirols
Hiking trail · Ortler Group
Almenwanderung im Nationalpark Stilfser Joch
recommended route Difficulty moderate
15.5 km
5:10 h
540 m
1,475 m
Wanderung von Sulden über die Almen nach Prad
erster Blick auf den Ortler
Hiking trail · Vinschgau
Ortlerumrundung mit Cevedalebesteigung Tag 1
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
17.5 km
6:30 h
1,479 m
1,709 m
Vom Stilfserjoch nach Trafoi, vorbei an den Wasserfällen von Drei Brunnen hinauf zur Berglhütte, der Tabarettascharte zur Julius Payerhütte und Übernachtung in der Tabarettahütte
Ausblick vom Piz Chavalatsch zur Ebene bei Malles.
Hiking trail · Graubuenden
Von Santa Maria Val Müstair auf den Piz Chavalatsch
Premium content Difficulty difficult
14.6 km
6:30 h
1,433 m
1,519 m
Diese Bündner Gipfelwanderung führt von Santa Maria Val Müstair auf den Piz Chavalatsch und hinunter nach Müstair.
Hiking trail · Graubuenden
Vom Umbrailpass auf den Rötlspitz
Premium content Difficulty moderate
7.3 km
3:00 h
532 m
272 m
Diese Gipfeltour führt vom Umbrailpass auf den Grenzberg Rötlspitz, auch Punta Rosa genannt, und beim Abstieg zum Stilfser Joch.
Hiking trail · Vinschgau
To the Hintergrathütte
Premium content Difficulty difficult
16.8 km
6:00 h
1,104 m
1,115 m
A beautiful circular hike to the Hintergrat-, K2- and Tabarettahütte.
Der Ortler
Hiking trail · Ortler Group
Almwanderung von der Furkelhütte nach Stilfs
recommended route Difficulty moderate
13.6 km
4:10 h
400 m
1,250 m
Zu den "Sieben Brünn"
Hiking trail · Vinschgau
Ortlerumrundung mit Cevedalebesteigung Tag 2
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 2
22.4 km
9:00 h
1,453 m
1,432 m
Von der Tabarettahütte zur Langensteinhütte weiter zur Hintergrathütte. Unter dem Ortler und Königspitze den Gletscherpfad entlang bis zur Schaubachhütte hinauf auf das Madritschjoch und weiter das Madritschtal hinunter zur Zufallhütte und hinauf zur Martellerhütte
Hiking trail · Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair
Grenzgänger am Stilfser Joch
recommended route Difficulty moderate
13.7 km
4:45 h
300 m
1,500 m
Schöner Panorama Hochgebirgssteig mit Besteigung eines einfachen Dreitausenders. Start am Stilfser Joch über den Goldsee zur Furkelhütte und Abstieg nach Trafoi.
Obere Stilfser Alm
Hiking trail · Vinschgau
From Stilfs to Piz Chavalatsch
Premium content Difficulty moderate
16.1 km
6:40 h
1,436 m
1,436 m
The Piz Chavalatsch is considered the most panoramic mountain in the Vinschgau Valley and lies between the Münstertal and the Trafoier Tal.
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Hikes in Stilfs: An idyll on a steep slope

The layout of Stilfs is that of a typical Romanesque cluster village, which makes it unique in its overall appearance and most comparable to the villages of central Italy. The houses, which are built close together, are separated from each other by small narrow alleyways. If you want to climb uphill, you can start directly in the village.

The village of Stilfs lies in the Suldental valley, from which the Trafoital valley branches off to the southwest, while the Suldental valley runs to the southeast, creating an impressive fork. Then, in the far south, both valleys are bordered by the mighty main ridge of the Ortler Alps, where some of the highest peaks in the Eastern Alps tower. These include, for example, the Ortler at 3905 meters, the Königsspitze at 3851 meters and the Zebrù at 3735 meters. The border with Switzerland to the west of the municipality runs along the Chavalatsch ridge, whose highest peak is the Rötlspitze at 3026 meters.

Mountain enthusiasts and alpinists will be interested to know that one of six Messner Mountain Museums is also located in the Suldental valley. The MMM Ortles, which is located underground, focuses primarily on ice. Among other things, ice tools from two centuries and the world's largest collection of Ortles pictures can be found here. The Stilfserjoch National Park is particularly interesting for extended hiking tours, because amidst mountain forests, alpine pastures, rocks and glaciers, you can gather plenty of impressions. Whether you are a hiker or an experienced alpinist, everyone will find the right experience on hikes in the national park. Around the Ortles alone there are numerous high pastures and forests, whose hiking trails are well marked and allow hikers to immerse themselves in an impressive world with fantastic views. On a multi-day hike, the Ortler can also be circumnavigated, very good physical condition is a prerequisite here. A highlight is the alpine route to the Cevedale, but this part of the route can also be skipped.

Hiking routes in Stilfs

A popular hiking trail leads from Solda over the alpine pastures to Prad am Stilfserjoch. Always along the slope, the trail leads north for a good 15 km, 540 meters up and then 1475 meters down. At the starting point, the route can be combined with a visit to the museum before continuing to Prad through alpine pastures, coniferous forests and with a good view of the highest peaks. The tour ends with an excellent view over the Vinschgau Valley. Another beautiful round tour with a rustic hut stop leads on the other side of the valley from Stilfs over southern and eastern slopes up to the picturesquely situated Stilfser Alm.

Those who want to walk in the footsteps of history can take old sections of the historic Alpine traverse route under their boots on the Archaikweg circular hike. The trail starts in Prad and leads from there to the Suldenbach bridge and along signposted hiking trails to Stilfs. The tour has a length of 14 km and is classified as medium in terms of difficulty. After all, 800 meters of altitude have to be overcome both upwards and downwards. Experienced hikers are on the way here for just under 5 hours.


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June 01, 2023 · Community
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Über die Kälberalm durch das Razoital by Gäbu
June 10, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? June 10, 2022
Morosini (Morosiniweg) Trail in Solda (Sulden) by Heribert
March 17, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 16, 2018
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