The Alta Via di Fundres snakes across the Fundres Mountains, a sub-group of the Zillertal Alps
The Fundres Mountains, named after the idyllic Val di Fundres at its foot, a side valley of the Val Pusteria, are one of the sub-groups of the Zillertal Alps. The mountains are split up in several subgroups: Picco della Croce Ridge, Cima Valmala Ridge, Cima Piatta Ridge, Monte Gruppo Ridge and Selva dei Molini Ridge. The mountain group extends in the north of the Val Pusteria and in the south of the main Alpine divide.
Deeply carved valleys and a range of particularly beautiful mountain lakes are the most striking elements of this mountain range. Its highest peak is Mt Picco della Croce (3,132 m a.s.l.), a mighty double peak, at the foot of which Lake Selvaggio extends. Also Mt Cima Valmala (3,022 m), Mt Cima Grava (3,059 m), Mt Guardia Alta Est (3,068 m) and Mt Guardia Alta Ovest are main peaks of the Fundres Mountains. The mountain group consists of gneiss, schistose and granite.
The best way to experience this mountain range is the Alta Via di Fundres, starting in the surroundings of Vipiteno and snaking its way between 2,000 and 3,000 m to Falzes in Val Pusteria. For the entire high altitude path we recommend you to schedule four to six days. Important mountain huts in the Fundres Mountains are the Ponte di Ghiaccio (2,545 m) and the Bressanone (2,307 m) mountain huts.
Highest peak: Mt Picco della Croce (3,132 m)
Territory: South Tyrol