Hike to Lake Chiusetta and the Grossklausental valley

This beautiful, moderately difficult circular walk in the Valle Aurina valley, proceeds along the slopes of the impressive Durreck Group.

The “K-Express” Cable Car takes us from Cadipietra up to the mountain station of the Kristallalm mountain hut (1,590 m asl.). We follow the path no. 33 (Durreck High Route) which proceeds parallel to the ski slope through the Kleinklausental valley up to the Lake Chiusetta. There is no lack of rest points: Moaregg hut, Speck- & Schnapsalm hut, Baurschaftalm and the Bachmair inn can be found directly along the way. After about 90 minutes we reach Lake Chiusetta at 2,162 m asl., which we round. The peaks of the opposite Zillertal Alps are reflected in the clear water.

Our next destination is the Breitrast viewpoint. Via path no. 33B, which proceeds through a heath and then through the forest, we reach the meadow clearing with a rest area. Along path no. 33B we descend until the mountain station of the chairlift, from there we walk along the path no. 3 through the forest to the wooden hut “Kropfa Lahna” and into the Grossklausental valley. After crossing the stream we follow the forest road downhill (always marker no. 2) until the Untoberga Olbe (Unterberger Alm) mountain hut.

After a break, we hike back to the mountain station of the cable car (always marker no. 2) which takes us down to Cadipietra again.

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this hiking tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Kristallalm mountain hut (mountain station of the “K-Express” funicular)
Route: Kristallalm mountain hut - Lake Chiusetta - Breitrast - “Kropfa Lahna” hut - “Untoberga Olbe” mountain hut - Kristallalm mountain hut
Markers: 33, 33B, 2
Distance: approx. 10.5 km (in total)
Walking time: approx. 4 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: 630 m
Altitude level: between 1,590 and 2,220 m asl
Experienced in: August 2016
Further information: Cadipietra tourist board, phone: +39 0474 652198

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