malga roetalm ahrntal valle aurina
malga roetalm ahrntal valle aurina

Hike to the Rötalm Mountain Hut in the Valle Aurina

In a little side valley of the Valle Aurina, at the feet of the partly glaciated Mt. Pizzo Rosso, the quaint Malga Rossa mountain hut (Rötalm) is located.

To visit this mountain hut means to plunge into the past. One feels carried back to the last century. An ancient stove, wooden beams, only two tables and an external toilet make this spot something special at a time, where plenty of mountain huts are already really modern. The backdrop of the high alpine nature in the beautiful Valle Rossa valley and the gentle burbling of the brook care for pure relaxation. Homemade bread, typical grey cheese of the valley, fresh milk and butter simply taste wonderful here.

The walking tour is easy to explain. The easy but quite steep path proceeds past waterfalls. Already in the 15th century, this path was walked by the miners. Several buildings by the wayside are witnesses of the once mining activity in this area.
To reach the mountain hut we start at the parking space in Casere and follow the path no. 11 to the Malga Rossa hut (2,116 m asl.) and the Rif. Giogo Lungo hut.

For the way back, we recommend to follow the path no. 11B after a few hundred metres. First it proceeds to the Malga Bruggeralm where we take path no 3 back to our starting point.

Author: Giacomo Roccabruna

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

Starting point: Casere, parking space and bus stop at the end of the Valle Aurina road
Route: Casere - Rötalm mountain hut - Giogo Lungo mountain hut - Bruggeralm mountain hut - Casere
Signposts: 11 (ascent), 11B and 3 (descent)
Distance: approx. 4 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: 520 m
Altitude level: between 1,600 and 2,120 m asl
Experienced in: August 2017
Further information: Valle Aurina tourist board, phone: +39 0474 671136

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