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Via Ferrata Santnerp | Passo Santner

Karersee, Welschnofen
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Difficulty
Intermediate
Activity time
5:00
Duration in hours
Distance
7.7
Distance in km
Status
closed
Suggested period
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This via ferrata is a classic in the Dolomites and is framed by rugged walls and towers with magnificent views. The via ferrata is relatively short with difficult Alpine passages that require Alpine experience.

Route info
Intermediate
Distance
7,7 km
Activity time
5 h 00 min
Ascent
1.078 m
Descent
1.078 m
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
2.751 m
Lowest point
2.179 m
Directions

The tour begins at the mountain station of the cable car König Laurin i & II near the Fronza alle Coronelle/Kölner Hütte mountain hut (2,337 m). Trail [542] leads from here to the beginning of the via ferrata where the ascent is secured (300 m). The most difficult section is the ice chute (gorge). After crossing the ice chute, one arrives at the Santnerpasshütte mountain hut (2,734 m). Descent is via trail [542] to the Gartlhütte and Vajolethütte mountain huts. Continue on trail [541] and [550] via the Tschagerjoch ridge back to the starting point.

Difficulty: medium-difficult (B/C) - only with via ferrata equipment and helmet, sure-footedness and Alpine experience essential.

Caution: (Old) snow fields danger of slipping and falling! Only for sure-footed hikers with appropriate equipment.

public transportation

By public bus line:
- 180 from Bozen | Bolzano, Val di Fassa
- 180 from Karer Pass | Passo Costalunga, Karer See | Lago di Carezza
- 180 from Birchabruck | Ponte Nova
- 184 and change 180 from Obereggen, Eggen | Ega
- 181 and change 180 from Weissenstein | Pietralba, Petersberg | Monte San Pietro, Deutschnofen | Nova Ponente, Stenk
- 187 from Steinegg | Collepietra, Gummer | San Valentino

Bus stop: Welschnofen | Nova Levante, centre + cable car Laurin I & cable car König Laurin I+II; online timetable search at: https://www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/DFkPp8q1AJZ1CPpa8

How to get there

By public bus line:
- 180 from Bozen | Bolzano, Val di Fassa
- 180 from Karer Pass | Passo Costalunga, Karer See | Lago di Carezza
- 180 from Birchabruck | Ponte Nova
- 184 and change 180 from Obereggen, Eggen | Ega
- 181 and change 180 from Weissenstein | Pietralba, Petersberg | Monte San Pietro, Deutschnofen | Nova Ponente, Stenk
- 187 from Steinegg | Collepietra, Gummer | San Valentino

Bus stop: Welschnofen | Nova Levante, centre + cable car Laurin I & cable car König Laurin I+II; online timetable search at: https://www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/DFkPp8q1AJZ1CPpa8

By car:
Destination: Welschnofen | Nova Levante
Parking: Parking lot Frommer
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/DFkPp8q1AJZ1CPpa8

Where to park
Parking: Parking lot Frommer
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/DFkPp8q1AJZ1CPpa8
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