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From Welschnofen | Nova Levante to the Messnerjoch hut

Karersee, Welschnofen
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Difficulty
Intermediate
Activity time
4:56
Duration in hours
Distance
15.9
Distance in km
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This excursion is suitable for everybody and offers a breathtaking view to the Dolomites mountains.
Starting from Nova Levantw/ Welschnofen over the Passo Nigra/ Nigerpass to the Messnerjoch alpine hut, where homemade cakes, South Tyrolean specialities, a great children's playground and above all the sunny panoramic terrace of the alpine hut invite you to linger.

Route info
Intermediate
Distance
15,9 km
Activity time
4 h 56 min
Ascent
779 m
Descent
779 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
1.925 m
Lowest point
1.161 m
Directions
This hiking tour starts on the parking lot cable car Nova Levante. From here along the trail [3A] until the hotel Rechenmachers. Than take the path "Nigertalweg | Valle Nigra" until the Nigerpass/Passo Nigra (1,688m). Accross the path [1] you reach the Messnerjoch hut (1930m) with an amazing view to the Dolomites mountains Latemar, Corno Bianco and Corno Nero. To start back to Nova Levante you can take the same way or walk by path [1B] and [15] until the village.

The short variant begins in Welschnofen | Nova Levante with an ascent by cable car to the Frommer hut and then on the path [1B] to the Messnerjoch hut.
The return is along the same route. (Duration: 1.5 hours; ascent: 200 metres; length: 3.4 km).
public transportation

Getting to the starting point of the tour by public transport is easy and convenient.

By public bus line:
- 180 from Bozen | Bolzano, Birchabruck | Ponte Nova
- 180 or 184 from Karersee | Carezza, Karerpass | Passo Costalunga
- 184 from Weissenstein | Pietralba, Petersberg | Monte San Pietro, Deutschnofen | Nova Ponente, Stenk (or 181 and change 180)
- 184 from Obereggen, Eggen | Ega (or 184 and change 180)
- 187 from Steinegg | Collepietra, Gummer | San Valentino (or 182 and change 180)
- 180 from Val di Fassa

Bus stop: Welschnofen | Nova Levante centre (Despar); online timetable search at www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/

How to get there

Getting to the starting point of the tour by public transport is easy and convenient.

By public bus line:
- 180 from Bozen | Bolzano, Birchabruck | Ponte Nova
- 180 or 184 from Karersee | Carezza, Karerpass | Passo Costalunga
- 184 from Weissenstein | Pietralba, Petersberg | Monte San Pietro, Deutschnofen | Nova Ponente, Stenk (or 181 and change 180)
- 184 from Obereggen, Eggen | Ega (or 184 and change 180)
- 187 from Steinegg | Collepietra, Gummer | San Valentino (or 182 and change 180)
- 180 from Val di Fassa

Bus stop: Welschnofen | Nova Levante centre (Despar); online timetable search at www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/

By car:
Destination: Welschnofen | Nova Levante
Parking: Parking lot cable car

Where to park

Parking: parking lot cable car Welschnofen | Nova Levante Laurin I, https://g.page/Kabinenbahn?share

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