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Discovering the trail of an Alpine mystery – the Edelweißsteig

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Discovering the trail of an Alpine mystery – the Edelweißsteig

Hiking Collection by Valerie

2

Tours

11:28 h

18.4 mi

5,875 ft

The edelweiss is a natural treasure which is unfortunately rarely seen today. However, lucky hikers still regularly come across this star-shaped Alpine flower in the Tyrolean Nauders on the Reschenpass. Starting in the heart of this dream-like place, the Edelweißsteig, as the name suggests, takes you to the hidden corners where you will find the alpine star. You can hike along two different routes towards the 7,637 foot (2,328 meters) mountain.

In this Collection, we present both alternative routes. It is up to you to decide whether you want to choose variant 1, the demanding and well-secured via ferrata, or the classic, but no less scenic, variant 2 hiking trail. On both routes, you will experience a unique and unforgettable side of nature.

To ensure your search for this rare plant is successful, you should keep a few things in mind. Firstly, plan your hike between July and September as the edelweiss blooms in the meadows along the route at this time. Secondly, don’t forget that the edelweiss is under strict nature protection. For you (and all other hikers) this means: admire it, but please don't pick it.

Last but not least you should, as always, wear comfortable shoes and, if you decide to go for the via ferrata variant, pack the appropriate equipment. Then, your journey into the fascinating world of the legendary mystery can begin.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    05:51
    8.75 mi
    1.5 mph
    2,975 ft
    2,975 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Your tour to the white alpine flower starts right in front of the landmark of Nauders - the parish church of St. Valentin. A look into the gothic halls pays …

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  • Difficult
    05:38
    9.67 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,925 ft
    2,900 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Start of the flowery tour is, as in variant 1, the parish church of St. Valentine in Nauders. An impressive property - and not only from the outside. But for too long you do not stay here, because you still have nearly 16 kilometers and almost 900 meters in front of you. And the way number 14 lets you enter directly into your tour.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    2
  • Distance
    18.4 mi
  • Duration
    11:28 h
  • Elevation
    5,875 ft
Valerie

Discovering the trail of an Alpine mystery – the Edelweißsteig