Bike Touring Highlight
OUTDOOR Magazin planned a hike.
May 16, 2020
This cross-border mountain hike via the Sesvenna hut offers plenty of places to stop and a huge gorge with a spectacular rock climb. The first part to the Schliniger Alm is family-friendly and can also be done with a pram.outdoor tipAs you cross the border from Italy to Switzerland, be sure to take your identity card with you. If you want to experience a little alpine cross feeling, you can take a mountain bike up to the Sesvenna hut. The Vinschgau Tourism Association has an interesting offer in the summer months: Guided moonlight tours through the Uina Gorge.routeThe path first leads through the wide Schlinigtal. From the parking lot, follow the flat alpine road towards the end of the valley. After about two kilometers it goes slightly uphill and the Alp Plambell / Schliniger Alm(1868 m) is reached. Up to this snack station, the hike would not be a problem even with prams. If you want, you can have a second breakfast in the Alp Plambell and strengthen yourself for the further ascent. Then follow the road straight ahead uphill to the Inner Alm, 1923 m. The road is getting steeper. The path continues uphill to the Schwarzwand, a small rock break that blocks the view of the Sesvenna hut. The path climbs steeply to the right. After this steep step it continues on a gentle slope and soon you will be in front of the Sesvenna hut. Follow the hiking trail past the hut on the right and later straight towards the Schlinig Pass and Uina Gorge.The path leads slowly through grassy moor to the Schlinig Pass, 2309m, with its border fence, a wooden turnstile and a boundary stone that marks the transition to Switzerland. The pass is not only the border between Italy / South Tyrol and Switzerland, but also the watershed between the Adriatic and the Black Sea. Now follow the hiking trail straight ahead and, accompanied by the whistling of the marmots, through grassy alpine pastures to the entrance of the Uina Gorgedescend. You can explore the almost one kilometer long canyon on the Schluchtsteig before you climb back up to the Schlinig Pass and hike back to the parking lot via the Sesvenna Hut and the Schliniger Alm.