I am a professional photographer and filmmaker. I live in Tyrol, Austria, which gives me the opportunity to spend a lot of my free time outside hiking or skiing. Mostly I have my camera with me in order to capture the beauty of my home country, may it be a scenic sunrise on the top of a mountain or an epic powder run through the deep snow in winter. I love to freeze such moments in time with my pictures. Living in such an environment makes it easily possible for me to take pictures at epic locations within beautiful landscapes.
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- 07:318.07 mi1.1 mph2,850 ft3,325 ft
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Although described as an e-bike tour, you can of course only get to the Eastern Valschavielberg on foot and leave your bike at the Neue Heilbronner Hütte. Unfortunately I don't know how to change the activity to "hiking" on a single section. With the e-bike you can get to the Neue Heilbronner Hütte in approx. 2 hours from St. Anton. We had stayed there too (it is essential to register in advance in the high season!). The next day we went to sunrise on the Eastern Valschavielberg at 2623m. Walking time approx. 45 minutes to the summit from the hut.
August 17, 2021
A few days ago we escaped the heat in the valley and went on a circular hike near Nauders, more precisely to the Großer Mutzkopf. The circular hike leads through a beautiful moor landscape and also past two lakes, the Schwarzsee and the Grünsee.
Shortly after 8:00 am, the Regiobus 210 went from Landeck to Nauders. There you drive to the “Nauders Mühle” stop. The bus stop is only a few minutes' walk from the “Mutzkopf chairlift”. So if you want to save yourself a few meters in altitude at the beginning, you can use the lift here (Regio-Card and various Nauders summer cards are valid). Alternatively, you can of course start the circular hike from the valley station.
Once you have reached the top with the lift, you will first take you to glorious meadows and natural moorland to the Schwarzsee, the highlight of the circular hike. The Schwarzsee is in the truest sense of the word a moor lake - hence its dark color and the name. Due to the relatively high acid content of moor lakes, there are extreme living conditions for flora and fauna. The pH value is below 5 and the Schwarzsee is largely closed off from the mineral soil and is only fed by rainwater and tributaries from the area. As a result, the moor water lacks important nutrients and minerals. That is why moor lakes tend to be poor in species and only a few animal and plant species can survive here due to special adaptation strategies. However, these rare specialists increase biodiversity in general, because precisely these species would not prevail in "normal" lakes and can find a place here. At the Schwarzsee there are also the highest white water lilies in the Alps, which, however, were not in bloom when we visited. In July it will be ready.
Then it goes on to the Grünensee. There a jetty invites you to linger or jump into the cool water.
Now you tackle the last meters of altitude on the Großer Mutzkopf. From there, there is a wonderful view of the valley around Nauders all the way to Lake Reschen.
From now on the way back begins, past beautiful alpine meadows and hay barns. Especially the flower meadows around the lower courtyard are extremely colorful.
We then went back to the “Nauders Mühle” bus stop and took the Regiobus 210 to Landeck again.
A perfect Sunday getaway by bus. A big praise also to the VVT that buses regularly run on Sundays and that such excursions are also possible by bus on weekends.
June 23, 2021