A short ascent to Lafatscher Joch, followed by a long descent via St. Magdalena through the Halltal Valley to Gasthof Walderbrücke Inn in Absams/Hall in Tyrol.
This is a spectacular route. Along steep cliffs, you’ll ascend to Lafatscher Joch, where you will be rewarded in good weather with amazing views of Großglocker Mountain. After a long descent through the Isstal Valley to St. Magdalena mountain lodge, you’ll arrive in an idyllic resting spot. Via an escape route you’ll continue downhill through the Halltal Valley to Gasthof Walderbrücke Inn.
Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves.
Always allow plenty of time for your hike. The walking times indicated do not include breaks. Breaks for photos and a rest need to be added to the specified times.
Make sure you find out about current weather conditions and keep an eye on weather changes. Thunderstorms can gather very quickly in the Alps.
Do not leave the designated hiking trails!
Please note there may be some discrepancies in distances given by different devices/software.
Always wear good walking boots with a robust sole, and take waterproofs with you. Take plenty of water with you (min. 1 litre) and don’t forget sunscreen!
Food and Drink
Take enough water with you for the whole day. There are only a few places where you can access drinking water. There is a small drinking fountain for very thirsty travellers in an old chapel in one of the manor houses along the way.