Snowshoe hike to the Rifugio Forcola

Panoramic hike to the Furkelhütte. 

General description

The Furkelhütte mountain hut towers over Trafoi at an elevation of 2,153 m. Trail no. 17, which leads from Trafoi (near the lift station) to the Furkelhütte, is the classic option for winter and snowshoe hikes in the Trafoi area. It leads hikers on a two-hour excursion through a romantic forest setting to reach the hut. A renovated trench section shortly before the end of the trail provides a fascinating insight into the hard life endured by soldiers during WWI. The sun terrace boasts the best view of King Ortler and the surrounding mountain panorama – all the way through to the Stilfserjoch ridge. The return leg can also be completed via a 20-minute ride on the chairlift.

Route description

This route leads hikers on a two-hour excursion through a romantic forest setting to reach the hut. A renovated trench section shortly before the end of the trail provides a fascinating insight into the hard life endured by soldiers during WWI. The sun terrace boasts the best view of King Ortler and the surrounding mountain panorama – all the way through to the Stilfserjoch ridge. The return leg can also be completed via a 20-minute ride on the chairlift.

description to arrive at destination

From Spondinig/Spondigna via Stilfserjoch pass road SS 38 as far as Trafoi.

Park

Public car park close to the valley station (below the Hotel Bella Vista).

Public transport

• Bus 271 “Spondinig – Trafoi/Sulden”

All timetables and additional information available at:

http://www.sii.bz.it/en

Safety instructions

No liability can be assumed for any information provided.

Hiker should look at the weather forecast and plan the tour as best as possible. 

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