Home of the Sciliar Witches
2-day tour crossing Sciliar Mountain with overnight stay
Sciliar Mountain is one of the symbols of South Tyrol. Due to the characteristic shape, this mountain can easily be distinguished from the others. At the top there is a broad summit plateau from where you can admire the giant high-alpine plateau of Alpe di Siusi to the north. There are several ascent routes. We start from Alpe di Siusi. Above the road we take the trail to Fiè and Fiè Lake, we continue to Tuff pasture and to the turn off to Hofer Alpl. And now the truly panoramic section starts: A trail with square-edged larch posts has been realised in a gorge. Past Sesselschwaige and over the alpine pastures to Schlernhaus where we will stay for the night. From here you can hike up to the summit in about 20 minutes on a rocky, but easy trail.
Alternative route for the first day:
Sciliar is a mountain with a great history. Due to its characteristic silhouette it has become a symbol of South Tyrol. From the cable car mountain station an easy uphill path through splendid alpine pastures to 1960 m of altitude, and then 130 m in difference of altitude downhill to Saltner pasture and to a bridge. Now, a stony and steep trail leads to Schlernhaus on the so-called Tourist Trail.
From Schlernhaus there is an almost even path over the high-alpine pasture. After reaching the western side of Cima di Terrarossa, the serpentine trail takes you to the upper edge of Bärenlochtal valley at the end of Ciamin valley. From there the trail takes you through the dark Wengener Laven to Tierser Alpl Hut (2444 m). The return path from Tierser Alpl to Alpe di Siusi begins with the ascent to Forcella Denti di Terrarossa (2499 m). Then a serpentine trail leads down to the Goldknopf Hotel (2078 m). Finally, a wide service road takes you past the Panorama Hotel back to the point of departure on the western side of Alpe di Siusi.