Time-out along the picture balcony of the alps - long-dinstance-hiking along the "2TälerTrail"

The most important at a glance

92 km
altitude meters uphill
5528 m
altitude meters downhill
5788 m
total walking time
34 h
highest point
2383 m
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starting point:
Hopfgarten im Defereggental
destination point:
Olang / Südtirol
best season:


Bus stop
Hopfgarten i. D. Gemeindeamt
St. Veit i. D. Kirche
St. Jakob i. D. Lärchenhof
St. Jakob i. D. Staller Sattel
Car park
Car park Ratzell
Car park St. Veit
Car park Oberseehütte

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The boarder crossing "2TälerTrail" from East to South Tyrol leads to ways where minings, varlets, church-goers and smugglers have walked ever since. This path is around 90 kilometres long and takes up to six days from Hopfgarten in Defereggen via St. Jakob in Defereggen and the Staller Sattel to Rasen in the Antholzertal-valley.


The "2TälerTrail" is consciously no high alpine long-distance-hiking-trail and also no monoton valley trail, it's just a trail inbetween. It leads along avarage levels, between high alpine terrain and the valley bottom. Alpine mountain scenarious and cultural landscapes are changing. The views to the snow covered peaks of the Lasörling-group, Villgarter-mountains and the Rieserverner-group are simply stunning.


Figuratively speaking, neither does the hiker walk on the roof nor on the ground floor but on the balcony of the alps. Choose your night stop in a village in one of the loveley hotels, guesthouses with halfboard or private rooms with breakfast after a superior hiking day.


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