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Long distance hiking trail

Burgweg - Ochsentodweg - Castle Tyrol

Long distance hiking trail · Meraner Land
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Algund
  • Burgweg
    / Burgweg
    Photo: TV Algund - Foto Mike, Algund
  • Algund
    / Algund
    Photo: TV Algund - Frieder Blickle, Algund
  • / Burgweg - Ochsentodweg - Castle Tyrol
    Photo: Daniela Prossliner, Algund
m 600 500 400 300 8 6 4 2 km
easy
Distance 9 km
2:46 h
422 m
469 m
A wonderful hike that leads via the Burg and Ochsentodweg to Thurnstein Castle and further to Tirol Castle.
You can already feel the Mediterranean climate here.
This hike is also suitable for families.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
633 m
Lowest point
337 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.686777, 11.115018
DMS
46°41'12.4"N 11°06'54.1"E
UTM
32T 661730 5172530
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Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts at the valley station of the Vellau chairlift in Mitterplars. You follow the Burgweg path 20 until you reach the Caffè Conrad. Now you continue walking until you reach the Blumenthalerhof. There you follow the paved Ochsentodweg path 29, which leads us slightly uphill to Thurnstein Castle and further along the asphalt road to St. Peter and to Castle Tirol.
Return journey: steep descent via Brunnenburg or via Dorf Tirol (Gnaidweg) to Gratsch and via the Algunder Waalweg back to the starting point.

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Getting there

Via the Adige Valley, take the MeBo highway to the Algund exit.
Coming from Vinschgau, Algund is right before Merano.

Coordinates

DD
46.686777, 11.115018
DMS
46°41'12.4"N 11°06'54.1"E
UTM
32T 661730 5172530
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9 km
Duration
2:46 h
Ascent
422 m
Descent
469 m

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