Merano 2000: Panoramic trail 360°
From the Mittager Hut, a unique panorama of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites opens up to the eye. The mount Ortler and the Texel group can also be seen from here. If you don’t want to complete the entire ascent on foot, you can also hike comfortably from Falzeben or Piffing to the Kirchsteiger Alm and take the lift to the Mittager Hut.
This panoramic trail with far-reaching views of the Dolomites is an easy yet spectacular hike that leads from the summit station of the Meran 2000 Cable Car to the high-elevation Mittager Hütte Mountain Hut.
Time one-way: 2,5 hours
Altitude: 500 hm
Max. height: 2.422 m
Trails: 18A-chairlift Mittager-13A
Huts: Panorama Bistro, Piffinger Köpfl alpine hut, Waidmann alpine hut, Kirchsteiger alpine hut, Meraner alpine hut, Mittager alpine hut
From Pivigna, start off on trail no. 18A, which takes you past the Malga Waidmann inn to the valley station of the Mittager chairlift. Hop on the chairlift and let it conveniently take you to the top, from where you can proceed along trail no. 13A all the way to Grande Monte Catino. The route is dotted with telescopes offering breath-taking views of some of the most magnificent peaks in South Tyrol. From the Rifugio Mittager inn, awe-inspiring panoramic vistas reach as far as the most dramatic summits in the Dolomites as well as the Ortles and Gruppo Tessa ranges.
There are several options for your return journey: One trail leads from Rifugio Mittager to Rifugio Meraner and from there on to Pivigna, or down to Falzeben passing Rifugio Parete Rossa and Rifugio Zuegg. Another option will take you from the mountain station of the chairlift to Rifugio Kesselberg and then to the ropeway mountain station at Pivigna along trails no. 13 and 3.