22.06.2017 - Tuffalm and Hofer Alpl
Dream tour to the two perfectly located Völser Almen; the Tuff Alm and the Hofer Alpl, past the romantic Völser Weiher bathing lake, at the foot of the rocky backdrop of the Schern in the Seiser Alm region. Difficulty S1. St. Konstantin is beautifully presented on the way up towards the forest, while you are gently warming up. Alongside the main road, the route proceeds uphill on a car-free asphalt road followed by a forest path to the beautifully nestled Völser Weiher. On warm summer days, a refreshing dip here is hard to resist: the Völser Weiher with swimming cabin and generous bathing jetty is one of the most popular swimming lakes in South Tirol. But the route continues even higher, up to the Huber Weiher and steeply uphill through the forest to Tuff Alm. This is a good reason to stop for a breather and enjoy a traditional South Tyrolean apple strudel on the panorama terrace. The Almhütte looks out on the petting zoo and the gentle alpine meadows. From here, the route follows a steep gravel road to the highest point of the tour before it reaches the Schlernhaus goods cable lift. This is a section where you might have to get off and push, but it shouldn’t pose a problem for riders in good shape. After a few more turns down the hill, the path branches off from the forest road towards the Hofer Alpl. Here you have is another chance for a break with an e-Bike charging station and kid’s play area, before a 500-metre long trail snakes downhill. But there is one more highlight: the magnificent old country road from Völs to Ums! The predominantly gravelled, idyllic route leads though rugged landscapes alongside old farmyards and offers an enjoyable countryside experience, especially in the evening sun.
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