Chalet Resciesa to Mount Resciesa Loop

MODERATE 4 reviews

Chalet Resciesa to Mount Resciesa Loop is a 13.2 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kastelruth, Trentino-South Tyrol, Italy that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking.

Distance: 13.2 km Elevation Gain: 545 m Route Type: Loop






6 days ago

It's difficult to have a bad day out amongst this scenery. Having studied the route we elected to do the circuit anticlockwise to get the big descent and climb out the way early. This was a good call! Having climbed 2700ft on the funicular, it was soul destroying to then descend 1100ft steeply, but the climb was much easier, less steep than the descent, and better under foot. Once above the tree line the views were spectacular, and the going easy, and it was nice to have the climb behind us. The final views from the summit of Resciesa were stunning in every direction and we'll worth the effort. There would be some merit in starting the route clockwise, and then when you get to the furthest easterly point, return the same way and drop down to the funicular at the end. The views in each direction are fantastic, and you lose the views as you start to descend into the trees. Also you would miss a very steep 1100ft climb back to the funicular at the end of the hike. This would maybe reduce the length to 8 miles with about 700ft of climb and descent.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

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