MIGRATION OF THE SHEEP 08.+14.09.2019

from 06.09.2019 to 15.09.2019 - 3 nights
from 266.00 €
 
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Transfer with the cable car to the glacier, hiking towards the sheep and return together with the shepherds and their flock to Maso Corto.
The people of the Schnals valley are very attached to their country and to their old traditions and one of the most spectacular of these is the migratory procession of thousands of sheep which takes place twice a year.

For hundrets of years now, flocks of something like 3,000 sheep and 300 goats from the Vinschgau and Schnals valley have climbed up over the 2,857 mt. high Hochjoch and the 3,019 mt. Niederjoch in the middle of June to reach the high alpine pastures of the Venter valley in nearby Austria which have been owned by Schnals valley farmers for centuries.
Shepherds, drovers and sheep dogs accompany the animals on their two-day march over 44 km. up to an altidude of some 3,200 metres and then down 1,800 mt. on the other side, crossing numerous snow-fields, rocky outdrops, steep slopes and slippery ice on the Alpenhauptkamm.

The 8th and 14th of September 2019 see a repeat of this same journey in the opposite direction and, usually, under better weather conditions and along paths which are not so dangerous at that time of year. The sheep with their shepherds and drovers are welcomed on their return by valley folk and visitors alike and the unique, festive event is enjoyed by everyone.
 
 
Included services
3 nights with breakfast and dinner and transfer with the cable car to the glacier, go with the Grawand chair lift and the Gletschersee chair lift down about 600 meters and then continue by foot to the Bella Vista Hut. From there you follow the sheep down to Maso Corto.

Included use of Sauna, steambath, hot jacuzzy - whirlpool
olympic Swimming pool of Maso Corto
 
 
Are you interested?
Contact us by phone
00390473662100
 
 
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