MIGRATION OF THE SHEEP 12.+13.09.2020

from 11.09.2020 to 15.09.2020 - 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 transhumance of the sheep. Which is still practiced and deeply rooted, dates back 600 years. This ancient tradition in Schnalstal Valley is part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and now also an immaterial World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. The annual migration in Schnalstal Valley is the only cross-border and trans-glacial transhumance in existence.

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 12th and 13th of September 2020 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. Only if the Covid 19 law allowes this.
 
 
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.

From Euro 266,00.- per person.
 
 
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