Trail Hirzel

Paolinahütte - Christomannosdenkmal - Rosengartenhütte - Paolinahütte

The Hirzlsteig (path no. 549) as called in German is a nice and not too strenuous route under the peaks of the Rosengarten offering a breath-taking view of the western mountain-chain of South Tyrol.
This trail starts at the Paolina hut (Rifugio Paolina). Follow the steep path no. 539 in easterly direction to the Christomannos Monument. At the monument take path no. 549 first in westerly and then in northerly direction and head on towards the Fronza hut. On the way back to the Paolina hut take the same path as before, but after 500m continue on the slightly descending path no. 552 which leads to starting point.

Difficulty: slightly strenuous
Characteristics: slightly strenuous
Walking time: 3 to 5 hours
Distance: 7,5 km (4,6 miles)
Up/Down: +/- 700m (2300ft)
Highest point: Rifugio Fronza 2390m (7840ft)