Snowshoe hike Prato Piazza - Monte Specie with view of the Three Peaks

2/29/2024 - Hikes/trips (08:30 - 15:00)

Information about the event
08:30 - 15:00  
Ticket required
meeting point: Tourist Info Innichen / San Candido -
Registration required
within 6 p.m. of the previous day
Meeting place
Tourist Info Innichen/San Candido
0.00 € adults
20.00 € Taxi Plätzwiese / Prato Piazza
50.00 € adults Adults + taxi
We set off into Valle di Braies Vecchia by minibus from San Candido and using the snow-covered road towards Prato Piazza we reach the 2000 meters high alpine plateau. From there it’s a short walk to Rifugio Prato Piazza (base camp). There, we put on our snowshoes. Past Swiss pine woods we gently cross the high plateau and climb Monte Specie (2,307 m). A stunning circular view and intense winter fun for relatively small climbing effort. Refreshment stop possible at the end of the hike.

Starting point: 08:30 am Tourist Information San Candido
Return: approx. 3:00 pm
Walking time: ascent approx. 2.5 hrs / descent approx. 1.5 hrs
Difficulty: intermediate
Altitude differential: approx. 350 m
Kit: technical, ankle-covering mountain boots with profiled soles (winter boots or low shoes are not suitable for deep snow), hot drink (thermos flask), thermal protection, gloves and spare hat, sun protection

Anyone suffering from heart disease and/or taking medication is not permitted to participate in this tour (rapid difference in altitude)!
Taxi obligatory for everyone: 20.00 Euro for the round trip not included / for organisational reasons it is not possible to drive up in your own car (in case of cancellation after 18.00 pm of the previous day the taxi must still be paid)

Fee: 30 € per person, 5 € snow shoe rental, taxi return journey: € 20,00 a person

The hikes will take place in all events, even where there is a lack of snow.
In the event of a grave risk of avalanche or other adverse conditions, programme changes may occur.
There is no minimum number of participants.
The minimum age for children is 10 years with a shoe size of at least 35 (there are no snowshoes for smaller sizes).
Dogs are not permitted at ANY tour.
To bring along
- technical, ankle-covering mountain boots with profiled soles (winter boots or low shoes are not suitable for deep snow) and possibly gaiters
- Warm hiking socks or ski socks
- Warm hiking clothes or thin skiwear (thick skiwear is too warm for hiking, even in colder temperatures)
- Spare shirt
- Warm jacket (for breaks, descent and when it’s windy)
- Gloves (possibly thin for the ascent and thick for the descent)
- Hat
- Scarf (e.g. BUFF loop)
- Sunglasses
- Sunscreen
- Backpack
- Drink (in cold temperatures in a thermos flask)
- Refreshments (you should carry a snack even for short tours. Ideal snacks are: Muesli bars, fruit, sandwiches, chocolate, etc.)
- Camera
- Money (for any refreshment stop in an Alpine hut)
- HOLIDAYPASS (hikes with possible bus transfer Wednesday & Friday)
The cancellation of the online ticket is not possible and also in case of wrong footwear the participation must still be paid.
Participation only possible with technical, ankle-covering mountain boots with profiled soles (winter boots or low shoes are not suitable for deep snow).

The cancellation of bookings with cash payment are possible until 6 p.m. of the previous day.

A short-term booking, 2-3 days before, is recommended.