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Migration of the sheep in Val Senales

from 07.09.2019 to 15.09.2019 - 3 nights
from 246.00 € per person
8th and 9th September 2018 Migration of the sheeps from Austria to Vernago and Maso Corto
The people of the Senales 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 3,700 sheep and 300 goats from the Val Venosta and Senales Valley have climbed up over the 2,857 mt. high Hochjoch and the 3,019 mt. Niederjoch in 9th June 2018 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.

08th and 9th September 2018 sees 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 in our family- or doubleroom 
  • Great buffet for breakfast with various types of tea and juices
  • Dinner with 5 courses with a selection of 2 main courses to choose from and a variety of fresh salads from the buffet
  • Indoor swimming pool with counter stream, jacuzzi
  • New Sauna center 
  • Free WIFI 
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Hotel Gerstgras Family Weithaler
Kurzras 7 39020 Val Senales
T. +39 0473 662211 F. +39 0473 662212
Hotel Gerstgras Family Weithaler
Kurzras 7 39020 Val Senales
T. +39 0473 662211 F. +39 0473 662212
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