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Rasciesa circular hiking tour

Hiking trail · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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Map / Rasciesa circular hiking tour
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moderate
Distance 27.3 km
6:50 h
1,188 m
1,188 m

Permanent IVV trail

Gateway to the Dolomites. Round trip for experienced hikers on the high Alpine pasture of Resciesa at the entrance to Val Gardena/Grödner Tal, with great panoramic views of the Dolomites.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,281 m
Lowest point
1,093 m

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.609334, 11.565243
DMS
46°36'33.6"N 11°33'54.9"E
UTM
32T 696437 5164948
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Turn-by-turn directions

The Rasciesa circular trail begins in Laion (1,093m), following the Poststeig trail (marked as "P") as far as Ceves (1,212m; refreshments served), S. Pietro (1,210m; refreshments served) and the Pedrutsch (1,267m) mountain huts, all of which serve refreshments. The hike goes along a steep trail before reaching an intersection. Trail no. 8A leads left through the forest above Ortisei to the next crossing; trail no. 10 is a longer ascent through the Rasciesa forest up to the mountain pasture and turns left to the Raschötzhütte hut (2,170m; refreshments served). The trail continues to the Außerraschötz summit (2,281m; summit cross) and then left down to the Hl. Kreuz Kapelle chapel (2,198m). This is where return trail no. 35 begins, at first crossing through rocky terrain, before leading into the alpine forest and descending on to Tschatterlin Sattel ridge (1,870m). Continuing west, the route leads through a large forested area on field track no. 35 to the Ramitzler Schwaige hut (1,815m; refreshments served). After 2 km the trail leads past the Unterpulghütte hut (1,550m; refreshments served) and 4 km further down the field road, one is back in Laion. Inexperienced hikers: we recommend making use of public transport to Ortisei. From there use the Rasciesa funicular.

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Coming from the north you will reach our region via Munich - Kufstein - Innsbruck - Brenner - Klausen (exit Chiusa / Val Gardena), the SS Val Gardena - at the roundabout in Novale/Ried-Lajen you turn to Lajen/Laion.  From here you are within a few minutes in your resort Lajen.

Parking: at the football field

Coordinates

DD
46.609334, 11.565243
DMS
46°36'33.6"N 11°33'54.9"E
UTM
32T 696437 5164948
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
27.3 km
Duration
6:50 h
Ascent
1,188 m
Descent
1,188 m
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