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Resciesa|Raschötz Circular Trail in Laion|Lajen

Hiking trail · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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m 2500 2000 1500 1000 25 20 15 10 5 km Heilig Kreuz Kapelle Raschötz Tschatterlin Sattel Raschötzhütte (Rif. Rasciesa) Ramitzler Schwaige Unterpulghütte Tschöfas St. Peter
Permanent IVV trail (info in the Laion Tourist Office).
Distance 25.5 km
8:00 h
1,440 m
1,440 m
2,198 m
1,090 m
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Hubert Mair
Update: October 10, 2017
Highest point
2,198 m
Lowest point
1,090 m

Rest Stop

Raschötzhütte (Rif. Rasciesa)
St. Peter
Ramitzler Schwaige


Laion|Lajen (1,093 m) (1,089 m)
46.608920, 11.565338
46°36'32.1"N 11°33'55.2"E
32T 696446 5164903


Laion|Lajen (1,093 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

The Resciesa circular trail begins in Laion (1,093m), following the Poststeig trail (marked as "P") as far as Tschöfas (1,212m), St. Peter (1,210m) and the Pedrutsch (1,267m) mountain huts, all of which serve refreshments. The hike is along a steep wooden trail (caution advised) 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 Resciesa forest up to the mountain pasture and 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 Holy Cross Chapel (2,198m). This is where return track 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 Resciesa funicular.


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Public transport

Alle Informationen zu den öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln erhalten Sie unter: www.sii.bz.it oder im örtlichen Tourismusverein.


46.608920, 11.565338
46°36'32.1"N 11°33'55.2"E
32T 696446 5164903
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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25.5 km
8:00 h
1,440 m
1,440 m
Highest point
2,198 m
Lowest point
1,090 m


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