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The Latschenkieferweg trail on the Villanderer Alm

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Map / The Latschenkieferweg trail on the Villanderer Alm
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Distance 7.3 km
2:10 h
261 m
262 m
This uncomplicated circuit hike on the high moors of the Villanderer Alm mountain pasture through pine forests, offers fantastic views of the Dolomites. Occupying about 20 km2, the Villanderer Alm is one of the largest Alpine pastures in Europe.

Author’s recommendation

The sought-after mountain pine oil is processed at the Marzuner Schupfe distillery from June to October. The distillery is open to visitors.
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Updated: May 02, 2019
Highest point
1,967 m
Lowest point
1,747 m
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Rest Stop

Gasser Hütte
Moar in Plun
Am Rinderplatz
Marzuner Schupfe

Start

Saltnerstein parking area (1,747 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.641325, 11.489838
DMS
46°38'28.8"N 11°29'23.4"E
UTM
32T 690551 5168318
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Destination

at the starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts at the Saltnerstein parking area (1,744 m) on the Villanderer Alm. Take trail no. 6, as it rises slightly uphill from the nearby Gasserhütte mountain hut and then heads northeast. Turn right at the first crossroads and continue along trail no. 24 to the Rinderplatzhütte mountain hut (1,799 m). Then follow the signs to Latschenweg – Sentiero Pino Mugo along trail no. 23 and turn left. At the next intersection turn right to arrive at Moar in Plun (1,870 m). Continue for a short distance before reaching another fork in the road. Keep right and take trail no. 15. After about 200 m, turn left to Marzuner Schupfe mountain hut (1,933 m), where the distillery manufactures the prized dwarf pine oil.

To return, head northwest along trail no. 6A/6 and at the next crossing follow the signs to Moar in Plun. Continue downhill on a moderate gradient following trail no. 15/6 to the Gasserhütte and back to the Saltnerstein parking area.

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Coordinates

DD
46.641325, 11.489838
DMS
46°38'28.8"N 11°29'23.4"E
UTM
32T 690551 5168318
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Distance
7.3 km
Duration
2:10 h
Ascent
261 m
Descent
262 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly

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