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Dolorama 1. Stage

Long distance hiking trail · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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Distance 20 km
6:12 h
945 m
553 m

The Dolorama Track: Hiking in the realm of the Dolomites

A 4-day hiking tour in a breath-taking Alpine landscape with spectacular panoramic views, from Rodenecker mountain pastures to Laion/Lajen

The beautiful peaks of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Dolomites are always in view! The Dolorama Route runs in four stages, from the Rodenecker mountain pastures to the village of Laion/Lajen – an unforgettable hiking experience through the valleys and mountains of the Dolomites.
The 61-km long Dolorama tour starts gently and then passes through the unique varied landscape of the Dolomites. Leaving the rich pastures of the Rodenecker and Lüsner Alm pastures, the route reaches the rugged rock formations of the Aferer and Villnösser Geisler, leading through pastures and meadows down to the village of Lajen/Laion. A spectacular panoramic view is to see along the entire tour on the horizon: the unique high rock formations of the Dolomites. First, the impressive Peitlerkofel in Funes/Villnöss, close to the Gömajoch ridge in the Puez-Geisler Nature Park comes into view, and then the Raschötz mountain pasture, withe the view extends to the peaks of Langkofel, Plattkofel and Schlern.
The Dolorama trail consists almost entirely of forestry paths and hiking trails , and is only crossed once by a road. Along the way there are many rest areas and panorama points to stop at: for example, the prehistoric settlement site at Astmoos on the Luson/Lüsner Alm pasture or the alpine pastures of Raschötz. For those who want to undertake the 4-day tour in stages, there are many access paths and descents along the entire route. These, as well as the starting point and target destination, are all easily accessible by public bus.

There are many Alpine huts along the way, offering refreshments and accommodation.
All in all: a pure experience of the Dolomites !

Dolorama - Total Distance
» Starting point: Zumis car park, Rodengo/Rodeneck
» Endpoint: Laion/Lajen
» Route: 61 km | ascent: 2,356 hm | descent: 3,004 hm
» Walking time: approx. 19 hours 15 min.

Stages of the Route:
» Stage 1: from the Zumis car park at the Rodeneckker/Lüsner Alm mountain pasture to the Maurerberghütte hut (ca 6.30 h)
» Stage 2: from the Maurerberghütte mountain hut to the Schlüterhütte alpine hut (ca. 4.45 h)
» Stage 3: from the Schlüterhütte alpine hut to the Raschötz shelter hut (ca. 5 h)
» Stage 4: from the Raschötz shelter hut to the village of Laion/Lajen (ca. 3 h)
Highest point
2,162 m
Lowest point
1,731 m


46.775162, 11.727844
46°46'30.6"N 11°43'40.2"E
32T 708249 5183792

Turn-by-turn directions

Zumis bis Maurerberghütte Strecke: 20,4km, Aufstieg: 941hm, Abstieg: 556hm, Gehdauer:ca.6Std.30Min.

Die  erste  Etappe  der  Dolorama-Route  führt  in  sanftem  Auf  und  Ab  und  dennoch  in  stetiger Steigung  durch  die  weitläufige  Landschaft  der  Rodenecker-und  Lüsner  Almen  und  gewährt  dem Wanderer  Einblick  in  gelebte  Südtiroler  Almwirtschaft.  Diese  abwechslungsreiche  Berglandschaft wird vom beeindruckenden Panorama der Pfunderer Berge und Zillertaler Hauptkamm im Norden und  dem  sich  über  den  Glittner  Seen  ständig  nähernden  Dolomitengipfel  des  Peitlerkofels  im Süden umrahmt. Ausgehend vom Parkplatz Zumis(1749m) folgt man dem Waldweg Nr. 4 in nordöstlicher Richtung bis  zur  Ronerhütte  (1832m).  Hier  geht  es  auf  dem  Weg  Nr.  2  südostwärts  weiter,  meist  auf  der Almstraße,   erreicht   man   die   Starkenfeldhütte   (1936m).   Man   folgt   hier   dem   ansteigenden WirtschaftswegNr. 67 bis zu einer Wegverzweigung, an der man rechts abwärts, über den Weg Nr. 66 zur Steiner Alm (1908m) gelangt. Kurz nach der Steiner Alm links, führt die Markierung Nr. 2A zur  Kreuzwiesenhütte  (1924m).  Dem  Forstweg  Nr.  2B/12A  folgt  man  bis  zur  Kurve am  Bach,  um dort auf den nordostwärts ansteigenden Fußweg Nr. 12A abzuzweigen. Nach kurzem Anstieg wird der  Weg  Nr.  10    erreicht,  dem  man  rechts  abbiegend  folgt.  Die  Markierung  Nr.  10  führt  nun  als Höhenweg   südostwärts   zum   Jakobstöckl   (2026m)   und   südwärts,den   Jakobskopf   (2116m) überschreitend zur Wieseralm (2056m). Immer nahe am Kammrücken südwärts weiter, kommt man zum  Glittner  See  (2151m)  und  steigt  dort  rechts  zur  Turnaretschalm  ab  (2050m,  keine  Einkehr). Der  Wirtschaftsweg  Mark.  13  führt  zum  Lüsner  Joch  (2010m).  Hier  führt  der  Steig  Nr.  1  die ostseitigen Grashänge am Maurerberg querend, zur Maurerberghütte (2157m).


all notes on protected areas


46.775162, 11.727844
46°46'30.6"N 11°43'40.2"E
32T 708249 5183792
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • 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

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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.

Questions and answers

Question from Sonja Zema · September 08, 2020 · Community
Leggo: Stato chiuso. Cosa vuole dire? Che il Sentiero é interrotte da qualche parte?
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