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The Dolorama Trail: A view of the Dolomites

Long distance hiking trail · Eisacktal
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Map / The Dolorama Trail: A view of the Dolomites
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Distance 61.1 km
35:54 h
2,067 m
2,699 m
2,342 m
1,090 m
This spectacular 4-stage hike crosses through the Eisacktal Valley from the Rodenecker and Lüsner Alm mountain pastures, over the Plose mountain near Brixen/Bressanone to Lajen/Laion at the entrance to the Grödnertal Valley.
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Update: June 24, 2019
Highest point
2,342 m
Lowest point
1,090 m
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Start

Zumis parking lot above Rodeneck (1,727 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.775516, 11.727481
DMS
46°46'31.9"N 11°43'38.9"E
UTM
32T 708220 5183831
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Destination

Lajen

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The 61 km Dolorama Trail starts gently before crossing diverse types of terrain in the Eisacktal Valley. The blossoming Alpine pastures on the Rodenecker and Lüsner Alm pastures give way to rugged terrain on the Aferer and Villnösser Geisler mountains before descending to Lajen. Among the unusual rock formations found along the way are striking landmarks: the imposing Peitlerkofel in Villnöss/Funes, the Gömajoch ridge in the Puez-Geisler Nature Park as well as the Villnösser Geisler peaks. Beneath the Geislergruppe mountains near Raschötz, the panorama opens out on the Langkofel and Plattkofel peaks and the Schlern plateau.

Running along nearly the entire length on the forest roads, the Dolorama Trail crosses a tarred road only once. Well-positioned rest stops and beautiful spots along the way inspire contemplation: the prehistoric human settlement in Astmoos on the Lüsner Alm mountain pasture and the geological formation in the Moibach gorge above the Würzjoch ridge. Here, the terrain opens to steep mountain slopes, gorges and loose rocks. Along the Munkelweg Trail, the geological structure of the Dolomites is clearly visible. After crossing the gentle Raschötz plateau and the descent down some steps to Lajen, the trail comes to the end of the hike.

Start to Finish:

Start: Zumis parking lot, at Rodeneck/Rodengo above Mühlbach/Rio di Pusteria.

Finish: Lajen at the entrance to the Grödnertal Valley.

Total Distance: 61 km Ascent: 2,356 metres in height Descent: 3,004 metres in height

Stages: 4

 

Stage #1: from Zumis parking area on the Rodenecker-Lüsner Alm to Maurerberghütte hut (± 6.30 hrs. on foot)

Stage #2: from Maurerberghütte to Schlüterhütte hut (± 4.45 hrs.)

Stage #3: from Schlüterhütte to Schutzhütte Raschötz refuge (± 5.00 hrs.)

Stage #4: from Raschötz to Lajen (± 3.00 hrs.)

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

DD
46.775516, 11.727481
DMS
46°46'31.9"N 11°43'38.9"E
UTM
32T 708220 5183831
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Distance
61.1 km
Duration
35:54 h
Ascent
2,067 m
Descent
2,699 m
Highest point
2,342 m
Lowest point
1,090 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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