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The high altitude trail of Laives/Leifers

Mountain tour · Südtirols Süden
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  • Panoramic view of Leifers/Laives
    / Panoramic view of Leifers/Laives
    Photo: Tourismusverein Leifers/Harald Steger, Leifers
  • View of Leifers/Laives from Rechtebner inn
    / View of Leifers/Laives from Rechtebner inn
    Photo: Tourismusverein Leifers/Verena Prinoth, Leifers
  • / Sign
    Photo: Tourismusverein Leifers/Verena Gamper, Leifers
  • / Segment High altitute path
    Photo: Tourismusverein Leifers/Verena Gamper, Leifers
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16.8 km
5:27 h
1005 m
1034 m

An extremely varied and demanding high-altitude trail that crosses rock faces in the southern part. Starting in Laives/Leifers, the trail takes you until Bozen/Bolzano to Flavon Castle.

Highest point
918 m
Lowest point
245 m

Turn-by-turn directions

From the centre of Laives/Leifers, at the crossroad, you walk along Via Pietralba for about 4 km into the Brantental valley until you cross the river and reach the "Zur Mühle" inn. Until here the road is asphalted. From the inn, path no. 12 climbs steeply northwards until after 10 minutes you reach the "Schwabhof" inn (approx. 700m). After a short ascent, a partly narrow but well-secured path leads through the sunny porphyry walls of the Brantental valley. After approx. 1 hour and approx. 900 metres altitude difference you reach a magnificent vantage point, where the view covers the entire Adige Valley. From there a wide path, shaded by chestnut trees, leads past the "Hocheggerhof", on to the "Brunnerhof" and then to the "Steinerhöfen", a double farm with chapel. The walk from "Schwabhof" to here takes about 2 hours.

Alternatively, it is possible to follow path no. 11 from the "Steinerhöfen" and get back to Laives/Leifers in about 1 hour.

Continue on path no. 12, under the "Alplerhof", along the forest road to the "Altebnerhof", then on to the Rechtebner inn and to La Costa/Seit (868m). The walk from the "Steinerhöfen" to here takes about 1.5 hours. Path no. 3 begins below the small chapel in La Costa/Seit and it takes approx. 2 hours to reach the Flavon Castle in Bolzano where you can stop for refreshments. In about 15 minutes you reach Aslago/Haslach from where you can take the bus (line 110) to get back to Laives/Leifers.


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Getting there

Coming from the south:
Take the highway exit "Egna/Ora/Termeno-Neumarkt/Auer/Tramin" and follow the signs "Bolzano/Laives-Bozen/Leifers" for approx. 15 km. Then follow the signs for "Laives Sud/Leifers Süd" to reach the city centre.

Coming from the north:
Take the highway exit "Bolzano Sud/Bozen Süd" and then follow the signs for "Trento/Laives - Trient/Leifers" for approx. 10 km. After the tunnel connecting Bolzano/Bozen and Laives/Leifers, follow the signs for "Laives Nord/Leifers Nord" for approx. 1 km to reach the city centre.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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July 02, 2016 · Community
Stand Ende Juni 2016: GESPERRT!!!
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16.8 km
1005 m
1034 m


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