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The mushroom path in the Laranza forest

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  • Viewing platform in the Laranza Wood
    / Viewing platform in the Laranza Wood
    Photo: SAM/Indio, Alpe di Siusi Holiday Area
  • King’s Vantage Point
    / King’s Vantage Point
    Photo: SAM, Alpe di Siusi Holiday Area
  • Mushroom path
    / Mushroom path
    Photo: SAM, Alpe di Siusi Holiday Area
  • Mushroom path
    / Mushroom path
    Photo: SAM/Till Gottbrath, Alpe di Siusi Holiday Area
Map / The mushroom path in the Laranza forest
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easy
6 km
1:43 h
173 m
173 m

This leisurely walk through the Laranza forest is pure idyllic perfection for hikers: Fresh, woody air, a panoramic platform, mushrooms sculpted from tree trunks and a view fit for a king. The mushroom trail takes you on an enchanting trip through carved amanita mushrooms, boletus, chanterelle, fly agaric mushrooms and many more, and leads to the Veduta del Re /Königswarte look-out point with its breathtaking views.

This hiking tour can be found in the family hiking booklet “Out and About with Nix the Witch” (hiking tour no. 2)

Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1181 m
Lowest point
1072 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

The set-off point for this hike is in Telfen (between Siusi and Castelrotto). The first stretch leads towards the sports and football fields, and veers off to the right in direction of the signpost “Pilzeweg” (mushroom trail) shortly after the sports field.

Display boards along the path explain all about the world of mushrooms. On the nature trail, you will meet with death cap, boletus, chanterelle, fly agaric and a wealth of other mushrooms in the form of carved tree trunks. All of these mushrooms grow in the Laranza forest. At the highest point of the route, a wooden viewing platform boasts beautiful views over the area.

After the short loop trail, the hike continues onwards to the “Veduta del Re”– the “King’s Vantage Point”. This special look-out spot was named for King Frederick Augustus of Saxony, who loved to come here and enjoy the views during his stays in Siusi. The path leads onwards in gentle ups-and-downs through the pine forest and back to the set-off point.

Rest stop on the hiking trail

Getting there

This tour begins in Telfen, between Siusi allo Sciliar/ Seis am Schlern and Castelrotto/Kastelruth. Buses 3, 3A, 4 and 10 and interurban buses 170 and 177 will bring you here.

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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6 km
Duration
1:43 h
Ascent
173 m
Descent
173 m
Family friendly

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