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The Dunes of Maso Plaz

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  • Uphill to the dunes
    / Uphill to the dunes
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  • / Breathtaking wiev
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  • / Small and cliffy rise
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  • / 150 years old memorial plaque on the way
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  • / Endless view
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  • / Sand summits in the middle of the forest
    Photo: Alois Margesin, Maso Plaz
  • / Winter in the desert
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  • / The mountain crest
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  • / Pictures like a Zen-Garten
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  • / Endless view
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  • / Val di Non with Maso Plaz
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  • / Mediterran vegetation on the sand hills
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  • / Am Eingang
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  • / Blumengarten
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  • / Saisonale Highlights
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  • / An der Hauskapelle
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  • / Morgenstimmung am Maso Plaz
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  • / Kornfeld am Maso Plaz
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  • / Maso Plaz, Paradise for People and Nature
    Video: Maso Plaz Restaurant
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New 2018: Trail to the Dunes of Maso Plaz. Big sand-monuments in the middle oft he wood with a  spectacular wiev over all the Val di Non
moderate
Distance 1.8 km
0:50 h
211 m
40 m
Unique natural heritage in Val di Non. Already the rise is a great experience. When you stay at the foot of this huge sand mountains you see only the white summits and the sky. Then, on the top you will find a breathtaking scenario. You are staying on the top of this surreal giants who decline hundreds of meters downhill and offer a beautiful panorama Val di Non. Here you can recharge your soul with the energy of this place. In the middle of a Zen garden-like vegetation you feel immediately deep relaxation.

Author’s recommendation

For investigation reasons we recommend to take a spy glass
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Author
Alois Margesin
Update: April 04, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,152 m
Lowest point
981 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Maso Plaz

Safety information

Attention at the top oft he summit. Danger to fall. Don´t walk to near to the abyss

Start

Maso Plaz (980 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.432909, 11.086665
DMS
46°25'58.5"N 11°05'12.0"E
UTM
32T 660308 5144264
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Destination

Maso Plaz

Turn-by-turn directions

The first part of the trail is running on a not bituminized forest street until the gear of a sideroad called Rankipino. Than you continue this new walkway until a sand valley with the indication Dune. From here we take the sand valley on the left side and go steep upward for 15 minutes until the top oft he dunes.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Starting from Fondo (Val di Non) you take the bus in direction Cles until Arsio. From there you walk on the walkway until Maso Plaz (the walkway Arsio-Maso Plaz is published on Outdooractive). There is he starting point of this tour. For return we recommend the same walkway to Arsio or a walk to Cloz where you can take the same bus line to return to Fondo. The schedule you will find on the website Linee Extraurbane Trentine Linea Fondo Cles.

Getting there

By car

From Bolzano take Mendelpass Passo Mensola-Fondo-Brez-Arsio-Maso Plaz

From Merano take Lana-Gampenpass Passo Palade-Fondo-Brez-Arsio-Maso Plaz

From Merano take Lana-Ultental-Laurein-Brez-Arsio-Maso Plaz

From Trento take Mezzolombardo-Cles-Arsio-Maso Plaz

From Milano take Brescia-Passo Tonale-Val di Sole-Cles-Arsio-Maso Plaz

Parking

Large free parking area on Maso Plaz

Coordinates

DD
46.432909, 11.086665
DMS
46°25'58.5"N 11°05'12.0"E
UTM
32T 660308 5144264
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

For the ascension you need mountain suitable shoes

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • 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.

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Question from Rosalinde Staffler · July 28, 2021 · Community
Ist das Restaurant maso plaz am 29.07.2021 geöffnet?
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
1.8 km
Duration
0:50 h
Ascent
211 m
Descent
40 m
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