RS Luesner Alm P
RS Luesner Alm P

Rodengo and Luson Alp

In the Valle Isarco valley one of the most beautiful spots of South Tyrol is located: the Rodengo and Luson Alp.

One of the largest high plateaus of Europe is the Rodengo Alp in the Luson Mountains in the Valle Isarco valley. Eastbound it transitions directly into the Luson Alp. The alpine pastures belong to the municipalities of Rodengo and Luson and spread out over more than 20 sqkm at an altitude between 1,500 and almost 2,200 m a.s.l. Here some natural monuments like Lake Tschuppwald or the Laiermoos Biotope can be found. Seen from a historical perspective the alpine pastures also are interesting - traces from Stone Age were found in this area.

The alpine pastures - “Rodenecker und Lüsner Alm” in German, “Alpe di Rodengo e Luson” in Italian - with plenty of rest points, like the Rif. Roner (1,832 m a.s.l.), Rif. Rastner (1,931 m a.s.l.) or Rif. Starkenfeld (1,930 m a.s.l.) mountain huts attract many hikers in summer, who appreciate the flat walking paths on the high plateau. From there a gorgeous view can be enjoyed on the Zillertal Alps, Mt. Grossglockner, the Odle Group, the Brenta Dolomites and the Oetztal and Stubai Alps.

Also the summit of Mt. Cima Lasta (2,194 m a.s.l.) is accessible from the high plateau. Starting points are the parking spaces Zumis (Rodengo), Tulper-Gompis (Luson) and Kreuzner (Ellen, San Lorenzo). A highlight in the area is the Pianer Kreuz Chapel, which foundation was sanctified by Joseph Ratzinger, a cardinal back then. During his visit as Pope Benedict XVI at Bressanone in 2008, he sanctified the chapel then from a helicopter. In winter, the Rodengo and Luson Alp are famous destinations among cross country skiers and winter hikers.

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