Rodengo and Luson Alpine Pastures

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

One of the largest high plateaus of Europe is the Rodengo Alpine Pasture in the Luson Mountains in the Valle Isarco. Eastbound it transitions directly into the Luson Alpine Pasture. 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 asl. 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 gentle alpine meadows of the two alpine pastures with plenty of rest points, like the Roner (1,832 m asl), Rastner (1,931 m asl) or Starkenfeld (1,930 m asl) 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, the Grossglockner, the Odle Group, the Brenta Dolomites and the Oetztal and Stubai Alps.

Also the summit of the Cima Lasta (Astjoch, 2,194 m asl) 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 chapel at the Pianer Kreuz, 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 Alpine Pastures are famous destinations among cross country skiers and winter hikers.

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  1. Hotel Falzeben: Mountain Advent in Merano, at the hotel Falzeben
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    Mountain Advent in Merano, at the hotel Falzeben

    Mountain Advent in Merano, at the hotel Falzeben

    Avelengo - Falzeben - Merano 2000
    from 12/16/17 to 12/23/17
    7 nights from 658 € per person

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Tratterhof
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    Hotel Tratterhof

  2. Waldheim - Alpine Appartements
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    Waldheim - Alpine Appartements

  3. Kompatscherhof
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    Kompatscherhof

  4. Hotel Lüsnerhof
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    Hotel Lüsnerhof

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