lafetz alm
lafetz alm

Via the Mastaun Hill to Malga Lafetz

Circular hike at Madonna di Senales: Past the Malga Mastaunalm we hike up to the small panoramic mountain above the valley and further to the beautiful Malga Lafetzalm. From there we descend directly to the village.

This medium-difficult hike discovers the steep slopes above Madonna di Senales (Unser Frau). Starting at the edge of the village (archeoParc) we follow the signpost no. 19 towards the Malga Lafetz (forest road) to the Mastaunhof farm. Path no. 17A leads to the Mastaunalm and from there as a trail further into the valley. Shortly after the Mastaunalm we reach a junction where we turn into path no. 19. This leads up the steep slope to the Mastaunpichl hill. Through a partly rocky landscape, overgrown with alpine roses, knobby larches and Swiss stone pines, we finally reach the highest point of our round tour at almost 2,300 m a.s.l. The Mastaunpichl opens the view on the Similaun.

The path now becomes flatter and soon the descent begins. Following the signpost "Lafetz Alm" we finally reach the alpine pasture where we can finally stop for a bite to eat. No matter if it's for lunch, for a snack or a coffee break - the Lafetzalm mountain hut is always good for a break. From here we finally descend back down into the valley following the alpine road (forest path). Alternatively, there is also path no. 19, which runs through the forest and is a little steeper but shorter than the forest path. In addition to the beautiful alpine huts, the flora with countless alpine roses is also a highlight in June, as well as the view, if you are just a little luckier than we.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Madonna di Senales (near archeoParc)
Route: Madonna di Senales - Mastaunhof - Malga Mastaunalm - Mastaunpichl hill - Malga Lafetzalm - Mastaunhof - Madonna di Senales
Signposts: no. 19, 17A, 19
Trail length: 10.3 km (entire circular walk)
Walking time: about 4 hours (entire circular walk)
Altitude difference: approx. 830 m
Altitude level: between 1,495 and 2,295 m a.s.l.
Suitable for prams? no
Experienced in: June 2020

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