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Hike from Mazia to Planol

Whether in spring, summer or autumn - this section of the Val Venosta High Route is not demanding and offers gorgeous views on one of the most beautiful parts of the Val Venosta valley.

To reach our starting point Mazia (Matsch) we take the Citybus in Malles (Mals). In the village centre of Mazia we follow the signpost "Vinschger Höhenweg" (Val Venosta High Route). The path first proceeds uphill, then it runs with moderate height difference along the slope towards southwest. Mostly we walk on wide and easy paths which lead us through mixed and larch forests.

After about 3 km a short section leads us downhill towards the farms of Monteschino (Muntatschinig), but shortly before we reach the hamlet the path proceeds again to the wood, towards Malettes. Then the Val Venosta High Route proceeds through the larch forest downhill to the Malles Heath beneath the hamlets of Ultimo and Alsago. At the end, a last ascent of about 250 m has to be managed: The route takes us to the beautiful mountain village of Planol (Planeil), steeply located on the sunny slope. From here we return to Malles by bus.

If you want to take the bus, please first inform yourself about the actual timetables because the mentioned bus stops are served only few times a day, on Sundays and public holidays not at all.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Mazia (village centre)
Destination: Planol (village)
Signpost: "Vinschger Höhenweg"
Trail length: approx. 14 km
Walking time: about 4 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 550 m (ascent), 540 m (descent)
Altitude level: between 1,350 and 1,630 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: May 2017

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