latemar weg nr alpenrosen
latemar weg nr alpenrosen

Hike on the southern slope of Mt. Latemar

Discover the high alpine nature of the Dolomites between Obereggen and Pampeago

Our starting point for this walking-tour on an early summer day is the Oberholz Chairlift at Obereggen which takes us up to the timberline, at more than 2,000 m a.s.l. We follow the path no. 23 towards the Mayrl Mountain Hut and enjoy the view on the Monte Regolo, Mt. Pala Santa and on Mt. Corno Bianco and Mt. Corno Nero. The high alpine vegetation is in full bloom and will surprise us again several times today. Along the forest edge the path leads across rocks, through giant Swiss pines and meadows. After a rest at the Mayrl Mountain Hut (Mayrl Alm) we walk further to the Passo Pampeago where the paths cross.

We take the no. 505 which leads us to the Ganischger and the Zischg Mountain Huts. Here the first steep part waits for us. We follow the path no. 521 which is also known as "Sentiero geologico Dos Capel" (fossils from the prehistory can be found here), cross the border to the Trentino and reach the Passo Feudo. At this point the chairlifts from the Val di Fiemme come up. The path still leads higher up, we follow the no. 516 until the diversion to the path 22.

Looking up now we see the Rifugio Torre di Pisa (Latemarhütte), but the clouds become denser and so we decide not to walk up today but to come back to Oberholz along the path 22. A quite right decision, because the first raindrops are falling shortly afterwards. Looking down we see the village of Pampeago where still the sun is shining. The absolute highlight now in early summer is the vegetation up here, all rare alpine flowers can be found. And also the view on the strange shaped peaks of the Latemar offers a gorgeous photo motif.

Information: Along the hike described here, currently there are the latemar.panorama, and latemar.alp adventure paradise stations of the Latemarium Obereggen.

Author: AT

suited for families circular route difficulty: moderate with lifts
  • Starting point:
    Obereggen (valley station chairlift Oberholz)
  • Time required:
    02:30 h
  • Track length:
    8,3 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.913 m to 2.335 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +425 m | -425 m
  • Signposts:
    23, 521 (Sentiero geologico Dos Capel), 516, 22
  • Resting points:
    Oberholz, Malga Mayrl Malga Ganischger, Malga Zischg, Baita Passo Feudo
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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    Hike on the southern slope of Mt. Latemar

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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