Snowshoe tour to the Rastnerhütte mountain hut

Easy snow-shoe tour across the great panoramic plateau of the Alpe di Rodengo to the Rastnerhütte mountain hut.

In order to get to the starting point of our tour, we go to Rio di Pusteria at the entrance of the Val Pusteria and take the road to Rodengo. After few km we take the road to S. Benedetto/Alpe di Rodengo and follow this road up to its end at the Zumis parking space (1,724 m).

This is where we start our snow-shoe tour across this fabulous winter landscape. On the path no. 4, almost plain, we approach the high Alpine pasture. The path parallels the cross-country ski run and the first section takes across the forest. Past the Malga Ronerhütte mountain hut, by the way also a popular possibility to stop, we continue to the Pianer Kreuz, a little chapel in the heart of the winter landscape. Short after we follow the signpost to the Rastnerhütte mountain hut.

After a break at the mountain hut (1,939 m asl) we continue on the path no. 68B, leading across the snow-covered forest and back to the path no. 2. If you stay on the paths, you can do this tour also without snow-shoes.

Notice: close to the Rastnerhütte mountain hut, there is the junction to the Cima Lasta mountain (2,193 m) that can be reached on path no. 67. It is a popular destination for those who love snow-shoeing and provides a great view despite of its relatively moderate hight. Absolutely worthwhile. By the way, this mountain can also be reached from Elle.

Author: JO

Important: if you want to do this snowshoe tour please take information about the current conditions (snow and weather situation, avalanche risk) on site!

Starting point: Zumis parking space (1,724 m asl), Alpe di Rodengo
Route: Zumis parking space - Pianer Kreuz - Malga Rastnerhütte - Pianer Kreuz - Zumis parking space
Signposts: 4, 2, 68B
Distance: approx. 10 km
Walking time: approx. 5 hours in total
Altitude difference: approx. 300 m
Experienced in: December 2010
Further information: tourist association Rodengo, phone: +39 0472 454 044

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