st martin im kofel seilbahn bergstation
st martin im kofel seilbahn bergstation

Winter hike to Platztair

San Martino in Monte is located at 1,700 m a.s.l.. and is starting and end point of our circular hike to the Platztair Farm Inn.

At Laces (Latsch) we take the cable car to San Martino in Monte (St. Martin im Kofel) and reach the hamlet within a few minutes. The church, dedicated to St. Martin, is prominently built directly to the rock. We enjoy a gorgeous view on the Val Venosta valley, from Castelbello until Silandro and Lasa, the Sarentino Alps, Mt. Tramontana and the glaciers of the Ortles Alps.

We follow the path no. 2, a road without any demanding ascents. It proceeds along the Monte Sole (literally: Sun Mountain) of the Val Venosta valley towards east. After about 45 minutes we reach the Platztair Farm Inn, where we enjoy a delicious traditional lunch in the farm tavern.

For our way back we take the path no. 9A, partly a narrow trail which proceeds through the forest. The last section follows the asphalted road which leads us back to our starting point at the valley station of the cable car in Laces.

Author: AT

suited for families circular route difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    mountain station of the San Martino in Monte Cable Car (Laces)
  • Time required:
    02:30 h
  • Track length:
    7,0 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.504 m to 1.774 m a.m.s.l.
  • Altitude difference:
    +293 m | -293 m
  • Signposts:
    no. 2, Platztair, 9A, 9
  • Destination:
    Platztair Hof
  • Resting points:
    Platztair
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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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