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

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

Starting point: mountain station of the San Martino in Monte Cable Car (Laces)
Signposts: no. 2, Platztair, 9A, 9
Distance: approx. 5.8 km (in total)
Walking time: about 2.5 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: approx. 320 m
Altitude level: between 1,490 and 1,745 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: January 2016

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