Winter walk to the Laugenalm pasture

Easy winter walk at the Monte Luco, with a great view of the Dolomites and the Alpi di Sarentino mountains.

At the Passo delle Palade mountain pass (1,518 m, parking space and bus stop at the top of the pass), our walk in the snow starts. We follow the snow forested trail in the west of the street (signpost 133) and stick to this trail also after the left bend, leading us across the forest in southern direction. As the path is well-beaten, today we don’t necessarily need to wear our snow-shoes.

For about 3 km, the route stretches across the clear needle forest with a view of the fairytale-like scenery. We stay on the route, leading us the way into the valley of the Luco river and turning towards north at about 1,700 m. From here it’s not far to the Malga Laugenalm alpine pasture, in front of us the forest opens up towards a clearing, providing a great view of the Dolomites and the Alpi di Sarentino Alps.

As the mountain hut is closed in winter, we brought our packed lunch. From here we could proceed (with snow-shoes) to the lake Monte Luco, on the summit of this mountain or to the Passo Castin). Be that as it may, we are happy with the tour we did and decide to walk back to the Passo delle Palade after an extended break.

Author: AT

Indication: Before you do this winter walk, inform yourselves about the current conditions.

Starting point: Passo Palade, Alta Val di Non
Course of the track: Passo Palade - Malga Luco
Signpost: N° 133 (up to the 1° curve), then stick to the forested trail
Altitude difference: 350 m
Altitude: between 1,518 and 1,853 m
Length of the track: about 3 km each direction
Walking time: about 1.5 hours ascent, 1 hour descent
Experienced: January 2013

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