Hiking, medium

Maso Corto/Kurzras - High Plateau Lazaun

General description

The Lazaun high plateau is marked by the power of the glacier, for example, by an active block glacier and a high moor. You will find very distinctive Alpine flora here, including the dwarf willow (Salix herbacea), the smallest tree in the world. With any luck, the attentive observer will also be treated to rare sightings of local fauna. Numerous marmots live up here in addition to rock partridge and snow grouse.

Route description

The hike begins in Maso Corto/Kurzras (2,011 m a.s.l) and follows the signposts (12/A1) located behind the hotel buildings into Langgrubental Valley. Right at the start we see a copper post pointing to a cup-marked stone. After the stream, the trail leads back towards the valley. At this point, one trail (A10) branches off towards Bildstöckljoch (3,117 m a.s.l). This is a rewarding but strenuous detour (approx. 1,246 m elevation gain, total hiking time approx. 5.5 h), as the pass was an important crossing in former days. The trail continues on here towards the Oberettes Hut and further on to the significant pre-historic discovery site of “Ganglegg” to the north of Schluderno/Schluderns in Vinschgau Valley. To get to the mountain hut Lazaun, follow trail no. 11A and walking up along the slopes to the high plateau. It is well worth taking time out to explore this plateau. Out of consideration for the high moor, we would ask you not to go off the trail. After that, the mountain hut Lazaun (2,427 m a.s.l) is available for a stop off and refreshments. Descend on trail no. 11, through Alpine pastures and a typical Swiss pine forest and on down into the valley. Or, you can choose the comfortable option and take Lazaun cable car. The mountain station is right beside the mountain hut Lazaun.

description to arrive at destination

Naturno/Naturns - Schnalstal Valley - Maso Corto/Kurzras

Park

parking place in front of the village Maso Corto/Kurzras in summer to pay, unguarded; in winter free, unguarded

Public transport

with the SAD bus line no. 261 to Maso Corto/Kurzras

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