The Plose hiking area is known as the gateway to the Dolomite mountain range. Hiking enthusiasts will find both easy hiking tours and other more difficult circular trails, all of them with a view of the giant Dolomites and plenty of refreshing mountain air. "Woody Walk" the enjoyable family hiking trail, is especially popular. If you are going rock-climbing or hiking in the Dolomites, you should be well prepared: We offer our guests hiking maps for orientation and trekking poles for safe ascents and descents.
Competent information about hiking trails, via ferratas and - most importantly - about the weather in the Eisacktal and in the Dolomites will gladly give you the Schlemmer employees. We will inform you about the difficulty and length of the hiking trails on the Plose and in the surrounding area and recommend you cable lift ride: In good weather, there is a spectacular 360 ° view of the South Tyrolean mountains.
On arrival, you will receive a free “Brixen Card” for hiking in the Dolomites. The “Brixen Card” allows you to ride the bus and Plose-gondola conveniently and free of charge (once a day) up to an altitude of more than 2,000 m above sea level, so you can take a break from your car.
Zirmweg is also known as L'Alta Via di Bressanone. Following a largely flat terrain, it starts at the Kreuztal station at the upper edge of the forest and leads north to Ochsenalm (Einkehr) Buoi (rest stop). The well-maintained Zirmweg trail offers beautiful views of the Brixner Talkessel and is an especially good choice for families.
The three-hour hike leads from the valley station of the Plose gondola lift on trail 3 downhill to the Wallfahrtskirchlein Freienbühel. From there it goes on the station route 5 to Obermellaun.
A breath-taking panoramic view accompanies hikers on the Dolomite Panoramic Trail. The trail leads east from Valcroce station to Rossalm and onto the Gampenwiesen meadows (with rest stop). The first part of the hike (1.5 hours) to Rossalm is also suitable for families with children.
This long but easy hike on the Plose Gipfelplateau starts at the Telegraph (2,486 m). From there, it leads east to Pfannspitz (2,545 m) and Gabler, which is the tallest peak on this hike (2,576 m). On a clear day, the panoramic view is simply stunning.
Ambitious hikers can continue along the Dolomite Panoramic Trail at Gampenwiesen, heading toward Halsl (with rest stop) and climb Peitlerkofel over the Peitlerkofel-Scharte. Instead of heading back at this point, why not spend the night in the Refugio Genova chalet situated in the Val di Funes?
This mountain hike starts at the upper terminus of the Plose gondola lift and leads up to Telegraphen. From there, it leads on to Ochsenalm. We recommend taking the Zirmweg trail (L'Alta Via di Bressanone) on the way back.
This moderately difficult mountain hike goes from the mountain station of the Plose gondola up to the Schönjöchl and via Platzbon back to the valley station.
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