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Loop through the Madonna di Petralba (Weißensteiner) alpine pastures

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Informationen zur Tour Loop through the Madonna di Petralba (Weißensteiner) alpine pastures

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  • Duration
    5:00 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    360 m
  • Altitude
    360 m
  • Max. height
    1783 m
The vast pasturelands of Bassa Atesina (Unterland)


Starting at the Madonna di Pietralba (Maria Weißenstein) sanctuary (1,520 m, large parking area), follow trail markings (No. 2) along a forest road through the woods in a very easy, downhill slope crossing until you reach a small stream with a bridge, which you cross. Head across forested slopes towards Petersberger Leger (1,529 meters; simple food service; 45 minutes from Madonna di Pietralba). From there, follow clear trail markings for (L) and signs for Laabalm. At first, there is almost no path, then there is a footpath, which is mostly almost flat, leading through the woods. You’ll reach Laabalm alpine farm in about an hour (1,648 m; busy restaurant). From there, follow signs for Neuhütt and trail markings (No. 1) along footpaths and tractor trails: you’ll pass through some alpine meadows, larch meadows and a pine forest, sometimes with a slight grade and sometimes flat, along the hike to the Neuhütte mountain hut (1,791 m; no food service; 1.5 hours from Laabalm). The last segment runs along Trail No. 2, following signs for Petersberger Alm through the forest; the grade is sometimes steep but mostly moderate. Continue back down to Petersberger Leger and then all the way back to Madonna di Pietralba.

Starting point

Madonna di Petralba (Maria Weißenstein)

Target point

Madonna di Petralba (Maria Weißenstein)


Madonna di Petralba (Maria Weißenstein)

Public transportation

Train to Egna (Neumarkt) and bus to Madonna di Petralba (Maria Weißenstein).


Through the Bassa Atesian (Unterland) to Egna (Neumarkt) and to Madonna di Petralba (Maria Weißenstein).

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