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Hike around the Plattkofel and Langkofel

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  • Platt- und Langkofel
    Platt- und Langkofel
    Photo: Helmuth Rier, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
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moderate
Distance 17.5 km
6:15 h
749 m
749 m
2,360 m
1,954 m

A breathtaking high-altitude trail leads around the imposing Langkofel group with the Langkofel peak and the Plattkofel. Given the length of this route a good level of fitness is required, but the route around the Plattkofel and the Langkofel is not particularly steep. Your efforts will be amply rewarded with the beautiful views of the Langkofel group and the breathtaking view of the neighbouring valleys of Val Gardena and Val di Fassa.

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moderate
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Highest point
2,360 m
Lowest point
1,954 m
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Coordinates:
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46.515210, 11.685269
DMS
46°30'54.8"N 11°41'07.0"E
UTM
32T 705984 5154796
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Turn-by-turn directions

The hike begins at the mountain station of the Florian lift and leads over a fairly steep, gravelly path to the Refuge Plattkofelhütte hut. From here, take the Friedrich-August path towards the Sellajoch/Passo sella (trail no. 557) which leads, with no great elevation difference, over the southern slopes under the imposing walls of the Plattkofel Group to the Federico Augusto hut and on to the Sellajoch/Passo Sella. The route passes through the rocky labyrinth of the “Steinernen Stadt” (Eng. “City of Stones”) (trail no. 526) and on to the Refuge Comici hut. A fairly rocky descent takes us down to the valley basin and alongside larch and Swiss pine woods back up to the basin of the Langkofel cirque, where the climb to the Plattkofel hut branches off. Follow signposts for trail no. 527 towards the Plattkofel hut, which takes you behind the Piz da Uridl and back to the set-off point.

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Getting there

The hike begins at the mountain station of the Florian lift. We recommend taking the Seiser Alm cable car to Compatsch and, from there, taking the Almbus to Saltria followed by the Florian lift.

The road to the landscape conservation area Seiser Alm is closed to private traffic from 9.00am to 5.00pm. During this time you can get to the Seiser Alm by the Seiser Alm cable car from Seis or by bus from Kastelruth. You can descend from Compatsch at any time.

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Coordinates

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46.515210, 11.685269
DMS
46°30'54.8"N 11°41'07.0"E
UTM
32T 705984 5154796
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Alexander Ludwig 
September 01, 2022 · Community
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Chris Hü
September 29, 2019 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 29, 2019
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.5 km
Duration
6:15 h
Ascent
749 m
Descent
749 m
Highest point
2,360 m
Lowest point
1,954 m

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