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Laranz Loop Route

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  • Laranza/Laranz forest
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Distance 5.6 km
1:24 h
188 m
188 m
This leisurely walk through the Laranza forest is pure idyllic perfection for hikers: fresh, woody air, a Dolomite panorama and a view fit for a king from the Königswarte (“King’s Keep“), far and wide over the Eisack Valley and the Ritten plateau. 
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easy
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Highest point
1,149 m
Lowest point
1,072 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.556907, 11.555732
DMS
46°33'24.9"N 11°33'20.6"E
UTM
32T 695898 5159100
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Turn-by-turn directions

The walk begins in Telfen. After the sports centre, you proceed along a tarred road which leads shortly afterwards to a dirt road around the Laranz forest. The views over Seis and the Schlern are spectacular along this stretch of road, which takes you through meadows and up to the Ansitz Laranz country manor on the edge of the wood. The Laranza loop route takes you through coniferous woods to a somewhat unusual panoramic point known as the Königswarte (“King's Vantage Point”). Named after the King Frederick Augustus of Saxony, who cherished this view during his sojourns in Seis, this box-seat lookout offers incredible views down into the Eisack Valley and across to the Ritten Plateau. Following onwards, the route leads gently up and down through the coniferous woodland until you reach a tarred road which will take you past vast meadows and a few farms back to your set-off point in Telfen, accompanied by views over Kastelruth.

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Getting there

This tour begins in Telfen, between Seis am Schlern and Kastelruth. Buses 3, 3A, 4 and 10 and interurban buses 170 and 177 will bring you here.

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Coordinates

DD
46.556907, 11.555732
DMS
46°33'24.9"N 11°33'20.6"E
UTM
32T 695898 5159100
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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4.7
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Guendalina Manzalini
August 16, 2020 · Community
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Guendalina Manzalini
August 16, 2020 · Community
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.6 km
Duration
1:24 h
Ascent
188 m
Descent
188 m
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