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Dolorama 4. Stage

Long distance hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
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Distance 9.6 km
2:26 h
32 m
1,111 m
2,197 m
1,091 m

The Dolorama Track: Hiking in the realm of the Dolomites

A 4-day hiking tour in a breath-taking Alpine landscape with spectacular panoramic views, from Rodenecker mountain pastures to Laion/Lajen

 
The beautiful peaks of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Dolomites are always in view! The Dolorama Route runs in four stages, from the Rodenecker mountain pastures to the village of Laion/Lajen – an unforgettable hiking experience through the valleys and mountains of the Dolomites.
 
The 61-km long Dolorama tour starts gently and then passes through the unique varied landscape of the Dolomites. Leaving the rich pastures of the Rodenecker and Lüsner Alm pastures, the route reaches the rugged rock formations of the Aferer and Villnösser Geisler, leading through pastures and meadows down to the village of Lajen/Laion. A spectacular panoramic view is to see along the entire tour on the horizon: the unique high rock formations of the Dolomites. First, the impressive Peitlerkofel in Funes/Villnöss, close to the Gömajoch ridge in the Puez-Geisler Nature Park comes into view, and then the Raschötz mountain pasture, withe the view extends to the peaks of Langkofel, Plattkofel and Schlern.
 
The Dolorama trail consists almost entirely of forestry paths and hiking trails , and is only crossed once by a road. Along the way there are many rest areas and panorama points to stop at: for example, the prehistoric settlement site at Astmoos on the Luson/Lüsner Alm pasture or the alpine pastures of Raschötz. For those who want to undertake the 4-day tour in stages, there are many access paths and descents along the entire route. These, as well as the starting point and target destination, are all easily accessible by public bus.

There are many Alpine huts along the way, offering refreshments and accommodation.
All in all: a pure experience of the Dolomites !

Dolorama - Total Distance
» Starting point: Zumis car park, Rodengo/Rodeneck
» Endpoint: Laion/Lajen
» Route: 61 km | ascent: 2,356 hm | descent: 3,004 hm
» Walking time: approx. 19 hours 15 min.

Stages of the Route:
» Stage 1: from the Zumis car park at the Rodeneckker/Lüsner Alm mountain pasture to the Maurerberghütte hut (ca 6.30 h)
» Stage 2: from the Maurerberghütte mountain hut to the Schlüterhütte alpine hut (ca. 4.45 h)
» Stage 3: from the Schlüterhütte alpine hut to the Raschötz shelter hut (ca. 5 h)
» Stage 4: from the Raschötz shelter hut to the village of Laion/Lajen (ca. 3 h)
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,197 m
Lowest point
1,091 m

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Coordinates:
DD
46.600508, 11.662118
DMS
46°36'01.8"N 11°39'43.6"E
UTM
32T 703888 5164214
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Coordinates

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46.600508, 11.662118
DMS
46°36'01.8"N 11°39'43.6"E
UTM
32T 703888 5164214
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • 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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.6 km
Duration
2:26 h
Ascent
32 m
Descent
1,111 m
Highest point
2,197 m
Lowest point
1,091 m

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