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Winter hiking

Winter hiking tour: Seis - Laranz Loop route

Winter hiking · Seiser Alm
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  • Kings vantage point
    / Kings vantage point
    Photo: Annemarie Obexer, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
  • / Laranza loop route
    Photo: Seiser Alm Marketing, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
  • / Kings view point
    Photo: Seiser Alm Marketing, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
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moderate
Distance 10.4 km
2:56 h
279 m
279 m
1,162 m
997 m
The Laranz Forest between Seis and Telfen is the quintessence of a mysterious fairytale forest: The trail through the wood is a gift of peace, strength and inner contemplation. Settlements had already been established on this hilly knoll in the days of Ötzi the Ice Man. The leisurely loop route leads through dappled pine forests to the Königswarte (the “King’s view”), a spectacular lookout point. The hike is doable in both summer and winter.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,162 m
Lowest point
997 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.544963, 11.562274
DMS
46°32'41.9"N 11°33'44.2"E
UTM
32T 696442 5157789
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Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the road from the centre of Seis towards Kastelruth, turn left at the Mirabell junction (alternatively, take the bus until there) and continue onwards along the loop route, passing Rungghof and following the directions to the sports field. Continue onwards along the signposted forest road to the Königswarte (King’s View) vantage point. The trail leads back to the starting point in Seis along a loop, passing the Lanzin farms and Telfen (bus stop).

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Getting there

The bus no. 170 will take you from Kastelruth or Völs am Schlern to the starting point in Seis am Schlern. Parking is also available in the centre of Seis am Schlern.

Coordinates

DD
46.544963, 11.562274
DMS
46°32'41.9"N 11°33'44.2"E
UTM
32T 696442 5157789
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • 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

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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
10.4 km
Duration
2:56 h
Ascent
279 m
Descent
279 m
Highest point
1,162 m
Lowest point
997 m
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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