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Circular Hiking Tour Alpe di Villandro/Villanderer Alm
Start and end of hike: Gasserhütte Alpine hut, Alpe di Villandro Duration: 4:30 h Distance: 14,1 km Altitude Gain: 520 m Maximum Altitude: 2.186 m
The largest high Alpine pastures in Europa. This round trip offers a spectacular panoramic view on the Dolomites and leads along easy hiking trails to the most beautiful places of this extended high plateau area.
Parking: Gasserhütte Alpine hut on Alpe di Villandro
Specials along the Tour
The "Chapel of the Dead" is a small mountain church located at a height of 2.186 m, containing a large-sized crucifixion group erected by the miners in the medieval era, easily reachable on the way of the cross with its 14 stations
"Schwarzsee" lake: crystal clear mountain lake situated westwards close to the Chapel of the Dead. One entrance to the mining area is still open. Together with a prehistoric melting place below the lake, it bears witness to over 3000 years of the history of copper mining
"Rinderplatzmoor": one of the largest and most charming moors in South Tyrol, and moreover one of the last blanket bogs of Europe