Proposals for Hikes of 3-4 Hours
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Brixen High level path
From the top Station of the gondola lift Plose to the Ochsenalm
Brixen Highl Level Path is also called Zirm high level path and is a beautiful panorama path with a fantastic view of the whole town. From the top station of the cable car the path takes you to the Ochsenalm, crossing the west hillside of the mountain. The well-maintained and comfortable walk is particularly suitable as an alpine family hike.
Height difference in ascent and descent 100 m, distance one way 6 km, Route Nr. 30
Course: From the mountain station of the cable there is a well-marked path, at first rising, which takes you northwards, on the border of the forest. After a small hut on the west hillside of the Schönjöchl you will cross the Trametsch ditch. Continuing on the same path you will cross other ditches and rocks until you reach the Ochsenalm. The steep hillsides are filled with Alpine roses (they flower end of June until mid July). The view is fantastic! On a good weather day the sight reaches Sarntal’ s mountains, the Stubeier and Pfunderer mountains, and even Zillertaler’ s Alps.
Restaurants on the way: Right next to the top station of the top station of the gondola lift, there is the Restaurant La Finestra. At the end of the Brixen High Level Path you get to the Ochsenalm, a traditional mountain inn that offers simple dishes, based on regional recipes.
Plose with Panoramic Table
From the top Station of the gondola lift Plose to the Plose Hut and Mount Telegraph with Panoramic Table
The hike to the top of the Plose is worth all the way for it‘s simply fantastic panorama. Once you have reached the Plosehuette, Mt. Telegraph with the panormaic table is very close. From here you have a marvellous view of the surrounding mountains, including the Dolomites and other famous peaks.
Height difference in ascent and descent 500 m, distance 5 km; path n° 7
Description: From the top station of the cable car, take the route No. 30 for a very short while northwards. At the curve follow the signs for path n° 7/3 which take you southeastwords and then uphill. Path No. 7 crosses the south-east hillside of Schönjöchl and takes you to the same named saddle. Path No. 3 (steep!) takes you on top of the Schönjöchl, where you have really great views of the surrounding landscape. Both paths join again at the saddle below the Schönjöchl from where they take you to the Plose hut (2445 m). Just a few hundred meters away there is the Mt. Telegraph, 2486 m high. From there you can enjoy the spectacular 360° view of the Dolomites and Zillertaler Alps. The panoramic table will help you to identify and locate more than 100 peaks that you can see.
Restaurants on the way: The Restaurant La Finestra is located right next to the top station of the gondola lift. On top of the Plose there is the Plose Hut with a sun terraces.
Circular route Skihütte Rossalm
From the top Station of the gondola lift Plose to Skihütte / Rifugio Sci then uphill to the Rossalm and back to the gondola lift
The first part of the hike to Skihütte, literally translated “Ski Hut” runs along the Dolomites Panorama Path to the junction with the Rossalm. On this track you will already experience a fantastic view of the Peitlerkofel and the Geisler. At the first fork the path changes into an old forest road. In the beginning you will walk on the forest’s border, then into it and when you finally come out you will reach Skihütte. From here you hike uphill for about 45 min until you get to the Mountain Inn Rossalm. The way back to the cable car is on a forest road.
Height difference in ascent and descent 200 m, distance 5 km routes No. 17, 6, 14
Description: Starting from the cable car take route N° 17, go south-eastwards to the chapel and continue eastwards. Take the high level path on the right crossing meadows always continuing eastwards. At the bifurcation follow path n° 17. With a few ups and downs it will take you just 300 m from Skihütte. If you want to rest, take the last part on the skiing slope until you reach Berghotel Schlemmer, otherwise you continue uphill on path n° 6 for about 45 minutes until you reach the Rossalm. From the Rossalm you get back to the gondola lift by following path n° 14.
Restaurants on the way: The Restaurant La Finestra is located right next to the top station of the gondola lift. The Gasthof Geisler is only a hundred meters away. At Skihütte, there is the Berghotel Schlemmer. Please check opening times. The mountain inn Rossalm offers a big sun terrace and lots of opportunities for children to play around.