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Autumn hike to the Locher

A pleasant autumn hike with wonderful panoramic view on the South Tyrolean mountains takes us from San Genesio to the Salto high plateau.

Starting in Bolzano, we reach San Genesio by cable car and follow the path no. 2 straight away through the village centre. The trails no. 33 and 33A (signpost “Locher”) proceed afterwards through the late autumnal landscape characterised by the sparse forests at the slope. After a 90-minute walk we reach the well-known Locher tavern, where several hiking paths cross.

On this mild and sunny autumn day we choose the steep meadow path no. 33 to reach the Salto high plateau with its famous larch meadows. The view opens up on the hamlet of Montoppio, Mount Mendola and Mount Luco in the west and the snow-capped peaks of the Dolomites in the east. At the Edelweiss tavern we follow the path no. 1 back to San Genesio.

Please note: we’ve experienced this hike in late autumn, but it’s worthwhile year-round!

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: San Genesio village (mountain station of the cable car)
Destination: Locher tavern, larch meadows on the Salto high plateau
Signposts: no. 2, 33A, 33, 1
Distance: approx. 8.5 km (in total)
Walking time: about 2.5 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: approx. 470 m
Altitude level: between 1,060 and 1,430 m asl
Rest points: Locher, Edelweiss, restaurants in San Genesio
Experienced in: November 2014

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