The Three Peaks are the symbol of the Alta Pusteria: They belong to the most famous mountains of the Dolomites. The Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. This is a very special accolade that confirms not only the globally unique character and incomparable beauty of this mountainous landscape, but also its integrity.
From the Rif. Auronzo/Auronzohütte hut, on the south side of the Three Peaks, the mountain trail no. 101 passes at the Lavaredo hut (2,344 m) and climbs gradually up to the Forcella Lavaredo/Paternsattel (2,454 m). Here you will catch the first stunning glimpse of the 500-metre-high north faces of the Three Peaks (approx. 1 hour to here; recommended even for inexperienced hikers). Descending slightly the trail crosses beneath the Paternkofel mountain to the next fork:
a) an easy climb up to the Rif. Locatelli/Dreizinnenhütte hut (2,405 m)
b) at the left, the trail no. 105 continues to the Lange Alpe Alpine hut an further on to the Lange Alpe lake. The walk continues at the western side of the Three Peaks to the starting point.
- You're traveling a distance of 6 miles on this trail. The hike is therefore not too long. The average length of all hikes in South Tyrol is 7 miles.
- You're facing an uphill climb of 462 vertical meters on this hike. The highest point of the track is 8038 ft above sea level.
- Don’t hesitate to take your kids along on this hikes. What’s even better: You can also bring the family’s best friend on this dog friendly hike. (See all dog friendly hikes in South Tyrol.)
- Make sure to bring sturdy footwear on this track. Hiking boots are highly recommended. There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.