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359 King Laurin Trail Tour


35,57 km 1574 m max 1838 m

At the foot of the giants of the Dolomites, the Rosengarten/Catinaccio and Latemar, this tour leads over roots and stones. From Welschnofen/Nova Levante, the trail leads steeply uphill past Karer See/Lago di Carezza to the idyllic Mitterleger/Radura di Mezzo. Via paths through the Latemar forest you reach the Karerpass/Passo Costalunga.

Tip: Ideal e-bike tour or for MTB enthusiasts who like to tackle altitude metres.

Take highway's exit “Bolzano Nord/Val d'Ega”, turn right direction Bolzano/Bozen, after about 0,5 km on roundabout keep left and head towards Val d’Ega (SS 241). Keep driving up to Ponte Nova. At Ponte Nova’s crossroads, turn to the left and continue to Nova Levante (about 20 min. from highway toll booth).

The starting point is the car park at the cable car of Welschnofen/Nova Levante (1182 m). At the beginning, follow the Dolomitenstraße/Via Dolomiti in the direction of Bozen/Bolzano. After 500 m, take the turning lane in the direction of the civil defence centre and briefly follow the footpath until the forest path [27] branches off to the left. The trail leads steadily and steeply uphill to below the Malga Stadl Alm (1520 m). At the junction, follow the asphalt path [25] to the right and shortly afterwards turn right onto the gravel path [25A] and then follow the "Templweg" [8] to the left to the Lake Carezza (1544 m). The second ascent to the Mitterleger/Radura di Mezzo (1818 m) is via trail [11]. Then through the "Karer Wald" forest on trail [21] to the Antermont Restaurant (1750 m) at the Karerpass/Passo Costalunga. Follow the road towards the Val di Fassa for 300 m and take trail [548] to the left at the small car park. The third and last ascent follows. Then take a leisurely walk through meadows and woods below the Rosengarten/Catinaccio on the natural path [1A] to the car park at the "Kaiserstein". Keep left at Nigerstraße/Via Nigra and after 600 m turn right and follow the nature trail along the Franzin piste. On a gravel path you reach the Schönblickweg/Via Bellavista; follow this briefly until before B&B Simhild and follow the technically demanding trail downhill to the right along the torrent "Welschnofner Bach" stream to the Hotel Adler. To get back to Welschnofen/Nova Levante, follow the Karerseestraße/Via Carezza road to the car park of the cable car. Finally, take the cable car to the Malga Frommer Alm and the Carezza Trail downhill to Welschnofen/Nova Levante; you can choose between Pumpline and Carezza Trail for the first 1.6 km.

Alternative: To avoid the Karersestraße/Via Carezza road, you can follow the trail [1A] from "Kaiserstein" to the Hut Frommer Alm and descend via the single trails to Welschnofen/Nova Levante.