With its unusual shape, the Plattkofel peak is one of the most distinctive and best-known panoramic summits in the South Tyrolean Dolomites. At 2,955 m, the peak also boasts an absolutely spectacular 360° view of the Dolomites at sunrise.
Around 3:00 am, a minibus will take you to the Zallinger mountain refuge, from where the fairly steep ascent leads to the Plattkofel mountain refuge. From here, the trail initially leads along a grassy ridge and later a very steep ascent over rocky terrain up to the Plattkofel peak, where you can experience a magnificent sunrise. After the descent along the same trail, you can enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Plattkofel mountain refuge before heading back to the set-off point.
DURATION OF THE HIKE (WITHOUT REST)
2:15 h from Zallinger to Plattkofel peak (3,7 km; 900 m uphill)
1 h from the peak to Plattkofel mountain refuge (2,3 km; 650 m downhill)
30 min. from Plattkofel mountain refuge to Zallinger (1,4 km; 250 m downhill). There we take the chairlift to Saltria, where the minibus awaits you.
Useful informations / what to bring
In addition to standard hiking clothes, you also need good hiking boots, a wind jacket, at least 500 ml of fluids and possibly a hat, gloves and hiking poles. You will be provided with a headlamp at the meet-up point.
DIFFICULTY: difficult / very good physical condition is required.
Suitable for adults and teenagers from 16 years!
The refund of the paid amount will be reimbursed only in case of cancellation by the organizer.
The price includes the roundtrip with the shuttle bus to the starting and arrival point, the sunrise hike from Seiser Alm to the Plattkofel peak with the professional hiking guide, a breakfast at the Plattkofel Mountain Refuge and the ticket for the Florian chair lift.
POINTS OF ACCESS
bus station in Kastelruth at 2:50 am / 3:05 am
valley station of the cableway in Seis at 3:00 am / 3:15 am
parking lot Spitzbühl at 3:30 am / 3:45 am
parking lot Compatsch at 3:35 am / 3:50 am
at the tourist offices until 12:00 noon on the day before the event or online