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From the Pampeago Pass to the Oberholz Hut

Easy hike at the foot of the Latemar, from the meadows of the Pampeago Alp to the new Oberholz Mountain Hut, well-known for its Eco-design and good cuisine.

This easy, 3 km (per direction) long hike takes us to a considerable altitude, but proceeds with only a slight difference in altitude between flowering meadows and coniferous forests. In Pampeago di Tesero we take the Latemar Chairlift which takes us to the Malga Ganischger mountain hut. There we follow the flat road to the Pampeago Pass, where the installation “Eye on the Dolomites” is located at the time of our hike, which is part of the theme trails “Latemarium”. Shortly after, we take the path no. 23 to the right towards the Mayrl Alm mountain hut.

The forest path leads to the Mayrl Alm and then slightly uphill to the Oberholz Hut (Rifugio Oberholz), the destination of our hike. This mountain hut is not only an architectural jewel, but also a reinterpretation of the natural and traditional forms and materials of the Alps: Thanks to the large panorama windows, one feels part of the alpine landscape. The restaurant also offers excellent dishes, from starters to desserts. For our way back we take the same route.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: mountain station of the Pampeago Chairlift
Markers: no. 505, 9, 23
Route: Ganischger Alm mountain hut - Pampeago-Pass (Eye on the Dolomites) - Mayrl Hut (La Mens) - Oberholz Mountain Hut
Distance: 3 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 1 hour (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 150 m
Altitude level: between 1,970 and 2,095 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: end of June 2018

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