The Luson and Rodengo alpine pastures

The Luson and Rodengo alpine pastures are located on one of Europe's largest plateaus in the Upper Isarco Valley. A summer and winter hiking paradise for families, located just a few kilometres from the most famous ski resorts. The alpine pasture covers an area of around 20 square kilometres at a height of between 1500 m and 2200 m at Cima Lasta, from where you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the imposing surrounding peaks. From the Luson alpine pasture there is a fantastic view of the Zillertal Alps and the Vinschgau Valley.

What to do in summer

In summer, the Luson and Rodengo alpine pastures invite you to numerous walks. The paths are ideal for families because they are easy and offer numerous places to stop and eat. After a nice hike through the green meadows covered with marigolds, rhododendrons and gentians and dotted with many small alpine lakes, the old huts are the perfect place to rest and enjoy Kaiserschmarren, a sweet omelette with blueberry jam, or the typical South Tyrolean bacon and cheese board, accompanied by a cold beer or a coffee.

What to do in winter

In winter, the Luson and Rodengo alpine pastures are popular with cross-country skiers (30 km of well-prepared trails) and snowshoe walkers. The groomed trails and tracks wind their way across the entire plateau, passing by the deer troughs and allowing you to reach the top of the mountain to admire the winter landscape of the Luson malga, the Dolomites and the Alps.

How to get there

The Rodengo and Luson alpine pastures can be reached by taking the A22 Brenner motorway, exit Bressanone, direction Luson. Once you have arrived in Luson, you can reach the alpine pastures on foot, leaving your car at the Kompatsch farmstead near the Flitt farmhouse in Luson, or from the Zumis car park in Rodengo. Once in Rodengo, which can be reached from the Bressanone exit by following the Val Pusteria state road to Rio Pusteria and then the provincial road to the village, follow the signs for the Alpe di Rodengo.

Hotel Luson and environs