My Dolomites in June

Drei Zinnen circular walk

The hiking summer in Hochpustertal offers diverse tours in the middle of the fascinating South Tyrolean mountain world. The majestic rock formation of the Drei Zinnen is one of the most popular and rewarding hiking destinations. Experience the unique and unspoilt natural environment on the UNESCO World Heritage South Tyrolean Dolomites.

The public bus will take you conveniently to the Auronzo Hut at 2,320m - the tour’s starting point on the back of the Zinnen. You can also reach the hut with your own car via a toll road.

Impressive hikes even for less experienced hikers

The Drei Zinnen is one of the most famous mountain massifs within the Alps and the Dolomites; you should not miss out on a circular walk during your holiday!

The distinctive rock formation comprises the Kleinen Zinnen (2,857m), the Großen Zinnen (2,998m) and the Westlichen Zinne (2,973m).

The circular walk takes about 4 hours and is quite easy. There is only one part where the path is a bit tricky, but hikers with a bit of experience should not have any problems here.

The tour

From the parking area underneath the Zinnen you walk on the gradual 101 gravel path to the other side of the mountain massif. During the midsummer try to avoid the heat at lunchtime, as the trail is very sunny both in the morning and in the afternoon.

After only about 15 minutes you will reach the Lavaredo Hut at 2,344m.

Stay on the gravel path and reach after 45 minutes the Lavaredo Crenel at 2,454m.

Once on the crenel, you can not only see the majestic and ragged formation of the Drei Zinnen in front of you, but also the surrounding summits like the Rautkofel (2,747m), the Schwalbenalpenkopf (2,687m) or the Torre Toblino (2,617m). The Paternkofel (2,744m) and Croda Passaporto (2,701m) can also be seen.

Descend from the crenel on the left side and hike along the Drei Zinnen north side to the two mountain lakes, where you will pass the “Langalpe” Alp.

Stay on the gravel path. Along the way you will cross the Mittlere Scharte (Middle Crenel) and will finally reach the parking area, where you started from. From here you can drive back to the Leitlhof Feel-Good Hotel.

If you want to try this tour, send us your no obligation holiday enquiry and get one step closer to the Drei Zinnen and your holiday in Innichen, South Tyrol!