8. The smuggler trail

Starting point: Moso/Berghotel Tirol (1370 m)
At a quick view: Berghotel - funicular Monte Elmo - Monte Elmo peak (old military house) - gallo cedrone hut - funicular Monte Elmo - Berghotel
Difference in altitude: 385 m
Highest point: Monte Elmo (2434 m)
Time of walking: 3 hours
Length of trail: ca. 6 km
Difficulty: easy/medium

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Description of the way

From the Berghotel to the funicular of the Monte Elmo (turning left at the last house of Moso, so you do not have to walk next to the road). With the funicular, up and the first part of the Barefoot trail up to the tree limit – further on way nr. 20 up to the Monte Elmo peak. Here you have a wonderful panoramic view at 360° with the Großglockner in the North and all the Dolomites in the south.
For the descent, you can take the steep way nr. 3A which goes down directly or the large practical way nr. 20 which remains on the crest going first east and than turning back passing the Gallo Cedrone hut and arriving at the funicular of the Monte Elmo.
If you still have power there is the possibility to walk home by passing the Lärchen Hut – Sette Baraccce/Negerdorf – Helmhanghütte – Berghotel. Calculate 1,5 h - 2 h more.

The smuggler trail

The smuggler trail

Advises and suggestions

This easy round walk brings you on the top of the Mount Elmo. It is one of the most beautiful vista points and offers a 360° view with the central Alps mountains in the north and the many, many Dolomites peaks in the south. This tour is ok also for a half day trip and can be combined with an afternoon of play in Olpers Parc or just the short and beautiful Barefoot trail.


A very nice round tour with panoramic views – with good weather absolutely a must! And Olpers Parc to play.

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