The path at first leads up through the forest towards the Laugen Alm, with ripe raspberries sweetening the ascent. After approximately one hour you reach the Laugen Alm, then follow the way upwards past grazing sheep. After another hour the peak of the Laugenspitze appears, with the last section to the summit rather steep and difficult. If you need a break before this final effort, bear off right and rest by the Laugensee lake. The top is 2,434 metres above sea level and, despite its relatively low altitude, the views it offers are breath-taking.
The most popular route up the Weisshorn begins at 2,000 metres above sea level and the summit can thus be reached relatively quickly: about half an hour to the top. For those seeking more of a challenge, start in Oberradein where the route leads into the “Bletterbachschlucht”: this, the largest ravine in South Tyrol, lies below the Weisshorn, which ranks as a Dolomite peak. Wandering through the Bletterbachschlucht is a unique experience where three gigantic rock formations can be seen: first is hard porphyry, followed by sandstone, then finally the Dolomite limestone of the Weisshorn
Although not particularly high, this peak offers incredible views of the icy peaks of the Ötztal, Stubaier and Zillertal Alps, as well as of the Passeier Valley and the Jaufenkamm ridge. The summit, rising steeply above St. Martin in Passeier, can be seen and recognised from afar. This is ideal for children as it is not always possible to see from a distance the summit you have to climb! The ascent via the Ulfaser Alm, a hut offering a traditional and cosy welcome, is one of the shortest summit climbs and is quite straightforward.
The easy but relatively long route to the summit of the Lawandspitze lies in the shadow of the mighty Ifinger mountain, with the ascent offering magnificent views over the Meran valley basin and the Vinschgau Valley. There are no technical difficulties, but stamina is required. The route leads past the Ifinger hut, a traditional refuge that is very popular with children.
The Mutspitze is one of the most popular viewpoints above Meran and the summit is one of the most popular in the Texel Group Nature Park. It offers wonderful views far over the Burggrafenamt and into the Vinschgau Valley, as well as of part of the Texel range. The walk is particularly fine in early summer when the Alpine rose is in bloom, as well as for the clear views of early autumn. The Mutkopf inn serves tasty traditional South Tyrolean dishes.