From the Edelweiss Inn to the Saltner Plateau
From the car park of the Edelweiss Inn the trail initially climbs steeply (approx. 15% gradient). The first part is still on an asphalt road (approx. 600 m), then we turn onto hiking trail no. 1 (forest road & European long-distance hiking trail). After approx. 150 m on the forest road, we have completed the largest ascent. Soon we leave the sparse forest and reach the high plateau of the Salten with its typical meadows and alpine pastures, where, in addition to cattle, many horses are also on the move. In good weather, there is a breathtaking view from here, including the Dolomites, the Zillertal Alps, the Brenta Group, etc.
European Long Distance Trail / Hiking Trail No. 1
From now on, we always follow hiking trail no. 1 and can enjoy the view of the mountains, nature and animals at a max. 10% gradient. In some places ominous figures or other works of art can be discovered. After about 1 1/2 hours we reach the Langfenn Inn and the little church of St. Jacob behind it, dating from the 12th century.
The way back is the same as the way there.
At the beginning of the Edelweiss Inn, the road is still asphalted, then a wide, fine gravel path.
From Bolzano take the main road in the direction of Jenesien. In Jenesien follow the signs towards Flaas/Mölten until you reach the Edelweiß inn. Parking is free of charge when consuming. Otherwise there is a large car park just before the turn-off to Gasthof Edelweiß. You then have to follow the road to the Edelweiss Inn.
There and back in total about 3 hours.
Difference in altitude
Approx. 200 metres in altitude, whereby there is already an ascent of 100 m at the beginning and the rest of the trail is then quite moderate.
- Wheelchair with traction device
- off-road power wheelchairs
An accompanying person is not necessary. The first steep part may have to be done backwards. Those who are not confident should take an escort or ask other hikers.
Level of difficulty
The path is well maintained throughout and there are no steep inclines (except for the first 500 m). There is no need to backtrack or have an escort. The trail has an average gradient of 5% - 10% and thus falls into the blue category.
Edelweiss Inn, Langfenn Inn, various options in Jenesien
We didn't test any venues then, but will do so next time and report back then.
There is a barrier-free WC at the Langfenn Inn.