Start at the hikers' car park Kühhof above the village Lazfons
This easy hike to Rifugio Chiusa begins at the large hikers' car park above the village of Lazfons with the interesting name Kühhof. A pretty wayside cross already points to our destination. Right at the beginning, a cattle grid has to be crossed, which can be a bit difficult for wheelchairs with small wheels. For all others, this will be no problem.
We hike along trail no. 1 in the direction of Rifugio Chiusa, which initially winds its way gently uphill with a maximum gradient of 15% through sparse woodland and then along alpine meadows with great views. Along the trail, a forest road with fine but firm white gravel, benches invite you to stop and rest.
At the destination: Rifugio Chiusa
After about 1 to 1 ½ hours, we reach Rifugio Chiusa, which is located in the middle of a picturesque alpine meadow. From here you have a great view of the Dolomites on the opposite side of the hut. While children can romp extensively in the playground in front of Rifugio Chiusa, adults enjoy the wonderful view of the Mount Sasso Putia, the Odle Group in Val di Funes and the Sassolungo Group with a cool drink. The hut is ideal for a hike in early summer or late autumn, as it is then not yet too hot on the alpine meadows and the sparse forest sections still bring some cooling.
The way back is the same as the way there.
Continuously unpaved forest road with fine to coarse gravel.
From Bressanone in the direction of Bolzano until shortly before the village of Chiusa. There turn left onto the road in the direction of Velturno. From Velturno continue in the direction of Lazfons. After the village Lazfons, follow the signs "Kühhof" or "Latzfonser Kreuz".
In total about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Difference in altitude
Approx. 310 metres in altitude.
- Wheelchair with traction device
- off-road power wheelchairs
An accompanying person is not necessary due to the well-developed hiking trail. Some parts may have to be driven backwards due to the gradient and depending on the traction device. If this is not possible, an accompanying person should be present to push.
Level of difficulty
The trail is well maintained but has a slight incline of up to 15%. An accompanying person is not necessary unless the traction device cannot handle a 15% incline and someone is needed to push for safety.
There is no barrier-free WC on this hike.
The nearest toilet is located in Lazfons. The Inn Weißes Kreuz has a barrier-free toilet, which should only be used on request of if dining at the Inn.
The nearest public toilets are in Chiusa at the bus station/train station and at the market.