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Merano, Lana, Passo Palade (Gampenpass). The snowshoe tour starts directly on the opposite side of the parking area Gasthaus Gampenpass following the forest road to the Laugen Alm.
The hike with snowshoes begins on the top of the Gampen Pass - Passo Palade (1518 m), on the opposite side of the Gasthof Gampenass Hotel. Following the forest road you'll reach the Laugen Alm (1853 m) in about 1,5 hour. Just over halfway up you can take a shortcut to the Laugen Alm by following the hiking path no. 10. The Laugen Alm (closed over the winter months) is located on a small plateau with a gorgeous and inspiring view on the Dolomites. From the Laugen Alm you ca add a 40 minutes walk southwards on the path no. 10A (150 m elevation gain) to reach a small panoramic saddle just over the tree line at about 1950 m. (Pay attention in case of fresh snow or snowdrifts formed by the wind). From here, you can admire the majesty of the Maddalene mountains and the magnificent Brenta Dolomites. The way back is the same as the way up.