From Prato Piazza car park along a gravel road to the alpine guesthouse “ Plätzwiese/Prato Piazza”. Between the guesthouse and Hotel Hohe Gaisl turn left on to the wide path (nr. 40) leading through fields in an easterly direction. Hike upwards to the crossing Dolomites Hiking Path no. 3. Now in a northerly direction up the steep, rocky path of the south-western wall of the “Dürrenstein/Picco di Vallandro”, along some turns and continue on gravel to the rocky summit. After a small ridge you'll get to a short section secured with a wire-cable and further to the summit. The walking time is 4 hours. Sign-post: No. 40 Challenge: demanding; vertigo and slip resistance required! Attention: This hike is only suitable for older children with sufficient stamina and hiking experience; it is recommended to secure children with a rope on the section secured with a wire-cable. For the most part you are hiking in the sun.
Valley entrance Braies – road junction to Prato Piazza – continue until Ponticello. From Ponticello until Prato Piazza there is a traffic Regulation from June until October (drive up is possible until 10.00 am and after 16 pm) – max. 100 cars. Bus service available.
At the Plätzwiese High Plateau you can find a parking space for 100 cars.