The Dolorama Trail is a hike with different starting and ending points. Your journey begins in Rodeneck (Rodengo) and then continues to the official starting point at the Zumis parking lot. After a 4-day hike, you will end up in Lajen, also known as Laion in Italian.
The Zumis parking lot is the perfect starting point for the hike, as its ideal location provides easy access to numerous hiking trails in the area.
For accommodation, it's best to stay in Mühlbach or Rodeneck, but Bressanone is also a good option, as it's only a half-hour drive from the starting point.
Right at the starting point in Zumis, there is a large parking lot available for a fee. The cost is €6.00 per day. Prefer not to pay and don't mind taking a bus ride? In the Vill district of Rodeneck, there is a free public parking lot, and from Rodeneck, you can easily take the bus to Zumis.
From Innsbruck, it takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to travel to Rodeneck. From Bressanone (Brixen), it's about a 30-minute drive.
By bus or train:
Rodeneck is easily accessible by public transportation. The journey from Innsbruck takes about 2 hours, and from Bressanone, it's approximately 50 minutes by bus and train.
Just a 20-minute bus ride from Rodeneck will take you to the Zumis parking lot. If you have the 'Almencard Plus,' you can use public transportation for free, so this journey won't cost you anything.
After completing the full route, your hike ends in Lajen (Laion). From this point, there are various ways to travel back to Rodeneck. On average, it takes 1.5 to 2 hours to return to Rodeneck.
From Lajen, you can take a bus to Bressanone, which is a direct connection that will get you to the station in about 40 minutes. Then, the bus will take you from Bressanone to Mühlbach in approximately 25 minutes. The final leg of your journey will be by bus from Mühlbach to Rodeneck, which takes about 10 minutes.