There is much to experience when hiking around Laion and its environs. As the landscape follows the seasonal changes, so do our varied hiking itineraries. From mid-June until the end of October, Helmuth, our accredited mountain guide takes visitors on weekly excursions to the Dolomites, (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and twice as often from mid-July until mid-September. The excursion takes hikers along the Friedrich August Trail, over the Seura Sass, Puez, the Poma/Kreuzkofeljoch Pass, Sas Ciampac, Valle Stella Alpina/Edelweißtal Valley, Stevia, Forcella/Wasserscharte and so on. There are excursions in search of wild herbs led by expert herbalist Frieda Ploner every two weeks from mid-June to mid-October. Her slogan is: every field is a pharmacy… During these outings, Ms Ploner divulges the healing properties and unique characteristics of a wide variety of wild herbs and grasses. Her knowledge of herbs is gleaned from ancient customs and traditions.