Sopranes Lakes round tour

This round tour takes you from the Leiteralm mountain hut above Lagundo to the impressive Laghi di Sopranes mountain lakes.

The circular walking tour in the surroundings of Merano above the village of Lagundo starts at the Leiteralm mountain hut, where you take the path n° 24 leading to the Hochgang Mountain Hut. This is where you turn right and ascend on a rather steep path to an altitude of 2,455 m a.s.l. Be cautious, only recommended to those who are sure-footed and free from giddiness! By walking along the mountain ridge you reach the Long Lake and the Green Lake. This is where you take path n° 6, leading into the Sopranes Valley, where we recommend to stop at the Oberkaser Mountain Hut (2,313 m a.s.l), open only in summer.

Let’s go on! Turn right onto the trail n° 22, which takes you past two more lakes, so to speak the Kaser Pond and Pfitscher Pond. Having left behind these lakes, you walk up to the ridge at 2,230 m a.s.l. via several hairpin bends. Finally you reach the starting point, the Leiteralm mountain hut again. Of course you can do this tour also the other way round.

The Sopranes Lakes (Spronser Seen) belong to South Tyrol’s largest high alpine lake district and are part of the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park, South Tyrol’s largest nature park. These lakes supply parts of the town of Merano with water. Moreover these lakes represent a very popular hiking destination both for adults and children.

Please note: it is a difficult mountain trail, only recommendable to those who have mountain experience, you need to be sure-footed and free from giddiness. Character: safety ropes in some places!

Important: if you would like to do this mountain hike please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Leiteralm mountain hut
Distance: 13 km
Walking time: 5 - 6 hours
Altitude difference: 1,177 m
Markers: no. 24, 7, 22, 25B, 25
Further information: tourist office Merano, phone +39 0473 272000

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