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873 - Lago Santo - Potzmauer Pass

Cembra, Lisignago, Faver, Grauno, Grumes, Valda
Category
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
2:30
in hours
Distance
22
in km
Suggested period
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The itinerary brings you into the woods of Valle di Cembra on forest roads and funny paths. 

There's no traffic, the presence of panoramic glimpses on Valle dell'Adige, the possibility of refreshment points, and the presence of lake Santo makes it an unmissable destination. Ideal in spring and summer; breathtaking in autumn with its explosion of colors.

Further information and useful links

Ufficio Turistico Cembra - Tel. +39 0461 683110 - info@visitvaldicembra.it – www.visitvaldicembra.it  

Route data
Easy
Distance
22,0 km
Duration
2 h 30 min
Ascent
832 m
Decent
833 m
Technical skills
Physical condition
Scenary
Highest point
1.417 m
Lowest point
1.063 m
Suggestions

Also suitable for e-mtb

Safety guidelines

BIKER’S CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY 

  • Plan your ride
  • Share the trail with other users
  • Yield right of way to hikers
  • Let your speed be determined by your experience
  • Ride slowly on crowded trails, overtake with politeness and respect
  • Cycle only on authorized and open trails
  • Avoid muddy trails in order not to damage them further
  • Respect nature, plants, animals and the trail
  • Do not frighten animals
  • Take your rubbish home with you
  • Respect public and private property
  • Always be selfsufficient
  • Do not cycle solo in remote areas
  • Take back home only good pics

ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HELMET!

Starting point
Lago Santo
Directions

From the wonderfull lake Santo, where it is to be found also a typical restaurant with possibility of overnight stay, go down along the paved road that leads to Cembra until you see a forest road (signs "baita forestale" Zise") that with an easy and short climb brings to a hut and in Zise locality. From here continue along the E5 path in a northerly direction (Cauria). The road, becomes more panoramic offering beautiful views on Valle dell'Adige and on the Sarentini mountains. Once you arrive at the beginning of a short climb, the itinerary continues on a funny path that, with a few easy ups and downs, brings to the beautiful basin where the Potzmauer Hut is located. From the hut, the route soon reaches the Potzmauer pass, where, following the present signposts, it descends in the direction of Valda. After a fast descent on a forest road with an excellent surface, a steep ascent (signposts for Lago di Valda), which is cemented in places, leads quickly back up to the biotope Lago di Valda, where a long descent of around 4 km begins. You ignore the fork with the "Zise/Lago Santo" sign and instead continue in the direction of Ponciach. At the next crossroads, along the cobbled road that descends to the valley, we begin to climb again, arriving at the idyllic meadows dotted with huts in the Vegiose locality, from where the last short descent takes us back to the starting point near the Lago Santo hut.

How to get there

Coming from the A22 Brennero motorway, either from the south or the north, exit at the Trento Nord tollbooth (distance from the tollbooth 22.5 km), follow the S.S. 12 del Brennero northwards as far as the Lavis junction, then take the S.S. 612 Lavis - Castello di Fiemme, which leads to Valle di Cembra.

Where to park

Parking lot at Lago Santo

What do I need to bring on my bike tour? 

  • Water 
  • Snacks 
  • Waterproof / Windproof jacket
  • A spare top / spare socks
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses
  • Bike gloves/mitts
  • Map or GPS device
  • Bike repair kit 
  • First aid kit

It is always advised to let someone know where you plan to go and how long you expect to be.

Emergency telephone number 112

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