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Lac del Vedes, treasure chest of biodiversity

Faver, Grauno, Grumes, Valda
Category
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
6:00
in hours
Distance
14.6
in km
Status
open
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A climb up to the precious Lac del Vedes peat bog, a place of incredible natural beauty and rarity

This itinerary takes you to Dossone di Cembra, site of some of the Trentino region’s most attractive and precious peat bogs, ancient glacial origin lakes on which thick layers of peat have built up. The peat bog’s plant life, formed of carpets of highly unusual mosses and tiny, ultra-rare marsh plants, is unique. Lac del Vedes in Grumes is certainly one of the most attractive and best conserved peat bogs in the Trentino region. A visit itinerary which includes wooden walkways and educational info panels explaining the site’s rarities and how the peat bog formed starts here.

Further information and useful links

Rete di Riserve Alta Val di Cembra-Avisio

www.reteriservevaldicembra.tn.it

 

Sviluppo Turistico Grumes

www.vivigrumes.it

 

Green Grill

www.greengrill.it

 

Visit Trentino

www.visittrentino.info

 

Meteotrentino

www.meteotrentino.it

 

Route data
Easy
Distance
14,6 km
Duration
6 h 00 min
Ascent
700 m
Decent
700 m
Technical skills
Physical condition
Scenary
Highest point
1.509 m
Lowest point
854 m
Suggestions

This itinerary takes to the big hill Dossone di Cembra, where you can find some of the most beautiful and precious peat bogs of Trentino area. They are ancient glacier lakes where, after a natural process, thick peat layers produced by the water plants over the millennia gathered together. The peat bog vegetation is composed by unique moss types and rare marsh plants.

The lake Lac del Vedes in Grumes is certainly one of the most beautiful and better conserved peat bogs of the all Trentino area. The guided tour with wooden platforms and information panels describes the local rarities and the origin of the peat bog.

Safety guidelines

Even if this trail is not technically difficult and has no dangerous stretches, we always and in any case suggest to follow the general rules on safety for mountain hikes.

  • Prepare your itinerary
  • Choose an excursion appropriate for your real ability and training level
  • Choose the fitting equipment
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Hiking alone is risky
  • Give details about your itinerary and about the approximate hour of your return
  • Do not hesitate to entrust you to an expert
  • Pay attention to the indication and signals you will find along your journey
  • Do not hesitate to retrace your steps
  • In case of accident: ask for help and call the number 112
Starting point
Masi di Grumes - Località Pradet
Directions

The itinerary starts from Grumes square.From here you go up towards the church and then, after crossing the SS. 612, towards the Masi di Grumes. After the artisan area, follow the path that leads to the Baita Penna Nera and then the signs for Valdonega.

Continue uphill along a paved road until you reach the Valdonega meadows, an area with characteristic mountain huts. At the capital, follow the signs for Lac del Vedes.

At the peat bog a wooden platform takes you to a close-up view of the site's characteristic features. The route through the bog then passes an attractive viewpoint before continuing on a forest footpath alongside a small water rivulet to a junction with a forest track to Passo della Cima. Those wanting to descend to Rifugio Potzmauer can follow the signs from the pass to the

Adige valley. If, on the other hand, you want to return to your starting point right away, follow signs for Masi di Grumes-Grumes (footpath SAT 480).

Where to park

Free parking in the square at the "Le Fontanelle" multipurpose center in Grumes

  • Trekking shoes or mountain boots
  • Trekking poles
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