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Trekking of the ancient lakes - Day 1

Faver, Grauno, Grumes, Valda, Cembra, Lisignago, Giovo
Category
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
7:40
in hours
Distance
18.1
in km
Suggested period
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Trekking of 3 days between the quiet woods and the precious reserves of Alta Val di Cembra and the Park of Monte Corno. Going into an environment still intact to be discovered.

The path we propose will bring you to the sight of something special, something unusual. You will not encounter rock towers or unclimbed peaks, but something smaller and perphaps less flashy, but equally valuable. For three days you will be sorrounded by the forests that separate Valle dell'Adige from Val di Cembra, an area that straddled two worlds as far back as Roman times, and you will find witnesses of the past and of the present of this mountain. First of all: the peat bogs, ancient lakes of glacial origin where the peat have reduced progressively the water surface, creating an incredibly favorable environment for biodiversity. In addition there are roccoli, mils and boundary stones that narrate forgotten tales. 

At the end of the day, you will find the heat of the shelter or of the hut: a plate of hot soupe and a glass of wine, they will help to remember what happened today and to dream of tomorrow's stage.

This itinerary it's designed and built from Sviluppo Turistico Grumes feat Rete di Riserve Valle di Cembra - Avisio, the Natural Park of Monte Corno, the subject of touristic promotion and numerous provate operators.

Further information and useful links
Route data
Intermediate
Distance
18,1 km
Duration
7 h 40 min
Ascent
1.151 m
Decent
398 m
Technical skills
Physical condition
Scenary
Highest point
1.417 m
Lowest point
408 m
Safety guidelines

THE 10 RULES FOR HIKERS

  • Prepare your itinerary beforehand
  • Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  • Choose suitable clothes and equipment
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
  • Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  • If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
  • Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  • Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
  • In case of emergency call 112
Starting point
Pochi of Salorno
Directions

STAGE 1 (from Pochi of Salorno at Potzmauer shelter)

  • Lenght 18.4Km
  • Duration 6.00h (with no stops)
  • Ascent height difference 1200m
  • Descent height difference 450m

 

From the car park of Pochi (m 563), near the church, follow Sentiero del Durer and the indications for Sauch shelter. Go down for about 30 min, through the woods and countryside on secondary paved road. Climb along the path n.1 until Sauch shelter (m. 946). From here, on dirt road, follow the "Lago Santo" indications (n. 409), it flanks Roccolo arriving soon after at Croccola pass. On the left (signpost 409) climb through a pine forest first to Pozze and then, taking the right (n. 409A), at the Lagabrum reserve. With the biotope to the right, you reach the forest road shortly after the junction with path no. 414, which leads to Lago Santo (1206 m). Behind the hut, take the road (E5/415/S.I.) up to the Vegiose meadows and after approx. 3Km to the Zise pass. Here, desccend on a paved road hollowed out in the mountainside towards Ponciach (415A) until the crossroad with botanical path. Continue left in the direction of Lago di Valda (Prati di Monte), where you will arrive in an hour. To to reach the Potzmauer Hut (m.1282), descend along the forest road following "E5/n.415/Rif. Potzmauer" indications.

 

public transportation
All information on the website of SAD (transport Province of Bolzano): https://www.sad.it/it and Trentino Trasporti (transport Province of Trento): https://www.trentinotrasporti.it/
How to get there
From Trento take the A22/E45 exit at San Michele/Mezzocorona, take the SS12 state road to Salorno towards Bolzano. Cross the village of Salorno along Via Roma and continue along the SP129 until you reach the village of Pochi.

Hiking shoes, rain-jacket, hiking poles, water, snack and sun cream.

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