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Trek to the Seven Lakes in the Val Ridanna

Racines (Ratschings)
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Informationen zur Tour Trek to the Seven Lakes in the Val Ridanna

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  • Duration
    8:00 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    1280 m
  • Altitude
    1280 m
  • Max. height
    2702 m
The first section follows the «path of the mines», leading to the famous former Schneeberg mines.


From Vipiteno-Sterzing we cross the entire Ridanna Valley (beyond Stanga and Mareta) to the last car park (1,417 m, mining Museum). Follow the «path of the mines» 28, walking up the small valley and passing the Lazzacher Alm alpine hut (or Poschalm, 2,113 m, with refreshments). At the intersection take route 33 to the right, which takes you to the first lake (Moarer Grande, 2,468 m, 3 hours). Walking up the Egetjoch Pass (2,693 m, 1 hour from the lake); on the opposite side turn left on route 33a leading to the second group of lakes (Senner Grande, 2,647 m). Route 33a runs down to the lower lakes (2,510 m), and eventually to the great Trüber See (2,344 m). Back on route 33, we walk up from the bridge of the Rio alla Grohmannhütte (Rifugio Vedretta Piana, 2,254 m). Route 9 takes you back to the green pastures and to the starting point (4 hours at least from the pass).

Places of interest along the route:
"Erzweg" hike leading to the Moarerbergalm alpine hut
The seven glaciated lakes
Descent through the Burkhardklamm ravine
Visit to the regional mining museum


Keen hikers will particularly enjoy the alternative route 9B, which goes from the Rifugio Vedretta Piana to Lake Pfurnsee, and route 9A, which goes down to the Aglsboden via the Aglsalm alpine hut, and across the Burkhard waterfalls and eventually returns to the starting point.

Starting point

Down in the Ridanna Valley

Target point

Down in the Ridanna Valley


Parking is available down in the Ridanna valley.

Public transportation

By train to Vipiteno, then bus to Masseria - Maiern.


Cross the Val d'Isarco and the Upper Valle Isarco to Vipiteno and Stanga and all the way down the Ridanna Valley.

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