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Mountain lake hike to Lech Sant

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Distance 7.7 km
2:40 h
350 m
350 m
This easier hike takes you to the idyllic Lech Sant (Ladin name for 'holy lake'), which is the largest mountain lake on the Alpe Mastlé. The meadow surrounding the lake with magnificent view oth the Odle peaks invites to linger and relax.
Difficulty
easy
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Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,100 m
Lowest point
1,751 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.566387, 11.724937
DMS
46°33'59.0"N 11°43'29.8"E
UTM
32T 708830 5160587
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Turn-by-turn directions

Head out from Cristauta car park and follow the ‘Troi dla Schirlates’ (the squirrel path) which is recognisable by a stylised squirrel on its signposts. The hiking trail leads to a clearing and then across Val Gardena’s typical conifer forests. Walk past smaller lakes until you reach the largest mountain lake on the Mastlé mountain pasture – idyllic Lech Sant, which is Ladin for ‘holy lake’. Take some time to admire the scenery and the stunning, mountain panorama. Return to the starting point via the forest path.

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Getting there

The hike starts at the Cristauta car park (located between the hamlets Runcaudië and Praplan), which lies at 1750 m above S. Cristina. From the centre, follow the signs to Plesdinaz via the Cisles street and the Plesdinaz street and turn off at the sharp right-handed bend in the hamlet of Puzé. The car park is served by the local bus line 357. The car park is chargeable during high season.

Coordinates

DD
46.566387, 11.724937
DMS
46°33'59.0"N 11°43'29.8"E
UTM
32T 708830 5160587
w3w 
///blunt.beady.wills
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

4.5
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Giulio Sebastiani 
October 01, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? October 01, 2021

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.7 km
Duration
2:40 h
Ascent
350 m
Descent
350 m
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