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Spronser Lake District

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Finnish atmosphere in the high alpine area: the lake mosaic in the Texel Group
difficult
Distance 12.9 km
8:00 h
1,130 m
1,130 m
2,486 m
1,518 m

Mountain lakes as far as the eye can see! Experienced and sure-footed hikers can go on a unique mountain lake "safari" near Merano.

The Sprons lakes form the largest high-alpine lake plateau in South Tyrol - a unique mountain landscape. 

Difficulty
difficult
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Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,486 m
Lowest point
1,518 m
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Track types

Path 100.22%Via ferrata 0.29%
Path
13 km
Via ferrata
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Start

Vellau above Algund (1,517 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.705790, 11.110984
DMS
46°42'20.8"N 11°06'39.5"E
UTM
32T 661365 5174634
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Destination

Spronser Lakes

Turn-by-turn directions

We take a curious basket lift from the hamlet of Vellau to the Leitneralm at 1522 m. Our hike begins on trail no. 24 towards Hochgang-Schutzhaus. Once there, we climb via the steep trail no. 7 to an altitude of 2441 m to the Hochgangscharte. Caution! - The ascent is via ladders and iron chains and is definitely only suitable for experienced hikers who are free from giddiness. Once at the top, the view opens up to the emerald green water jewels of Langsee, Grünsee and Mückensee. We walk along the shores of the lakes and at Grünsee take the turnoff to trail no. 22, which leads to Kasersee and Pfitschersee. Finally, we hike over steep serpentines to the Pfitschersattel and on trail no. 25 back to the Leitner Alm.

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Getting there

Merano-Bolzano motorway, Algund exit

Parking

In the village centre of Algund

Coordinates

DD
46.705790, 11.110984
DMS
46°42'20.8"N 11°06'39.5"E
UTM
32T 661365 5174634
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Mountain boots, rain gear

Localization

Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
12.9 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,130 m
Descent
1,130 m
Highest point
2,486 m
Lowest point
1,518 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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