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Loop trail in the woods between Trentino and South Tyrol with a regenerating stop at Lake Tret

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An easy itinerary through the green woods straddling Trentino and South Tyrol interspersed by a break on the shores of Lake Tret where you can go for a refreshing dip during the summer months.
Distance 9.6 km
3:15 h
440 m
440 m
1,721 m
1,323 m
The absence of any challenging points, the harmony of the sections of trail or forest road that gently accompany the course of the land, sometimes narrow in a larch wood, others through vast meadows, the cool crystal-clear waters of Lake Tret, give this itinerary a familiar feel, making it ideal for an amble in the country or for a simple and quiet excursion.

Author’s recommendation

The second part of the itinerary, from Lake Tret onwards, takes place on South Tyrolean soil: the woods and meadows you cross are all privately owned and used for pasture and hay making. So please keep to the trail at all times!

Anyone wishing to cut the itinerary short can return to the departure point by descending along trail marker 512 directly, which connects the lake to the car park.

Along the trail, not far from the lake, you’ll find Malga di San Felice and the Waldruhe Refuge. On your return, it is worth stopping at hotel Scoiattolo near the car park.

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Update: September 09, 2021
Highest point
1,721 m
Lowest point
1,323 m
Best time of year

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Safety information

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.


Tret, in Plazze Tret (1,323 m)
46.482758, 11.148566
46°28'57.9"N 11°08'54.8"E
32T 664913 5149930


Tret, in Plazze Tret

Turn-by-turn directions

By car, you can reach the hamlet of Tret along the state road that connects Fondo to the Palade Pass. Follow the signs to Lake Tret and park your car in the large car park near Hotel Scoiattolo. Climb along the wood, following the signs for the lake on trail marker 512 and shortly after, you will come across a forest road. Take it on the right and follow trail marker 57 that gently climbs among the cool woods and green meadows. Once you are near the Dosso di Solomp the country road then descends to cross trail marker 512 which you should follow on the left to reach Lake Tret in just a few minutes.

After a pleasant break by the Lake, where you’ll find the Malga di San Felice mountain hut and the Waldruhe Refuge which offer excellent dishes and typical desserts, continue towards the western shore and take the forest road with trail marker 9 down towards the town of St. Felix in the province of Bolzano. The forest road turns into a footpath and then ends up a gravel road again near a large bend. Continue your descent along the gravel road until you almost reach the first farmhouses of San Felice and you will notice a fork on your left with some wooden signs. Take this trail and keep to the left to cross the woods on a flat trail and onto the forest road leading down to Plazze di Tret where you parked your car.


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Public transport

A public coach from the South Tyrolean company SAD connects Fondo with the nearby hamlet of Tret.

Getting there

From the town of Fondo in the upper part of Val di Non, continue for a few kilometres along the provincial road heading towards Palade. Once you have reached the small town of Tret, turn right and follow the signs to Lake Tret and leave your car in the large car park.


At the start of the forest road in Plazze di Tret.


46.482758, 11.148566
46°28'57.9"N 11°08'54.8"E
32T 664913 5149930
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Trekking boots and poles.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • 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
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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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9.6 km
3:15 h
440 m
440 m
Highest point
1,721 m
Lowest point
1,323 m
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