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Trekking of the ancient lakes

Mountain tour · Altopiano di Pinè,Valle di Cembra
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    Photo: Alessandro Cristofoletti, Azienda per il Turismo Altopiano di Piné e Valle di Cembra
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    Photo: Alessandro Cristofoletti, Azienda per il Turismo Altopiano di Piné e Valle di Cembra
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    Photo: Alessandro Cristofoletti, Azienda per il Turismo Altopiano di Piné e Valle di Cembra
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    Photo: Alessandro Cristofoletti, Azienda per il Turismo Altopiano di Piné e Valle di Cembra
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    Photo: Alessandro Cristofoletti, Azienda per il Turismo Altopiano di Piné e Valle di Cembra
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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.
Distance 18.1 km
7:40 h
1,151 m
398 m
1,417 m
408 m

The path we proposed to you it will take you in the presence of something particular, unusual. You will not meet rock towers or unclimbed peaks, but something smaller and perphaps less flashy, but equally valuable. In three days, it takes so long for the path to be completed, you will be always sorrounded by the forest that separate Valle dell'Adige from Val di Cembra, a riding area between two worlds already in Romans times, and you will meet 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. More, roccoli, mils and boundary stones that tell forgotten stories. 

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.

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Update: December 28, 2021
Highest point
1,417 m
Lowest point
408 m
Best time of year

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Pochi of Salorno (551 m)
46.246069, 11.241302
46°14'45.8"N 11°14'28.7"E
32T 672776 5123829


Pochi of Salorno

Turn-by-turn 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, following the Lago Santo indications (n. 409), it flanks Roccolo arriving soon after at Croccola pass. In the left (signpost 409) climb through an -abetaia- before Pozze and then, taking the right (n. 409A), at the Lagabrum reserve. With the biotope at right, you arrive the forest road soo after the crossroad wit n. 414 path, that conduce at lake Santo (m. 1206). Behind the Shelter take the road (E5/415/S.I.) that climb at the lawn of Vegiose and after about 3Km at Zise pass. Here you go down on -strada selciata incavata nei -fianchi- of the mountain, in Ponciach direction (415A) until the crossroad with botanic path. Continuing in the left in Lago di Valda direction (Prati di Monte) where you arrive in an hour. To arrive at Rifugio Potzmauer (m.1282) go down along the forest road following E5/n.415/Rif. Potzmauer indications.


STAGE 2 (from Rifugio Potzmauer at Malga Corno)

  • Lenght 12.8Km
  • Duration 4.15h (with no stops)
  • Ascent height difference 1200
  • Descent height difference 450m


 From the shelter you return up at Potzmauer pass and following the infications for Lac del Vedes (m 1496). The path go along the reserve for then reached, on dirt road, the huts and crossroads of Valdonega. Following the concrete street in climb to Doss da l'ors. At the crossroads, turning left, in 2 minutes you reach a panoramic point with an hut. Going along on the same road, in a fir forest, you reached another crossroads where you continue right. After a short distance, at the crossroad the path in the right it reconduce on the principal road, reach in a few minutes a basin (monte dell'Orso). Follow Cauria indications until, on sign in wood, you will find indications for Lake Bianco reachable in an hour. It's possible from Valdonega also deviate towards Paluda La Lot following "Sentiero dei confini" Cauria direction. Continuing then to Cauria, you reconnet at our path. At Lago Bianco you take the forest road in the left and go along the swamp. Continuing then in slight climb, following the trail sign that indicate Lago Nero. In short you made a semicircle that conduce at Lago Nero and from here continue to Malga del Corno that you reach in 30 minutes in descent.


STAGE 3 (from Malga Corno at Pochi of Salorno)

  • Lenght 12.9Km
  • Duration 3.45h (with no stops)
  • Ascent height difference 300m
  • Descent height difference 1450m


Behind the shelter take the path n.9 for Hackelboden - Casignano that passes under the top of Monte Corno (m.1781). Passes through Selva of Casignano go down for first on a road and then on path (n.9) well marked that goes down in zig zag crossing more times the white road. You reached a flat road that, turn left, it conduce after 100m at Hackelboden hut. Behind the hut the path (n.9) go down until the forest road, where you turn left. You will reach a crossroad and, following the road in the left who rising decisively, you go to Cauria pass. From the pass you go down in 20 minutes to Cauria on road (n.4). Just before the town, on the right, you go down for path (2-7-8) until Provincial road and just beyond the clearing, on the right, you take the forest road with Laghetti indications (path n.7). 

Go down and get in a deep valley. You remain faithful to the cartels for Laghetti until the street, on a piece paved after loc. Le Seghe, connects at the hairpin at the height of a stone bridge (roman bridge). At the leftm on Sentiero del Durer (Durerweg), that go up from Kloesterle of Laghetti, you get to Pochi di Solorno.


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46.246069, 11.241302
46°14'45.8"N 11°14'28.7"E
32T 672776 5123829
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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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18.1 km
7:40 h
1,151 m
398 m
Highest point
1,417 m
Lowest point
408 m
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