Spronser lakes – Route from Vellau/Velloi

General description

The Spronser lakes are found at the center of the Texel Group Nature Park, one of the largest high mountain lake districts in the entire Alps. They are fed with melted snow water and are a real highlight of the Texel Group Nature Park. Their clear waters reflect the surrounding landscape and they are a popular place with walkers and hikers. The ten little lakes, which lie at an altitude of between 2,117 mt. and 2,589 mt., are the highest mountain lakes in South Tyrol.
The lakes include the Kasersee 2,117 mt., the Pfitschersee 2,126 mt., the small Mückensee 2,330 mt., the Grünsee 2.338 mt., the Langsee 2,377 mt., the Schiefersee 2,501 mt., the Kesselsee 2,512 mt., the Schwarzsee 2,589 mt. and the two Milchseen at 2,540 mt.

Route description

Tour Start
Leiter Alm mountain pasture
Tour End
Leiter Alm mountain pasture

Starting from the Leiter Alm (1522 m a.s.l.), walk along the Merano High Mountain trail n° 24 to the Hochganghaus (1839 m a.s.l.), branching off to the right, a steep ascent leads along trail n° 7 to the Hochgangscharte (2441 m a.s.l.) (only for those who are free from giddiness!), branching off to the left from the Scharte, walk along above the Langsee lake (2 km) to the Grünsee lake, from there climb along trail no° 6 into the Spronsertal valley to the Oberkaser Alm (2131 m a.s.l.). Then turn right onto trail n° 22 past the Mücken and Pfitscherlacke alpine pastures, and then climb moderately to the Taufenscharte (Karjoch) (2230 m a.s.l.). Now follows a steep, switch backed descent to the Leiter Alm, the starting point.

Park
Car park chairlift Algund/Lagundo - Vellau/Velloi
Car park basket lift Vellau/Velloi
Public transport
From Merano: bus n° 235 to Vellau/Velloi to the Vellau/Velloi-Leiter Alm basket lift
From Vinschgau valley/Val Venosta: train n° 250 or bus n° 251 to Meran/o and from there with bus n° 235 to Vellau/Velloi to the Vellau/Velloi-Leiter Alm basket lift
Variant from Algund/Lagundo chairlift:
From Merano: bus n° 213 to the chairlift Algund/Lagundo-Vellau/Velloi (and then further with the basket lift to the Leiter Alm)
From Vinschgau valley/Val Venosta: train n° 250 or bus n° 251 to Meran/o and from there with bus n° 213 to the chairlift Algund/Lagundo-Vellau/Velloi or from Partschins/Parcines same bus n° 213 to the chairlift Algund/Lagundo-Vellau/Velloi
Safety instructions
A head for heights and surefootedness required!
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