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 mountain pasture (1522 m a.s.l.), walk along the Merano High Mountain trail no. 24 to the Hochganghaus refuge (1839 m a.s.l.), branching off to the right, a steep ascent leads along trail no. 7 to the Hochgangscharte wind gap (2441 m a.s.l.) (only for those who are free from giddiness!), branching off to the left from the wind gap, walk along above the Langsee lake (2 km) to the Grünsee lake, from there you descend on path no. 6 into the Spronsertal valley to the Oberkaser Alm mountain pasture (2131 m a.s.l.). Then turn right onto trail no. 22 past the Mückenlacke and Pfitscherlacke lakes, and then climb moderately to the Taufenscharte wind gap (Karjoch) (2230 m a.s.l.). Now follows a steep, winding descent to the Leiter Alm mountain pasture.

Car park chairlift Algund/Lagundo - Vellau/Velloi
Car park basket lift Vellau/Velloi
Public transport

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Safety instructions
A head for heights and surefootedness required!
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