Spronser lakes - route from Pfelders/Plan

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
Railway station Meran/o
Tour End
Railway station Meran/o

Departing at 7.24 am from the Meran/o railway station, the bus leads to Pfelders/Plan arriving at 8.53 am. Starting from there, the hike (lasting approx. 50 min) leads up to the Falschnal Alpine hut at an altitude of 1,871 m with a short break. Then, route n°. 6 follows on to the Falschnaljöchl ridge at 2,417 m which links up to the Spronser Joch ridge at 2,581 meters, with a hike lasting about 2 hours 20 min. With the mountain lakes still ahead, the track follows on for about 1 hour to the Oberkaser Alpine hut at 2,134 m, where hikers can pause for a lunch made of local specialties. After the break, the route passes lake Kaserlacke and lake Pfitscherlacke. The route follows the Jägersteig hunter’s path down to the Mutkopf hut at 1,664 m and then down to the Hochmut hut at 1,360 meters, lasting about 2 hours. From here, the cableway takes you back down into the valley at Dorf Tirol/Tirolo. The bus will return to the starting point in Meran/o.

description to arrive at destination



Park

Public parking (Praderplatz square) in front of the Meran/o railway station

Public transport

From Partschins/Parcines: bus n° 213 to Meran/o railway station
From Rabland/Rablà or Vinschgau valley/Val Venosta: bus n° 251 from Rabland/Rablà or train n° 250 from Vinschgau valley/Val Venosta to Meran/o railway station
Bus n° 240 from Meran/o railway station to Pfelders/Plan
Bus n° 221 from Dorf Tirol/Tirolo to Meran/o railway station

Safety instructions
A head for heights and surefootedness required!
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