Valdurna Lake

Valdurna Lake in Summer (Noto anche come Durnholzer lake) Considered the pearl of Val Sarentino, in Sudtirol, Lake Valdurna is located at a height of over 1500 meters about thirty kilometers north of the center of Bolzano.

We are right in the center of South Tyrol between Bolzano, Bressanone and Merano and within an area made up of enchanting deep green valleys where unspoiled nature is evident.

The lake, which receives two tributaries which are the Seebach and the, Großalmbach, is characterized by a triangular shape and develops for 900 meters in length and about 350 in width, before flowing into a stream that takes its same name and which then vents in the Talvera.

The lake manages to be the ideal location for many species of aquatic plants and to include an interesting colony of trout that can be considered a coveted prey by tourists who are passionate about fishing where they have a regular license and after purchasing a day ticket from the neighbor. Fischerwirt hotels.

To reach the town you have to cross the Pennes Pass and arrive in the village where you have to park the car, in the paid parking lot which is located about three hundred meters from the lake shore and which cannot be reached by car.

It should be borne in mind that its waters are very cold for swimming and therefore absolutely unsuitable for those who want to have a good swim.

Tour of the lake

On the other hand, this scenic alpine lake offers excellent options for lovers of Nordic Walking, excursions in general and for Mountain Bike enthusiasts, as there are organized paths immersed in nature and stimulating routes to be tackled with a fully equipped two-wheeler.

The circumnavigation of the lake can be accomplished with a walk of about an hour and a half which turns out to be a fantastic opportunity to admire the Sarentine Alps, unmistakably recognizable from the Cima di San Giacomo.

Although it is an area more than suitable for sportsmen and mountain lovers, there are also interesting alternatives for all tourists looking for cultural attractions. For example, in the small church of San Nicola you can discover the Gothic frescoes of the fifteenth century that were found only at the end of the eighties of the last century.

If Lake Valdurna in winter is used as an ice skating rink, in summer it is the ideal base for exploring one of the many paths aimed at lovers of nature and walking, and which will make you discover the heart of the Sarentine Alps.

Hiking itineraries

It is possible to choose from a wide panorama of possible destinations such as the San Cassiano path, about three hours away; the Santa Croce di Lazfons Refuge which is over two thousand three hundred meters and which engages the tourist with a walk of about three and a half hours; Malga Seeb about an hour and a half.
Easier paths are those with destination San Martino in Sarentino or Pennes.
For example, an ideal excursion for families is the one that starts from the parking lot under the lake and leads to the farms.

Even the many two-wheel enthusiasts also have different options to choose from such as, for example, a full day excursion that from Sarentino you take them up to Valle Isarco in Veltruno or other itineraries to explore with their Mountain Bike which will allow them to admire the beauties of this little-exploited valley for tourism and, therefore, still rich in tranquility and atmospheres to taste.

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