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The Cevedale lakes

Category
Difficulty
Moderate
Activity time
5:40
Durata in ore
Distance
11.7
Distance in km
A naturalistic itinerary within the sight of the Cevedale lakes and glaciers and surrounded by exceptional framework of the Stelvio National Park.
A beautiful circular trek around the heart of the Cevedale group, which passes Rifugio Larcher and the striking and spectacular Marmotte icy lakes. The Lago Lungo and the Lago Nero. By crossing the Caserer artificial basin it is possible to reach the small but nevertheless enchanting Lago delle Lame.

Route info

Moderate
Distance
11.7 km
Activity time
5:40 h.
Uphill Elevation
725 m
Downhill elevation
710 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
2699 m
Lowest point
1974 m

Suggestions

The possibility of sightings of some of the local fauna like, deer, marmots, white partridge, roe deer and eagles, makes this itinerary a particularly interesting one. Spectacular landscape characterised by the awe-inspiring and majestic snow covered peaks of the Cevedale group Palon De La Mare, Rosole and Vioz and the mirrored water of the lakes.

Safety information

When setting out on an excursion in the mountains, we suggest you:
  • choose a route suitable for your fitness level. When in doubt, contact the Alpine Guides  or our Information Offices
  • get ready for your trip by checking the weather forecast, the route you will follow and the times for the cable cars and chair lifts, if you will be using them. Remember that the feasibility of routes in a mountain environment is closely linked to the contingent conditions and therefore depends on natural phenomena, changes in the environment and the weather conditions. For this reason, make sure you are well informed about the route and conditions before setting out;
  • tell someone about your route and what time you expect to return, and take your mobile phone with you.
  • pay attention to the directions and signs that you find along the way: Stelvio Park signs, red and white SAT signs and red and white painted marks on rocks or trees;
  • raise the alarm by calling 112 in the event of an accident;
  • book the alpine dairy or refuge where you intend to stop to eat or sleep in advance;
  • never leave litter in the mountains and, if possible, avoid leaving your rubbish at mountain refuges or malgas that you visit;
  • if you spot wild animals along the way, we invite you to stay on the path, not go too near, not shout and to keep your dog on a lead, to stop it instinctively chasing and scaring the animal.

 

 ANTI COVID-19 RULES AND REGULATIONS:

  • face masks must also be worn in the mountains;
  • keep a distance of at least 2 metres between you and other people;
  • avoid sharing personal effects, instruments and water bottles with other people;
  • take hand sanitiser with you and frequently disinfect your hands and surfaces;

Starting point

Malgamare car park

Directions

E - Escursionistico (Hiker)

Departure point is the Malgamare car park, which can be reached by means of a narrow asphalted road, from Cogolo di Peio. From here take the SAT 102 which runs alongside Malga Mare (2.301m), then a climb though the pine woods where there is a panoramic view of the plain known as Pian Venezia (Stelvio National Park). Another spectacular landscape of the snow covered peaks of Cevedale and the underlying vallies formed by the glaciers, continuing along the path Rifugio G. Larcher (2.608m) can be found at the summit of a rocky spur.

From the rifugio, ideally positioned to view this glacial environment, follow the SAT 104 until reaching a small pass (2.751m) and then descend in to a vast plain where there are numerous small lakes formed by the glaciers. From here, you will reach the characteristic Lago delle Marmotte (2.705m). Leaving the lake, follow the SAT 123 along an even and flat trail which passes close to Lago Lungo and which reaches the edge of the small Lago Nero, not far from the artificial basin Careser (2.603m). Follow the walls of the dam to the guard’s buildings. From here, the SAT 123 descends and there are a series of sharp bends. Continue in a zigzag fashion through some lovely woodland. By making a brief diversion, it is possible to reach the tiny Lago delle Lame (2.275m). Going back on to the path descend until reaching the Malgamare car park.

Public transportation

By train to Trento (Verona-Brennero line) and from here, take the Trento-Malè-Mezzana (Val di Sole) local train to any station where buses are available for the latest timetable go to www.valdisole.net/EN/Public-Transportation

How to get there

FROM BOLOGNA-VERONA AND FROM BRENNERO
Take the A22 motorway and exit at Trento Nord (if you are coming from the south) or S. Michele all’Adige (if you coming from the north). Proceed in direction Cles, Val di Non, Val di Sole, to Val di Peio.

FROM BERGAMO-BRESCIA
Proceed along the SS42 (direction Passo Del Tonale) and from here follow the signs to Ossana and Val di Peio. From Cogolo follow the signs to Malgamare and continue on the narrow (asphalted) road until reaching the car park.

Where to park

Malgamare car park (10 km from Cogolo)
When setting out on an excursion in the mountains, it is always a good idea to:
  • wear hiking boots suitable for loose, uneven or wet terrain, long trousers, a cap and sunglasses;
  • put a waterproof jacket, fleece sweater, hat and gloves, sun cream and a minimum change of clothing into your backpack;
  • take a bottle of water and snacks with you for an instant energy boost (dried fruit, energy bars or chocolate);
  • remember your camera or mobile phone for immortalising the views and favourite sights. If you like, you can then share them on social media at the hashtags #visitvaldisole and #spazioaltuotempo.
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