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From Vadena/Pfatten to the Lakes of Monticolo

From Vadena/Pfatten to the Lakes of Monticolo

Tourist-Info Laives/Leifers
Via J.-F. Kennedy 88
39055 Laives/Leifers
Operation Schedules
Public transport

Arriving from the north: by train to Laives/Leifers station and from here by Citybus 117 till the busstop "Vadena Centro/Pfatten Dorf".

Arriving from the south: take the train to Bronzolo/Branzoll station and from here take the Citybus 117 till the busstop "Vadena Centro/Pfatten Dorf".

Route description

From the Vadena/Pfatten own hall, the hiking trail leads to the left through deciduous forests up to the ridge of the Monte di mezzo/Mitterberg mountain (560 m), which can be reached in about 40 minutes. You walk on along the forest path, which crosses the forest in a few loops and flows into a paved road leading to the lakes. At the end of the large Lake of Monticolo, a forest path branches off to the right, which leads in a few minutes to the crest of the forest. From there, in about 20 minutes, the hiking trail brings you to the Mair farm in Vadena/Pfatten, passing some very nice viewpoints. From the farm it takes 15 minutes to get back along the street to the starting point.

General description

A very nice hike, passing through the woods of the Monte di Mezzo/Mitterberg, up to the Lakes of Montiggl.
Change of path along the hike: 5, 5A


Parking possibilities in Vadena/Pfatten near the school or the soccer field.

description to arrive at destination

Coming from the south:
Take the highway exit "Egna/Ora/Termeno-Neumarkt/Auer/Tramin" and follow the signs "Bolzano/Laives-Bozen/Leifers" for approx. 13 km. Then follow the signs for "Bronzolo/Branzoll" and "Vadena/Pfatten". 

Coming from the north:
Take the highway exit "Bolzano Sud/Bozen Süd" and then follow the signs for "Trento/Laives-Trient/Leifers" for approx. 12 km. After the tunnel connecting Bolzano and Laives and after the bypass tunnel of Laives follow the "Bronzolo/Branzoll" signs. At the roundabout at the beginning of the village Bronzolo/Branzoll follow the signs for "Vadena/Pfatten".