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From the Lake Santo to the Roccolo of Sauch

Hiking with kids · Altopiano di Pinè,Valle di Cembra
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    Photo: Federico Monegatti, Azienda per il Turismo Altopiano di Piné e Valle di Cembra
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    Photo: Federico Monegatti, Azienda per il Turismo Altopiano di Piné e Valle di Cembra
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    Photo: Federico Monegatti, Azienda per il Turismo Altopiano di Piné e Valle di Cembra
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    Photo: Federico Monegatti, Azienda per il Turismo Altopiano di Piné e Valle di Cembra
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    Photo: Federico Monegatti, Azienda per il Turismo Altopiano di Piné e Valle di Cembra
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Loop tour with a view to the roccolo of Sauch and at the shelter Sauch immersed in the deciduous wood 
Distance 5.3 km
1:40 h
213 m
213 m
1,099 m
920 m
Walk in the nature to appreciate the variety of the cembrane vegetation and to discover an ancient system to cath the birds, a labyrinth vegetable of great charm and ingenious that it's called "Roccolo del Sauch".

Author’s recommendation

The stop is a must inside the Roccolo del Sauch to admire its articulated plant structure and relax on the grass in front. The Malga of Sauch shelter is perfect for refreshing yourself while eating trational Trentino dishes.
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Update: January 24, 2022
Highest point
1,099 m
Lowest point
920 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Degree of difficulty according to the common symbology: path E (on mule tracks and paths)

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

  • Prepare your itinerary beforehand
  • Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  • Choose suitable clothes and equipment
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
  • Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  • If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
  • Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  • Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
  • In case of emergency call 112

Tips and hints

Piné Cembra Tourist Office - Tel. +39 0461 683110 - - ​​


Car park on the street for the Lake Santo (see the section "how to get it") (1,066 m)
46.199599, 11.193820
46°11'58.6"N 11°11'37.8"E
32T 669259 5118564


Car park on the street for the Lake Santo (see the section "how to get it")

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park turn back for a few meters on the paved road and take the right crossroads that's enter in the wood with “Roccolo Sauch 0.45” indications. 

Continue on the forest road immersed in the wood of deciduous tree ingnoring the the crossroad for Santo Lake. We suggest to read the descriptions on the information signs about the "Riserva naturale Lagabrun", not far away from our walk. 

Arrived in the locality Pozze take the left crossroads and continue on a pleasant street. Reached the Passo della Croccola the destination is near and in five minutes you arrived at Roccolo del Sauch. It is worth getting closer at the details, there's illustrative panels that can help you. The excursion continue follow the indications for the shelter Sauch at circa 10 minutes of distance. 

To the return get the principal street back near the "Giardino delle erbe", an vegetable garden with medicinal grass, and continue towards east. Always on the forest road, after 1,5 Km you are get in Pozze back and from there to the starting point following the way there. 


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Dalla stazione delle corriere di Trento prendere la linea B102 in direzione Cavalese (Trento - Cembra - Capriana - Cavalese) e scendere a Cembra. Non ci sono mezzi pubblici che collegano il Lago Santo pertanto il luogo di partenza deve essere raggiunto con mezzi di trasporto propri o a piedi.

Getting there

Provenendo dall´autostrada A22 del Brennero, sia da sud che da nord, esci al casello di Trento nord (distanza dal casello km 22,5), percorri la S.S. 12 del Brennero in direzione nord fino al bivio di Lavis, per transitare poi sulla S.S. 612 Lavis - Castello di Fiemme che conduce fino alla Valle di Cembra e poi all’abitato di Cembra, poi segui le indicazioni per il lago Santo.

Prosegui in salita fino a raggiungere un parcheggio lungo la strada con coordinate N46°12’0,2 E11°11’40,3 1075 m s.l.m. A circa 50 metri prima del parcheggio, ben visibile, parte la strada forestale da inboccare per iniziare l'itinerario (è presente un'insegna bianca e blu per il rifugio Sauch, segnale di divieto per le automobili e cartelli bianchi e rossi di segnalazione) 


È possibile parcheggiare nel parcheggio sulla strada per il Lago Santo (coordinate N46°12’0,2 E11°11’40,3 1075 m s.l.m.), sulla sinistra se percorsa in salita.


46.199599, 11.193820
46°11'58.6"N 11°11'37.8"E
32T 669259 5118564
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Altopiano di Piné, Valli di Cembra e dei Mocheni 1:25.000 - N° 062

Kompass – Bolzano Vigneti e Dolomiti, Val di Cembra, Val di Fiemme 1:50.000 - N° 74


Even on relatively short easy outings make sure to take all you need so you don't run into trouble if things take an unexpected turn, for example a storm blows up or you have a sudden drop in energy levels.

What you should have in your rucksack:

  • water canteen (1L)
  • snacks (e.g. mixed dried fruit or chocolate)
  • First aid kit
  • windproof jacket
  • fleece
  • change of t-shirt and socks (in a plastic bag)
  • make sure to wear or at least bring a pair of long trousers
  • hat
  • sun screen
  • sunglasses
  • gloves
  • whistle to attract attention in an emergency
  • emergency telephone number Mountain Rescue 112



Make sure you're wearing the right footwear for the trail and season. The going can get rough and rocky underfoot and a pair of hiking boots will protect you from sprains.

And finally... don't forget to bring your camera! You'll need it to capture the stunning views.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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1:40 h
213 m
213 m
Highest point
1,099 m
Lowest point
920 m
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