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Sprons Lakes - circular hiking route

Alpine tour · Meraner Land
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  • Spronser Seen Lakes
    / Spronser Seen Lakes
    Photo: Frieder Blickle, Algund
  • Sprons Lakes
    / Sprons Lakes
    Photo: Daniela Prossliner, Algund
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13.2 km
4:57 h
1,267 m
1,267 m

The Sopranes Lakes (Spronser Seen) belong to South Tyrol’s largest high alpine lake district and are part of the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park, South Tyrol’s largest nature park. These lakes supply parts of the town of Merano with water. Moreover these lakes represent a very popular hiking destination both for adults and children.

The circular hike to the largest alpine group of lakes in South Tyrol, the Spronser Seen, is a challenging but always worthwhile and beautiful mountain tour, right in the heart of the nature park Texelgruppe.  During this hike you will experience an impressive, still largely untouched high mountain landscape. In total, there are ten lakes, which are embedded in steps one above the other in alpine pastures and rounded rocky humps.

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Highest point
2,486 m
Lowest point
1,486 m
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Coordinates:
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46.704700, 11.108390
DMS
46°42'16.9"N 11°06'30.2"E
UTM
32T 661170 5174508
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Turn-by-turn directions

Route: From the Leiter Alm, take path # 24 in the direction of the Hochgang refuge hut. There, turn right and ascend on a steep path to the Hochgangscharte (2,441 metres) - only for people who do not get dizzy easily. At the gap, turn left and take path # 6 to the Spronser Valley and the Oberkaser Alm (2,131 metres / open during the summer). Take path # 25 to your right and pass the Kaser- and Pfitscherlacke and make your way from there to the Karjoch (2,230 metres / Taufenscharte). Descend on a steep and windy path to the Leiter Alm. The round trip can also be made in the other direction.

 

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Coordinates

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46.704700, 11.108390
DMS
46°42'16.9"N 11°06'30.2"E
UTM
32T 661170 5174508
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Difficulty
I difficult
Distance
13.2 km
Duration
4:57 h
Ascent
1,267 m
Descent
1,267 m

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