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Spronser lakes – Route from Vellau/Velloi

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  • Spronser lakes – Route from Vellau/Velloi
    / Spronser lakes – Route from Vellau/Velloi
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  • Spronser lakes – Route from Vellau/Velloi
    / Spronser lakes – Route from Vellau/Velloi
    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins, Partschins
  • / Spronser lakes – Route from Vellau/Velloi
    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins, Partschins
  • / Spronser lakes – Route from Vellau/Velloi
    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins, Partschins
  • / Spronser lakes – Route from Vellau/Velloi
    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins, Partschins
  • / Spronser lakes – Route from Vellau/Velloi
    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins, Partschins
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difficult
Distance 12.7 km
5:40 h
1,576 m
1,577 m

The Spronser lakes are found at the center of the Texel Group Nature Park, one of the largest high mountain lake districts in the entire Alps. They are fed with melted snow water and are a real highlight of the Texel Group Nature Park. Their clear waters reflect the surrounding landscape and they are a popular place with walkers and hikers. The ten little lakes, which lie at an altitude of between 2,117 mt. and 2,589 mt., are the highest mountain lakes in South Tyrol.
The lakes include the Kasersee 2,117 mt., the Pfitschersee 2,126 mt., the small Mückensee 2,330 mt., the Grünsee 2.338 mt., the Langsee 2,377 mt., the Schiefersee 2,501 mt., the Kesselsee 2,512 mt., the Schwarzsee 2,589 mt. and the two Milchseen at 2,540 mt.

Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,479 m
Lowest point
1,512 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.705780, 11.111020
DMS
46°42'20.8"N 11°06'39.7"E
UTM
32T 661368 5174633
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Turn-by-turn directions

Tour Start
Leiter Alm mountain pasture
Tour End
Leiter Alm mountain pasture

Starting from the Leiter Alm (1522 m a.s.l.), walk along the Merano High Mountain trail n° 24 to the Hochganghaus (1839 m a.s.l.), branching off to the right, a steep ascent leads along trail n° 7 to the Hochgangscharte (2441 m a.s.l.) (only for those who are free from giddiness!), branching off to the left from the Scharte, walk along above the Langsee lake (2 km) to the Grünsee lake, from there climb along trail no° 6 into the Spronsertal valley to the Oberkaser Alm (2131 m a.s.l.). Then turn right onto trail n° 22 past the Mücken and Pfitscherlacke alpine pastures, and then climb moderately to the Taufenscharte (Karjoch) (2230 m a.s.l.). Now follows a steep, switch backed descent to the Leiter Alm, the starting point.

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Parking
At the Vellau Skilift or at the Lagundo chairlift Valley Station

Public Transport
Bus 213 to Lagundo until the chairlift bus stop, then up to Vellau by chairlift.
With Bus 235 from Merano to Lagundo up to the Vellau chairlift.

Coordinates

DD
46.705780, 11.111020
DMS
46°42'20.8"N 11°06'39.7"E
UTM
32T 661368 5174633
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
12.7 km
Duration
5:40 h
Ascent
1,576 m
Descent
1,577 m

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