The itinerary presented here proposes a circular route through the woods. If you just want to get to the lake, you can go back the same way. Calculate 40 minutes for the ascent and 30 minutes for the descent.A few minutes' walk from the lake you will find the Malga di San Felice and the Rifugio Waldruhe, which offer simple and genuine dishes, all of them made in the malga farmstead.
Near the car park is the small Hotel Scoiattolo. Its wooded terrace and excellent cakes are well worth a visit and round off well a wonderful day in close contact with nature!
The itinerary does not present any technical difficulties.
Those who find it uncomfortable to walk on a path with stones and roots can choose to continue on the dirt road instead of cutting from the path as described here. In this way, the slope decreases but the route becomes longer. It therefore takes about an hour on foot to reach the lake along the dirt road.
Tips and hints
Lake Tret is located on the border between the provinces of Trento and Bolzano. The lake itself is called Felixer Weiher for its South Tyrolean neighbours! Only 2 km after the village of Tret, continuing in the direction of the Passo Palade, you reach the village of St. Felix (BZ). Following the signs for Felixer Weiher, you will reach the car park above the village and then continue on foot to the lake.
The ascent from St. Felix is less steep than the ascent from Tret.
Getting thereBy car you can reach Plazze di Tret which is located just beyond the village of Fondo in the direction of Passo Palade. Along the main road you will see a fork on the right with the signs for Lake Tret. Take the asphalt road that climbs to the large parking area along the road.
ParkingIn Plazze di Tret there is a large free car park by the road.Anello del Lago di Tret
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EquipmentAll you need are a pair of hiking boots and sticks to help you downhill.
Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- 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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Climbing helmet as required
- 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.