Duration: 4,95 h
Length: 13,49 km
Altitude uphill: 1267 hm
Altitude downhill: 1267 hm
Highest point: 2486 m
The Spronser lakes in the nature park Texelgruppe together form the highest lake district in Europe.
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.
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.
description to arrive at destination
Through the Val d'Adige (Etschtal) to Plars and to Velloi (Vellau). Continue with the chairlift to the Leiteralm.
Parking in Velloi at the chair lift station as well as at the basket station.
Train and bus lines from Merano (Meran) to Lagundo (Algund) as well as bus line to Velloi (Vellau).
In Velloi, take the basket lift facility from Vellau to the Leiter Alm.
Mountain experience, sure-footedness and a head for heights are essential for this tour, especially on the serpentine pass of the Hochgangscharte.