Hike from Predoi to the Lago Selva lake

This hike on the sunny side of the Valle Aurina valley leads through the beautiful forests up to the Waldner Mountain Hut and the Lago Selva lake at the foot of the Monte Fumo mountain.

Our hike starts in the rear Valle Aurina valley, more precisely at the parking space below the church of Predoi. First we follow the signpost towards the Waldner Mountain Hut on an asphalt road and then - above the roofs of Predoi - on a forest path. Soon afterwards a narrow and steep trail branches off on the left (signpost “Waldner Alm”) leading through the “Ameiser Nadelwald”, a coniferous forest.

Where the forest thins out, the trail becomes a forest path again and the Waldner Mountain Hut at 2,070 m asl comes in sight. The amazing view includes the three thousanders of the rear Valle Aurina valley such as Mt. Pizzo Rosso (3,496 m asl) and the 3,499 m high Picco dei Tre Signori. After a well-deserved break the path crosses a biotope along the Weiherbach brook. We can already see the hollow of the Lago Selva lake and stop on the stony and partly grassy shore of this natural treasure (2,338 m asl).

The water temperature is so low that even a Kneipp bath for tired feet seems to be a hard-core experience. The peaks of the Monte Fumo and Mt. Sauwipfel dominate the landscape. The lake wits its surface of almost 5 hectares is the biggest lake of the Valle Aurina valley, fish live in its water. The way back follows the same trail downhill to the Waldner Mountain Hut. Then you can choose between the done ascent route or the longer but more pleasant forest path.

Author: BS

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Predoi (village centre)
Route: Predoi - Waldner Mountain Hut - Wiesermoos biotope - Lago Selva lake
Signposts: no. 16B, 15A
Distance: approx. 10 km
Walking time: 2.5 hours (ascent), 1.75 hours (descent)
Altitude difference: 950 m
Altitude level: between 1,475 and 2,338 m asl
Suitable for families? yes, the forest path can also be done by shuttle service.
Experienced in: August 2011
Further information: Casere tourist board, phone: +39 0474 654188

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