Naturlehrpfad Antholzer See
Naturlehrpfad Antholzer See

Lake Anterselva Nature Path

This autumn walk leads us around the beautiful emerald green Lake Anterselva in the homonymous valley.

Driving through the beautiful Anterselva valley and passing the biathlon centre, we finally arrive at a parking space near the Tiroler Hütte hut (1,600 m a.s.l.), where we leave our car. We start our walking tour at the first information panel and decide to circle the lake clockwise. The Lake Anterselva Nature Path was opened in 2003 and informs very clearly about the flora and fauna of the region surrounding the lake. We learn a lot about the forces of nature, the most important rocks and trees - this is a very interesting round tour both for children and adults.

At the beginning, the path leads along the lake shores. We walk on a very nice wooden walkway over the water, watching some swans and the reflection of many yellow larches and the snow-capped peaks of the Vedrette di Ries mountain range in the lake. Soon the path leads us on several steps into the forest, where we can admire the emerald green lake from an other perspective. At the east end of Lake Anterselva we reach a restaurant with a big playing meadow and playing ground, where we decide to have a short rest. After a nice cup of coffee we continue our tour, crossing the road to Passo Stalle and walking through the forest above the lake in the direction of our starting point, enjoying very beautiful views of Lake Anterselva. Unfortunately, some clouds block the view of the splendid Mt Collalto (3,436 m a.s.l.).

On several stations along the nature path not only children can learn a lot: what happens to nature when an avalanche occurs? Which fir cone belongs to which tree? Which fish are living in Lake Anterselva? What are the functions of a treetop? Here you will get the right answers... interesting, not only for kids!

Please note: this is a very popular walking tour, especially on summer weekends, since the lake lies at 1,600 m a.s.l. and provides some refreshment on hot days. However, we particularly recommend this tour in autumn, when the golden trees and snow-capped mountain peaks reflect in the lake.

Author: BS

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

Starting point: Anterselva, parking space near the Tiroler Hütte hut
Signpost: Seerundweg/Naturlehrpfad
Distance: 3.5 km
Walking time: approx. 1 hour
Altitude difference: 80 m
Suitable for families? Yes, very interesting and informative for children, the whole round tour is suitable for prams.
Experienced in: September 2010

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