Franzensfeste Puntleider See
Franzensfeste Puntleider See

MTB tour to Lake Pontelletto

From Fortezza we cycle via Le Cave and Pontelletto to the Lago di Pontelletto (Lake Pontelletto).

Fortezza is well connected to the rail network and easily accessible. Here our quite demanding MTB tour to the Lake Pontelletto, a picturesque mountain lake in the Valle Isarco, starts. The cycle route towards Vipiteno proceeds straight past the railway station of Fortezza, we follow it until Le Cave where we take the mountain road up to the parking space near the Lechnerhof farm.

The ascent is considerable, but the road is well asphalted. A roaring waterfall distracts us from the exertions. In the bend after the parking space the gravel path starts, we follow the forest path, which leads us to the Malga di Pontelletto mountain hut. At the beginning some really steep sections have to be managed. After about 2.5 km we reach the Malga di Pontellatto which is open in summer. Here we park our bicycles and walk along the path no. 14 to the Lake Pontellatto (15 minutes). On hot summer days this idyllic mountain lake promises cooling and relaxation.

To arrive our starting point we cycle back the same way. Demanding tour with partly steep sections. The combination of cycling, hiking and even swimming on hot summer days offers variety. This MTB tour can also be done as hiking tour (ascent about 2 hours).

Author: BS

If you want to do this mountain bike tour, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!

Starting point: Fortezza station (730 m asl.)
Route: Fortezza - Le Cave - Malga Pontellatto - Lake Pontellatto - Malga Pontellatto - Le Cave - Fortezza
Cycling time: approx. 3 h (plus 15 minutes walking time to the lake)
Distance: approx. 30 km
Altitude difference: 1,120 m
Level of difficulty: moderate
Surface: asphalt until the parking space, gravel path until the Malga Pontellatto
Experienced in: May 2011

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