Hiking from Valle della Primavera to Lake Caldaro

This easy hike is particularly pleasant in spring when nature awakes and a sea of flowers cover the valley.

This easy but fascinating hike is best in early springtime, when the Valle della Primavera - literally the valley of spring - boasts countless spring flowers already. From such an early time in the year as March you may embark on this beautiful hike.

Starting point is the parking site of Monticolo, a quaint hamlet that belongs to the municipality of Appiano. Here, already the first signpost tells you the way to the Valle della Primavera, also known as “Frühlingstal” in German. The path leads directly to the basin surrounding Lake Caldaro. Beautiful flowers such as the lily of the valley and crocuses line this special kind of trail.

When the Valle della Primavera - or Frühlingstal in German - ends, the path takes you further towards Lake Caldaro. Continue along a forest road and across vineyards until you reach an asphalted road. Now turn right and follow the road until you come to a path turning left. Here, at the eastern shore of Lake Caldaro, a signpost shows you the way to the western shore. Continue until you reach the Geier Inn, where a bus takes you back to Monticolo or if you prefer S. Michele and Appiano. But watch out: the bus does not run on a regular basis. Ask for a detailed timetable at the local tourism offices!

Walking time:· about 3.5 hours
Difference in altitude: ascend 60 m, return 348 m
Altitude: 216 - 525 m asl
Possibilites to stop: none
Ideal season: spring
Path: 20, 20B, Seerundweg
Further information: tourist office Appiano, tel. +39 0471 662206,

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