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Hike through the Spring Valley

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 Spring Valley - "Frühlingstal" in German, "Valle della Primavera" in Italian - boasts countless spring flowers already. From such an early time in the year as the end of February you may embark on this beautiful hike. Starting point is the parking site of Monticolo (Montiggl), a quaint hamlet that belongs to the municipality of Appiano. Here, already the first signpost tell us the way to the Spring Valley.

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 Spring Valley 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. From here, take the same way back to return to the starting point in Monticolo.


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


Starting point: Monticolo parking space
Signposts: 20, 20B, "Seerundweg"
Walking time:· about 3.5 hours
Difference in altitude: 60 m (ascent), 348 m (descent)
Altitude: between 216 and 525 m a.s.l.


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