reschen dorf und reschensee
reschen dorf und reschensee

Walk round the Lago di Resia

The largest lake of South Tyrol is surrounded by a 15 km long promenade, ideal for a walkig tour on a day like today.

Only few km in the south of the Italian-Austrian border, at the Passo Resia, there is the village Resia al Lago, which is the starting and end point of our walk, but of course you could also start from Curon Venosta, San Valentino or any other place round the lake. Across the meadows at the northern bank, we walk to the western lakeside, where we continue past the funicular station along the cycling and promenading route, which we walk towards south.

It might be seen as blessing or curse that the path is asphalted, but that makes it also possible to walk with a buggy. The landscape at the edge of the forest alternates with green meadows, but the real eye-catcher is of course the lake. Opposite you can see Curon Venosta and the entrance to the Vallunga. If you take your time to observe nature at close range, you will also discover ducks, dragonflies and numerous butterflies and flowers along the path.

After a walk of about 8 lm we reach the southern lakeside. The power plant reminds us on the fact that this charming lake is an artificial creation of humans. Across a thick dam wall we walk on the other side. This is where the path mainly follows the road to Passo Resia and Curon and then back to Resia.We also pass by the tragic emblem of the upper Val Venosta, which is the church steeple of Curon Vecchia, which has stood the test of time and the devastating catastrophe of 1950, while an entire village sank in the waters.

Please note: This hike is also ideal as family bike tour. Highly recommendable!

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Resia
Walking time: 3.5 to 4 hours
Trail length: 15.2 km
Altitude difference: 180 m
Altitude level: between 1,495 and 1,540 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: July 2011
Suitable for families? Yes, but a rather long walk. You can also do half of the trail and take the bus for returning to the starting point. Ideal also for buggies, as the trail is mainly asphalted. Watch out for cyclists!

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