Valley hike in the Valle dei Molini

A pleasant walk takes us from the Selva dei Molini reservoir through the idyllic Valle dei Molini valley to the hamlet of Lappago.

The parking space on the western shore of the Selva dei Molini reservoir is the starting point of our hike. We cross the lake over a wooden bridge before following the course of the Rio Selva dei Molini into the valley. Past the hamlet of Selva dei Molini (Mühlwald) we walk along the edge of the forest and enjoy the beautiful view on the green valley and the sunny slopes. In early summer the surrounding peaks are still snow-capped and waterfalls rush into the valley.

We reach the farms of Lappago di Sotto, the last section gets narrower and follows first the course of the brook and then the ashalt road to the playground with Kneipp facility below the hamlet of Lappago. A narrow trail leads us up to the village centre, it’s the only steeper section of this tour. In the centre we visit the church and the interesting Water Museum “The Magic of Water”. Finally we turn back to our starting point at the Selva dei Molini reservoir by bus.

Please note: the easy 8 km long hike overcomes 400 metres of altitude difference and follows wide paths. Only on the last section (from Lappago di Sotto) the path becomes narrower and more difficult and is not accessible for prams anymore.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Selva dei Molini reservoir (parking space, bus stop)
Destination: Lappago, village centre
Signpost: “Talweg” (valley trail)
Distance: approx. 8.5 km
Walking time: about 2.5 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 420 m (ascent), 60 m (descent)
Altitude level: between 1,140 and 1,445 m asl
Experienced in: end of May 2017

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