prettau ahrntal wanderung waldnersee
prettau ahrntal wanderung waldnersee

Hike from Predoi to the Lago della Selva lake

Mountain walk on the sunny side of the Valle Aurina to the Selva Mountain Hut and Lake Selva at the foot of the Monte Fumo

Starting point of our walk is the parking space underneath the church in the village of Predoi (Prettau), in the rear Valle Aurina valley. From the centre we follow the signposts to the Selva Mountain Hut (Waldner Alm), first along the asphalted road. Above the roofs of Predoi this road becomes a forested trail, leading across the forest. In high summer, the shade is pure delight even in the rear Valle Aurina valley.

Soon a little path branches turns off on the left, signposted "Waldner Alm". This path is quite exhausting, as it steeply leads us through the needle forest, over hedge and ditch. When the forest clears up, we reach the forested trail again and also the Selva Mountain Hut is visible. From this mountain hut you enjoy a fabulous view of the surrounding mountain scenery. From the mountain hut we continue on a well-groomed hiking path, leading us through a protected wetland area, traversed by a mountain river. The hollow of Lake Selva (Waldner See) where we are going to is already visible, which motivates us for the last metres of altitude difference. At the lakeside, it is high time for an extended stop. Absolutely refreshing is the water temperature.

The lake is over-towered by the Sauwipfel peak and the more famous Monte Fumo. By the way, the Lago della Selva lake covers an area of five hectares and is the largest of the valley. In our walk down, we stop for a bite to eat at the mountain hut. Then we choose the forested trail for our walk back down to the valley. There is also a bus service to the Malga della Selva mountain hut: The phone number can be found in the first bend on the road.

Author: BS

alpine pasture hike difficulty: moderate route with lake
  • Starting point:
  • Time required:
    04:05 h
  • Track length:
    11,9 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.475 m to 2.338 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +863 m | -863 m
  • Route:
    Predoi - Waldner Mountain Hut - Wiesermoos biotope - Lago Selva lake
  • Signposts:
    16B, 15A
  • Destination:
    Lago Selva lake
  • Resting points:
    Waldner Mountain Hut
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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    Hike from Predoi to the Lago della Selva lake

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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