A spectacular circular hike for experienced walkers in the Naturpark Texelgruppe/Parco Naturale Gruppo di Tessa. The Spronser Lakes/Laghi di Sopranes lie like precious stones embedded in the mountain landscape of the Texelgruppe/Gruppo di Tessa, in the heart of the homonymous nature park. The ten Spronser Lakes/Laghi di Sopranes are situated at heights between 2100 and 2500 metres, forming the largest lake plateau in the Alps with a surface area of 30 hectares. The depressions and hollows hosting the lakes at various altitudes were originally fashioned by ice age glaciers. Visitors are captivated by the distinctive play of light on the surfaces of the water between the rocky slopes. Each lake has a different colour, a different aura.
The Kasersee, Pfitscher Lacke, Mückenlacke, Grünsee, Langsee, Schwarzsee, Milchsee, Schiefersee and Kesselsee lie like pearls on a high-alpine plateau. The largest lake is the Langsee (2377 m); it is 1000 metres in length and 300 in width, with a depth of 35 metres.
The Spronser Lakes/Laghi di Sopranes are a spectacular sight, nestled in the natural paradise of the Texelgruppe/Gruppo di Tessa and encircled by majestic mountain peaks. A beautiful place to spend some time, or even to take a dip.
This lake plateau plays an important role in supplying water to Meran/Merano and its surrounding region. Choose from a variety of ascents and distinctive viewpoints over the entire lake plateau. Once you have climbed these heights, you will want to return time and again.
Route rating/description: challenging mountain hike
Mountain range: Texelgruppe/Gruppo di Tessa
Length: 13 km
Time: 6 ½ hours
Highest point: 2445 m
Elevation gain: approx. 1140 m
Ideal time of year: June to September (be careful of timing in late summer).