lago santo
lago santo

Hike from Faedo to the Holy Lake

The Lago Santo (Holy Lake) in the Val di Cembra is the destination of our walking tour today, starting in the village of Faedo.

Faedo is located at the eastern slope of the Piana Rotaliana in the north of the province of Trento, surrounded by vineyards and with gorgeous views on the Val d'Adige valley and the entrance of the Val di Non valley. Our starting point is located above the village, in the hamlet of Pineta. At the sports ground “Fontanelle” (760 m a.s.l., parking space) a forest path branches towards “Passo Sauch” (marker no. 409) which we follow.

The path proceeds upwards until the Passo della Croccola mountain pass. Here the paths fork. 10 minutes far away towards north, the Rif. Sauch mountain hut is located (path no. 409B, rest point), towards east path no. 409 carries on, which we follow towards the “Lago Santo”. First the path is well constructed, but then it becomes steeper and the last section (no. 414) up to the lake is really rocky.

Like this we reach our destination after less than 2 hours, the beautiful lake at 1,200 m a.s.l. After our rest in the mountain hut we discover the quiet forest lake. For our way back we first choose the asphalt road and then the marker no. 414 towards the Lagabrun Biotope. The path proceeds through the forest straight to our starting point.

Author: AT

circular route difficulty: moderate route with lake
  • Starting point:
    Faedo (sports ground Fontanelle)
  • Time required:
    03:10 h
  • Track length:
    10,6 km
  • Altitude:
    from 765 m to 1.218 m a.m.s.l.
  • Altitude difference:
    +510 m | -492 m
  • Route:
    Faedo - Rifugio Sauch - Lago Santo - Faedo
  • Signposts:
    409, 414
  • Destination:
    Lago Santo
  • Resting points:
    Rif. Sauch, Happy Ranch, Rifugio Lago Santo
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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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