escursione penegal bait del prinz
escursione penegal bait del prinz

Hike from Mt Penegal to the Prinz mountain hut

This hike takes to the so-called Prinz Meadows, a clearing with hut, enjoying the wonderful panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and valleys

The sun is shining and the weather forecasts are good, so everything is perfect for a hike today. We drive to the Penegal mountain and we park our car in front of the Hotel Serafino. We hike up to the panoramic tower near the hotel and here we are astonished by the idyllic view of the landscape with the lake Caldaro, the lakes of Monticolo, Bolzano, Laives and the Bassa Atesina Region until Salorno.

From here we follow the path no.500 towards the Bait del Prinz on a side road first and then on a narrow path through a thick wood. After a steep slope we reach a glade with colourful flowers, butterflies and buzzing bees everywhere.

Walking along the path no. 500 we can enjoy the quietness of woods and meadows and the breathtaking views of the valley of Bolzano and Appiano. After almost one hour walking, we reach a crossroads with many signposts (lake Tret, Macaion mountain…) and we follow the directions to the "Bait del Prinz" hut where we arrive after 30 minutes walking. This huge glade is the perfect place for our picnic with speck ham, cheese, bread and fruit and to have a rest laying on the grass or reading a book. At about 15.00 we decide to return, following the same path which takes us back to our starting point.

Author: ED

difficulty: difficult
  • Starting point:
    Panorama Hotel Penegal (Ex-Hotel Serafino), Penegal
  • Time required:
    02:45 h
  • Track length:
    8,4 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.494 m to 1.740 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +321 m | -321 m
  • Route:
    Penegal - Bait del Prinz (clearing with hut)
  • Signposts:
  • Destination:
    Bait del Prinz
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Hike from Mt Penegal to the Prinz mountain hut

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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