lago trenta o alplahner see
lago trenta o alplahner see

Hike from the Valle di Bresimo to Lake Trenta

On the border between South Tyrol and the Trentino, more precisely between the Val d’Ultimo and the Valle di Bresimo valleys, this hike to the lake district of Trenta offers wonderful impressions

This late-summer hike leads us into the Maddalene Group, a subgroup of the Nonsberg Alps. We start at the parking space of the Malga Bordolona di Sotto mountain hut at 1,806 m a.s.l., about 8 km from the village of Bresimo, the only rest point along the way. In order to warm up slowly for the hike and the hours to come, we decide to follow the forest path to the Malga Bordolona di Sopra hut instead of taking the more direct path no. 136, which we therefore only meet after the third bend.

Arrived at 2,084 m a.s.l. at the upper hut – which is by the way the junction of various hiking paths between the Valle di Bresimo, Val di Rabbi and Val d’Ultimo valleys – we walk towards north to the Alplahner Pass. The path now leads across the sunny meadows of the Valle del Vento (Valley of the Wind). The view on the Valle di Bresimo, which lies below us in the fog, and on the Dolomites in the distance inspire us: After one hour walking we reach the 2.424 m high pass. We are now on South Tyrolean territory. In front of us are the three Alplahner Lakes (Laghi Trenta), whereby Lake Trenta as such means the largest of them, which is located at 2,387 m a.s.l. and offers a beautiful view on the left slope of the Val d'Ultimo valley. We take a break to enjoy the peace and quiet and the wonderful colours of this beautiful nature, which now in September varies between the deep blue of the lake and the ochre of the high mountain pastures. Afterwards we start our descent on the same path.

Those who want to extend the hike can walk around the Cima Trenta (2,636 m a.s.l.) in an additional hour - but without any significant further difference in altitude - and then return to the Valle di Bresimo valley via the Passo di Val Clapa (2,296 m a.s.l.) and the two Scalét mountain pastures. So also this alternative becomes a beautiful circular hike.

Author: Giacomo Roccabruna

difficulty: moderate dog-friendly route with lake
  • Starting point:
    Malga Bordolona di Sotto, Bresimo
  • Time required:
    03:40 h
  • Track length:
    9,0 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.806 m to 2.425 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +650 m | -650 m
  • Signposts:
    forest path to the Malga Bordolona di Sopra, no. 136
  • Destination:
    Lake Trenta
  • Resting points:
    Malga Bordolona di Sotto
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Hike from the Valle di Bresimo to Lake Trenta

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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