lago san giuliano
lago san giuliano

Circular walk to the San Giuliano Lakes

The beautiful hike leads to the San Giuliano mountain lakes and the homonymous hut above Caderzone Terme, in the Adamello Group

This moderately difficult hike beneath the peaks of the Adamello Group offers fantastic views, woods and alpine meadows at the timberline, a side trip to the rocky highlands and a visit to the mountain hut between the lakes of San Giuliano. To reach our starting point, we have to drive up the narrow and steep alpine road from Caderzone Terme towards Malga Campo/S. Giuliano. The last section until the Pöc da li Fafc parking space is not asphalted. Here our circular walk starts first towards Malga Campo, after a short time we reach the little hut. Here path no. 230 starts which proceeds slightly uphill through the forest. After about 2.5 km it becomes a bit steeper and leads us up to the hill of the Malga San Giuliano. From the alpine meadows it is not far anymore to the Lago di San Giuliano lake and the eponymous mountain hut by the lake, where also the little S. Julian Chapel is located.

It’s a real romantic spot here, right between the two mountain lakes Lago di San Giuliano and Lago di Garzonè, at the edge of the forest and the peaks of the Adamello and Presanella Mountain Groups in the background. After a break and a stop at the mountain hut Rif. Di San Giuliano, we walk along the path no. 221 further uphill to the Bochet de l’Acqua Fredda mountain pass at 2,180 m a.s.l. The view towards the Brenta Group opens up and we walk downhill to the Lago di Vacarsa, an emerald green shining lake at the timberline. A bit lower, the Malga Campastril hut is located where we take the connecting route back to our starting point at the parking space.

Author: AT

circular route difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    Pöc da li Fafc parking space, Caderzone Terme
  • Time required:
    04:00 h
  • Track length:
    10,6 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.671 m to 2.175 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +639 m | -639 m
  • Route:
    Pöc da li Fafc - Malga Campo - Rif. San Giuliano - Bocchetta dell'Acqua Fredda - Malga Campastril - Pöc da li Fafc
  • Signposts:
    Malga Campo, 230, 221, B12
  • Resting points:
    Rif. San Giuliano mountain hut
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Circular walk to the San Giuliano Lakes

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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