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Circular lake hike to Lake Carezza and Lake Mittersee

Welschnofen
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Difficulty
Easy
Activity time
1:30
Duration in hours
Distance
5.4
Distance in km
Suggested period
Jan
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Did you know that Lake Carezza has a little brother?
It is the lake Mittersee, a secret lake in the middle of the forest that only exists for a short time in the spring months (May-June). A meadow then fills with 8° cool meltwater and disappears again around July.
As long as the lake is there, however, it is a true natural spectacle and an insider's tip. The very brave even dare to jump into the cool water or go for a ride on a raft.
This hike, which is very suitable for families, also leads to the Lake Carezza and the suspension bridge and offers a wonderful view of the Rosengarten | Catinaccio and Latemar mountains.
Route info
Easy
Distance
5,4 km
Activity time
1 h 30 min
Ascent
96 m
Descent
96 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
1.636 m
Lowest point
1.540 m
Directions
The route starts at the Paolina car park and first leads through the village of Carezza to the Grand Hotel Carezza (1609 m). Cross the main street and follow trail [12] to Lake Mittersee. ATTENTION: the lake Mittersee exists only during the spring months (May-June). Continue on trail [12] to Lake Carezza. Go around the lake and through the subway to the Lake Carezza car park. Cross the car park and the suspension bridge and take trail [6] towards the Carezza village and back to the starting point at the Paolina car park.
public transportation
Getting to the starting point of the tour by public transport is easy and convenient. 

By public bus line:
- 180 from Bozen | Bolzano, Birchabruck | Ponte Nova
- 180 or 184 from Karersee | Carezza, Karer Pass | Passo Costalunga
- 184 from Weissenstein | Pietralba, Petersberg | Monte San Pietro, Deutschnofen | Nova Ponente, Stenk (or 181 and change 180)
- 184 from Obereggen, Eggen | Ega (or 184 and change 180)
- 187 from Steinegg | Collepietra, Gummer | San Valentino (or 182 and change 180)
- 180 from Val di Fassa

Bus stop: Paolina. Online timetable search at www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/
How to get there

Getting to the starting point of the tour by public transport is easy and convenient. 

By public bus line:
- 180 from Bozen | Bolzano, Birchabruck | Ponte Nova
- 180 or 184 from Karersee | Carezza, Karer Pass | Passo Costalunga
- 184 from Weissenstein | Pietralba, Petersberg | Monte San Pietro, Deutschnofen | Nova Ponente, Stenk (or 181 and change 180)
- 184 from Obereggen, Eggen | Ega (or 184 and change 180)
- 187 from Steinegg | Collepietra, Gummer | San Valentino (or 182 and change 180)
- 180 from Val di Fassa

Bus stop: Paolina. Online timetable search at www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/

By car:
Destination: Welschnofen | Nova Levante
Parking: Parking lot Paolina

Where to park

Parking: Parking lot Paolina

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