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Bombasel Lakes with baby carrier

· 1 review · Hiking with kids · Val di Fiemme
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  • Towards Bombasel Lakes
    Towards Bombasel Lakes
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The hike to the small Lakes of Bombasel is one of the easiest around, suitable for kids, but one of the more scenic. The blue of the waters is enchanting. 
Distance 4.8 km
2:00 h
230 m
230 m
2,274 m
2,136 m
Alpe Cermis is not only the local mountain of Cavalese, but also a popular hiking and skiing area. Once you have reached the Paion del Cermis, a panorama of incomparable beauty opens up. Not far away, nestled between the dark volcanic rocks of the Lagorai chain, there are the lovely, deep blue mountain lakes Bombasel.

Author’s recommendation

The lakes shores are ideal for picnic allowing kids to play throwing stones into the waters or just looking at the many fishes.
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Update: December 28, 2022
Highest point
Lakes Bombasel, 2,274 m
Lowest point
2,136 m
Best time of year

Track types

Dirt road 12.33%Path 87.66%
Dirt road
0.6 km
4.2 km
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Safety information


  1. Prepare your itinerary beforehand
  2. Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  3. Choose suitable clothes and equipment
  4. Check the weather forecast
  5. Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
  6. Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  7. If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
  8. Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  9. Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
  10. In case of emergency call 112

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - - 

Alpe Cermis - Tel. +39 0462 340490 - -  


Paion del Cermis (Alpe Cermis) (2,225 m)
46.242441, 11.503925
46°14'32.8"N 11°30'14.1"E
32T 693033 5124032
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Bombasel Lakes

Turn-by-turn directions

Reach Paion del Cermis by using the two cablecars + one chairlift from Cavalese. Fiemme Guest Card’s owners can have a discount on the ride. From Paion del Cermis hut take the time to admire the wonderful panorama to the Dolomites of Val di Fassa (up to Sella and Marmolada), the Pale di San Martino, Corno Bianco, Corno Nero and Latemar. You can see also the Austrian Alps and the Dolomiti di Brenta at far distance.

After taking plenty of pictures it’s time to start the hike: with no relevant difficulties on a pretty flat slope, we reach Forcella Bombasel in 15 minutes.

From Forcella Bombasel, the hike gets harder: the pathway is rifted in rocks and it’s equipped by wooden stairs and a fixed steel rope to ease the walk. From here, the view stretches ahead to the rest of the route up to the Lakes of Bombasel (not yet visible at this point). The route keeps ascending but the gradient is never too hard (pay attention to the stony ground to avoid slipping, especially kids). 

After a further thirty-minute walk, the way turns right and you can see the Castel di Bombasel not far from our destination: just a few steps now and we reach the Lakes of Bombasel. 

For a wonderful view over the two lakes we recommend to walk up to Forcella del Macaco, along the pathway 353-L06. From the pass the view goes down surrounding the large Lake of Lagorai reachable in an hour. 

To get back to Paion del Cermis hut just go back on the same route.

Text by Azzurra Forti - BabyTrekking


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Public transport


You can reach Cavalese by bus from Predazzo and Tesero.

Getting there

Drive to Cavalese and then follow the signs to "Funivie Alpe Cermis".


There are two parkings: one in Cavalese near the ice stadium, the other one is on the valley floor near the river.


46.242441, 11.503925
46°14'32.8"N 11°30'14.1"E
32T 693033 5124032
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14

Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618

Hiking map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.


We recommend to do this walk with a baby carrier.

Hiking shoes, rain-jacket, hiking poles, water, sun cream.

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William Frati
July 20, 2020 · Community
Dalla seggiovia, a passo tranquillo di bambina di 8 anni, si arriva al lago in un'ora. Le indicazioni vicino alla seggiovia davano 40 minuti. Si deve percorrere un tratto con scalini(87 scalini) che possono sembrare tanti ma tutto sommato si fanno bene anche con bambini piccoli(4 anni) con la dovuta calma. Per il resto la passeggiata è in leggera e continua salita che non deve spaventare perché la passeggiata è breve. Attorno al lago c'è spazio per fare un bel pic-nic stesi sul prato. Al 20 luglio 2020 abbiamo trovato anche un angolino di neve. Non c'è ombra attorno al lago, meglio essere muniti di cappellini e di crema solare. Il sentiero è pieno di sassi e quindi consiglio gli scarponi. Per il ritorno consiglio di fare contare gli scalini ai bambini...con noi ha funzionato, sono andati su senza neanche un lamento, anzi hanno fatto prestissimo! In conclusione bella passeggiata anche per persone non allenate o con bambini al seguito.
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4.8 km
2:00 h
230 m
230 m
Highest point
2,274 m
Lowest point
2,136 m
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