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Stellune LakePhoto: N. Delvai, APT Val di Fiemme
Easy but long itinerary that runs along forest roads and trails, with an amazing final reward: the beautiful Stellune lake.
Lake Stellune is a peaceful and quiet corner, in a wild and suggestive environment. In July, the green pasture surrounding the lake is scattered with different colors coming from pink rhododendrons, yellow buttercups and purple morning glories. The contrast with the lake blue water makes this place magical.
Expert hikers may walk to peak Stellune, located on the north-eastern side of the lake, after having reached Forcella Val Moena on path n° 317 and continuing along the ridge until you get to the mountain top.
THE 10 RULES FOR HIKERS
- Prepare your itinerary beforehand
- Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
- Choose suitable clothes and equipment
- Check the weather forecast
- Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
- Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
- If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
- Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
- Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
- 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
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Start walking on the forest road on path n° 318 next to Rio delle Stue. After a first section in the wood, you will reach a pasture with the old Malga Stue Bassa first and Malga Stue Alta then. The path gets back into the wood to reach a second pasture with Malga Cazzorga, where the forest road ends. Here cows graze peacefully all summer long, eating grass and flowers that give milk a unique taste (look for mountain dairy cheese at the local cheese factory, you will love it!).
North from Malga Cazzorga, path n° 318 begins to ascend passing slightly lower than Malga delle Stellune and continues east towards Forcella Valsorda finally reaching Lake Stellune that lies below Cimon delle Stellune, Mount Montalon and Cima delle Buse.
If you still have some energy left, you can continue to Forcella Valsorda where you can find several World War One trenches.
The way back is on the same route.
The lake can be reached also from Passo Manghen with a 3,5 hour walk. Indeed, it is located along the famous Translagorai route, a multi-day trekking that crosses the Lagorai Mountain Chain from Passo Manghen to Passo Rolle.
From Cavalese head towards Molina di Fiemme and take the SP N° 31 towards Passo Manghen. Follow the road as far as Ponte Stue (altitude 1,240 m), 8 km from Molina di Fiemme.
At Ponte Stue (both before and after the bridge).
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.
Hiking shoes, rain-jacket, hiking poles, water, sun cream, snack.
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