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Stellune Lake

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  • Stellune Lake
    Stellune Lake
    Photo: N. Delvai, APT Val di Fiemme
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An easy but long route that takes place almost entirely on a forest road and a path. Final reward, the beautiful Lago delle Stellune.

moderate
Distance 14.4 km
5:30 h
900 m
900 m
2,147 m
1,253 m

The Stellune Lake is a corner of peace and tranquillity where one can savour an evocative and wild environment. In July, the green pasture around the lake is quilted with various colours: the pink of the rhododendron and epilobium dominates, accompanied by the yellow of the golden button and the purple of the bellflowers. The contrast with the deep blue of the lake waters makes this corner of the Lagorai magical.

Author’s recommendation

For experienced hikers, to the north-east of Lago delle Stellune towers the imposing Cima delle Stellune, which can be reached from the Forcella di Val Moena on path no. 317, continuing along the ridge to the summit.

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Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme ND 
Update: July 20, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Stellune Lake, 2,147 m
Lowest point
Ponte Stue, 1,253 m
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Track types

Dirt road 73.08%Path 26.91%
Dirt road
10.5 km
Path
3.9 km
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Safety information

THE 10 RULES FOR HIKERS  

  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 - info@visitfiemme.it - www.visitfiemme.it    

Start

Ponte delle Stue (1,253 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.209900, 11.425502
DMS
46°12'35.6"N 11°25'31.8"E
UTM
32T 687098 5120228
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Destination

Ponte delle Stue

Turn-by-turn directions

We set off on foot along the forest road alongside the Rio delle Stue, along path no. 318. After a first part in the wood, you reach the pasture with the former Malga Stue Bassa and then the Malga Stue Alta. Continue into the wood again to reach the second pasture and the Malga Cazzorga, where the forest road ends. Here the cows graze placidly throughout the summer season, grazing on grass and flowers that give the milk a unique flavour (look for "Malga" cheese in the valley dairies, you won't regret it!).

A little north of the malga, path no. 318 rises in altitude, passing just below Malga delle Stellune and continues eastwards towards Forcella Valsorda, finally reaching Lago delle Stellune, lying below Cimon delle Stellune, Monte Montalon and Cima delle Buse.

For those who are still strong, it is possible to continue to Forcella Valsorda, where extensive First World War entrenchments are visible.

The return is along the same route as the outward journey.

 

The lake can also be reached starting from the Manghen Pass with a walk of about 3.5 hours. In fact, it is located along the axis of the famous Translagorai, the trek that crosses the Lagorai chain from the Manghen Pass to the Rolle Pass.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

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.

Parking

At Ponte Stue (both before and after the bridge).

Coordinates

DD
46.209900, 11.425502
DMS
46°12'35.6"N 11°25'31.8"E
UTM
32T 687098 5120228
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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.

Equipment

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


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.4 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
900 m
Descent
900 m
Highest point
2,147 m
Lowest point
1,253 m
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