What lakes are there in South Tyrol?

With its picturesque landscapes, traditions, and hospitable people, South Tyrol is an idyllic destination that invites you to discover and enjoy. Particularly noteworthy is the impressive diversity of lakes in South Tyrol, offering an unforgettable experience for every vacationer. Here is a list of the most famous lakes you can visit in South Tyrol.

Lake Prags (Pragser Wildsee)

Lake Prags, also known as the Pearl of the Dolomite Lakes, is nestled in the Prags Valley in the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park. It is a breathtaking destination, known for its emerald green water and the surrounding snow-capped mountains.

Lake Carezza (Karersee)

Lake Carezza is another picturesque lake in South Tyrol. It is also referred to as the Rainbow Lake as the clear, turquoise blue water reflects radiant colors in the light. The lake is situated at a height of 1,520 meters and is surrounded by dense forests and majestic mountain peaks.

Montiggl Lakes (Montiggler Seen)

The Montiggl Lakes, consisting of the Large and Small Montiggl Lake, are located in the south of South Tyrol near Eppan. They are nestled amidst a dense forest and offer a refreshing cool-off after a bike tour through the hilly vineyard landscape. Cycling paths, hiking trails, and even an outdoor pool make these lakes a great summer attraction.

Lake Caldaro (Kalterer See)

Lake Caldaro, the warmest swimming lake in the Alps, is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. It offers a wide range of leisure activities, including sailing, windsurfing, and stand-up paddling. Additionally, there are cycling and hiking paths around the lake and through the nearby vineyards.

Lake Fennberg (Fennberger See)

This small but fine lake is located south of Margreid on the wine route. Lake Fennberg is particularly popular with locals and offers a wonderful panorama of the surrounding vineyards and apple orchards. It is an ideal place to take a break and enjoy South Tyrol's unique landscape.

Lake Reschen (Reschensee)

One of the most famous lakes in South Tyrol is Lake Reschen in Upper Vinschgau. With an impressive length of about 6 km, it is the largest lake in the region. Particularly interesting for cyclists is the bike path that circles the entire lake and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Alps. A famous photo motif is the sunken church tower of Alt-Graun, protruding from the water.

Lake Vernagt (Vernagt Stausee)

Lake Vernagt is located in the Schnals Valley, about 1700 meters above sea level. The route to the lake leads through the beautiful Schnals Valley, past old farmhouses and picturesque villages. At the reservoir itself, you can be impressed by the fascinating mountain world and the tree stumps protruding into the water. Tip: Visit in autumn!

Lake Zufritt in Martell Valley

Lake Zufritt is an artificially created reservoir in the Martell Valley, a side valley of Vinschgau. The lake is surrounded by high mountains and green forests, making it a real gem for nature lovers.

Lakes of Ulten Valley (Ultentaler Seen)

In the Ulten Valley, you will find a number of picturesque mountain lakes, including Lake Zoggler. They are nestled in the midst of untouched nature and are a wonderful place to rest and relax after a bike tour. Lake Zoggler also offers a well-developed bike path that leads through forests and meadows.


In conclusion, it can be stated that South Tyrol offers a rich variety of lakes, perfectly suited for cycling tours. Whether you're looking for challenging routes, breathtaking nature, or just relaxation and peace, the lakes of South Tyrol will not disappoint you. So, get on your bike and discover the wonders of South Tyrol on two wheels!

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