An easy trek for the whole family in the beautiful Anterselva valley; Lake Anterselva is the third largest alpine lake in South Tyrol.
Lake Anterselva has nothing to envy to the most famous lakes in South Tyrol and has the undeniable advantage of being less crowded. Getting here is very easy: from the Val Pusteria state road, coming from Brunico, turn left at the crossroads for Rasun-Anterselva, at the next roundabout turn left for Passo Stalle. The road climbs along the Anterselva valley and the journey is already a spectacle in itself. Grazing cows, small clusters of houses and small churches with pointed roofs follow one another in a dazzling green.
Once at the lake, you can use the internationally recognised biathlon stadium car park (charges apply). Around the lake there is a circular path that I recommend to face clockwise; along the way there are various points with information about the lake, the fauna and flora and wooden toys for children. Important: the trail is suitable for prams and is certainly within the reach of all families with children.
In the middle of the ring, on the northern shore of the lake, there is a refuge, the Platzl am See, which offers excellent local cuisine, but above all there is a large picnic area with a playground. In short, an easy trip, accessible to all ages, to enjoy one of the most beautiful lakes in South Tyrol.
From the large meadow in front of the restaurant you can resume the tour around the lake: in this case the path slightly detaches from the water and rises along the coast above the road; along the track you will occasionally encounter panoramic views of rare beauty.
Tip1: For those who want to keep costs down and not be tied to the rigidity of a lunch in a restaurant (and with children in tow often if you need it) you can opt for a packed lunch. Going up from Val Pusteria you can make a detour to the village of Rasun Anterselva, where there is a grocery store, a butcher shop and a bakery. Don't forget the picnic tablecloth! Tip2: if you like walks around the lakes, you can't miss the Walk to Lake Dobbiaco!