Passo San Pellegrino is the right place for fans of the lake-mountain combination thanks to three beautiful bodies of water where you can fish or stop for a picnic. It only takes a few minutes to get to lago di San Pellegrino and to lago delle Pozze, while lago Cavia is easily accessible with the fast Col Margherita funicular lift.
Lago di San Pellegrino
San Pellegrino Lake lies at the base of the Col Margherita on an impermeable base of volcanic rocks, surrounded by a forest of cedar and ash, which are much used both by wood carvers as well as producers of essences and grappa. It only takes a few minutes to get to from the parking lot in front of the ancient little church of Passo San Pellegrino along a little path that winds between myrtle and blueberry bushes. You can walk around the entire lake in about 30 minutes and between one little bridge and another along its banks there are also some tables and benches. Not far from lago San Pellegrino there is the namesake Malga San Pellegrino dairy farm, not to be missed for trying excellent typical specialties from Trento.
Lago delle Pozze
Lago delle Pozze is located near the Rifugio Miralago, on the eastern side of Passo San Pellegrino. It can be considered the first stage of a simple walk, suited to children as well, that goes to the marvellous Conca di Fuciade and to Valfredda, a splendid area of grazing pastures and mountain fields, dotted by lovely little wooden huts and old hay barns.
Lago Cavia is an artificial basin located at an altitude of 2102 m on the slopes of Col Margherita, between Passo San Pellegrino and Passo Valles. Easily accessible with the fast Col Margherita funicular lift, it’s a pleasant downhill walk on a dirt road that lasts about an hour and a half and the perfect destination for a thrilling high altitude excursion with the entire family. Also ideal for sports fishing, it offers a beautiful view over the entire valley and surrounding peaks.