Explore Pragser Wildsee

Pragser Wildsee, Braies, Italy

  • Activities:

    Photography, Kayaking, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    2.2 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    400 Feet

Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Scenic

Revel in the grand beauty of a picturesque mountain lake in Italy's Dolomites.

Pragser Wildsee, also known as Lago di Braies, lies in a mostly German-speaking area of northern Italy close to the border with Austria. This glacial blue lake is surrounded by towering mountains and thick evergreen forests, which can be experienced on the 2.2-mile loop trail or Alta Via 1 trail. A photogenic boathouse offers canoe rentals to enjoy the lake in the warmer months while winter offers snowshoeing or XC skiing. Camping isn't allowed in the area but the accompanying hotel offers the opportunity to spend more time at the lake.

Pack List

  • Camera + Lens + Tripod
  • Batteries + Memory Card
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Food & Water
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Really peaceful area with mountains surrounding the entire lake. Good for kayaks, canoes or just relaxing.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Jason Hatfield Explorer

Adventure and travel photographer based out of Denver, Colorado. I teach photography workshops and offer private guiding around the west. More at jasonjhatfield.com

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