The ancient mountain pastures around Passo Potzmauer (between the Valle Di Cembra and the lower Adige valley) are now covered with beautiful forests and the former mountain farm has been transformed into a refuge, which opened in 2009. Travellers from the Valle di Cembra heading for Salorno once passed here, but now the Rifugio Potzmauer is popular with walkers who want to explore this area on the edge of the Monte Corno Nature Park. The refuge is also open on winter weekends for snowshoe enthusiasts, while in summer children can play in a large clearing. Nearby is a spectacular lookout over the Adige Valley. Open From 20 June to 20 September And on weekends all year round (Closed in November) Before leaving for your hike, always contact the manager to verify the actual opening of the mountain hut Walks From the Refuge it’s a short walk to a lookout point over the Adige valley, or you can walk along a stretch of the E5 European long-distance path (from Brittany to Italy across the Alps) to Lago Santo in 2 hours (difficulty E). Following the same path it’s just a one-hour walk to the Lago di Valda nature reserve (difficulty E).
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Facilities / Services
- pets welcome
- altitude (mt. a.s.l.): 1300
- reachable by bike
- reachable by MTB, E-Bike
- bike rental
Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to arrival. From 29 days to the day of arrival is required 50% of the total amount of stay as cancellation fee.
Contact & Directions
38092 ALTAVALLE IT
You can walk to the refuge from the Valle di Cembra, either from Lago Santo on an easy footpath, a section of the E5 European Path (2 hours, difficulty E), or from Pradet (Masi Alti di Grumes) in 1 hour (difficulty T ). You can also walk there from the Adige valley side by way of Pochi/Buchholz (1 ½ hours, difficulty E), or from Cauria/Gfrill along the E5 European Path (1 ¾ hours, difficulty E).
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