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Laghi di Profi – Lago delle Tre Motti



Surreal landscapes and steep descents.

Hiking Difficult

17 km
400 m
1.5 km
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
3 km
Laghi di Profi – Lago delle Tre Motti Map

At Bormio 3000 you enter a moonscape, which is simultaneously very eerie and very beautiful. Right at the top, all to be seen is loose shards of rock and surrounding dalmatian patterned mountain tops with white patches of snow and dark brownish, almost black mountains.


Follow the S541 to Laghi di Profi. These are clusters of intensely blue bodies of water. There are around 12 in total ranging from a little more than puddle size to a biggish lake. Crossing over a couple of streams you will come to a signpost where you need to take the trail directing you to ‘Lago delle Tre Mote’ and ‘Lago Stelu’ which are also high altitude lakes surrounded by amazing mountain vistas.

Turn back the way you came until the crossroads at the Laghi di Profi. From here descend down the S542 following signposts for ‘Bormio 2000’ through green pastures, across ski slopes and a red spruce forest, until emerging at Bormio 2000, where you can take the lift down or try this hike back down to Bormio: Bormio 2000 – Monti di Sobretta – Bormio



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between May and October


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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