Lakes of Cancano Trail Run

A beautiful circular run around the glistening Lakes of Cancano.

Trail Running Moderate

Distance
17 km
Ascent
281 m
Descent
281 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
10˚
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Lakes of Cancano Trail Run Map

Description

For an amazingly scenic run that's easy underfoot, head to the Lakes of Cancano, perhaps the most beautiful place in the whole of Stelvio National Park.

Situated on a 1949m plateau are the tropic blue-coloured waters of Lago di Cancano and Lago di San Giacomo, two reservoir lakes separated by a dam. Right next to the lakes and watching over the valley below are the Towers of Fraele, two military towers dating back to the Romans. But you almost don’t need any facts, because the beauty of this area is absolutely phenomenal and so speaks for itself. A ring of 3000er mountains climb directly out of the bright blue lake waters, and everything surrounding them hangs together in peaceful harmony.

You can take the bus from Livigno or Bormio to the Lakes of Cancano. From each direction, it's about an hour. It is also possible to jump on a mountain bike or hiking trail from Livigno for a far tougher run. Check out this adventure if you want to take things up a gear: https://fatmap.com/routeid/2309040/livigno-to-cancano-lakes

Difficulty

Moderate

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

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