In Aldino near the Wine Road there’s a natural bathing lake in the heart of the forest, which is a very popular excursion destination
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Near Aldino (Aldein), a small village approx. 12 km from the municipality of Montagna near the Monte Corno Nature Park, lies Lake Colle (Göllersee, in German - Lago del Colle, in Italian), which in former times was called “Rotwandsee”, that’s to say Red Wall Lake. It can be found at 1,100 m a.s.l. in the heart of an idyllic pine and spruce forest. Its dimensions are quite modest: The 180 m long and 50 m wide lake covers a surface of 3 ha and features a max. depth of 3 metres.
Blueberries grow around the lake, which is a habitat for many dragonflies. Even if its waters shine in a dark green and olive colour, the lake is clean with a good water quality and invites to a refreshing bath in summer. Due to its position, it is also a favourite destination for locals, which enjoy the idyllic spots on the rocks or near the path around the lake.
The walk to Lake Colle is suitable for the whole family. The forest path no. 17b leads in about 30 minutes from the Aldino fire station to the lake, and the hike may be continued: Nearby there are the two panoramic points Parete Rossa (Red Wall) and Burgstallegg. The fantastic view from up there includes the South Tyrolean Bassa Atesina area, the usually snow-capped peaks of the Ortles Alps and the mountains of the Brenta Group in the neighbouring Trentino.