From Maso Ronco to the lakes of Monticolo
Easy promenade across the forest of Monticolo and round the two beautiful lakes.
Image gallery: From Maso Ronco to the lakes of Monticolo
The sports area of Maso Ronco in the south of Cornaiano is an ideal starting point for hikes and walks in the forest of Monticolo, as it is easily accessible and offers good parking possibilities. The wide hiking trail boasts some little ascents as well as longer flat sections across vast broad-leaf forests.
Our tour is also well-marked, we keep following the signposts 2A and 1, showing the way to the little lake of Monticolo (Kleiner Montiggler See). We walk past the restaurant, staying on the trail number 1, approaching the little Monticolo lake. Towards south we pass the Seehotel and reach the reed belt, where the trail 20 (Seerundweg) stretches on a wooden footpath. On the other side of the lake, we come along the romantic castle-like building Seeschloessl, while the eastern lakeside is characterised by rocks. Water birds, dragonflies and fish, fortunately there are also some explanations on the panels, regarding flora and fauna.
We follow the signpost to the little lake, which is also surrounded on foot. This little gem seems to be more genuine and less influenced by humans than its big brother. After having completed the round walk, we start our walk back to the starting point at Ronco.
Please note: If you would like to do this walk, inform yourselves about the current hiking conditions on the spot.
Starting point: Rungghof, Rungg at Cornaiano
Signposts: 2A, 2, 1, 20, See-Rundweg
Walking time: One way: 1 hour, round the lakes: 45 minutes, way back 1 hour
Length of the trail: about 6.7 km
Experienced: May 2011
Altitude difference: about 180 metres
Further information: for further information don’t hesitate to ask your host