Andalo Life Park's ground extends to the karst lake of Andalo. In this amazing natural context, Andalo Life Park invites you to enjoy the relaxing walk around the lake, which is 1,664 kilometres long.
Everybody knows that open-air workouts give you a holistic feeling of wellness. For this reason you should do them along Andalo’s lake walk, which features a “Life Course” that looks like a gym en plein-air with several exercise instructions and green spots for any type of free workouts.
In summer, the walk is also prohibited the movement of bicycles from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 15.00 to 19.00.
Andalo Life Park also suggests you to have a ride around the lake of Andalo. We are sure you will find it interesting and pleasant at the same time.
During the ride you would hear about the history of Andalo’s karst lake and you will also listen to a popular song of this place.
In winter the walk is part of the main track of our Nordic Ski Centre.
THE STORY OF THE LAKE OF ANDALO, A KARST LAKE THAT APPEARS.. AND DISAPPEARS
The lake of Andalo is positioned at 998 meters AMSL, at the foot of Piz Galin mountain, Brenta Dolomites. It is a karst periodic lake characterised by a closed hydrographic basin, the rare example of Trentino. Many experts have studied the peculiarity of this lake, but none of them has come up with an exact account of its origin.
It is however possible to identify the lake’s morphological structure: it is a calcareous basin filled with pebbles and sand. The pebbles date back to the ice age, since they are part of the rocks building up the Central Alps. Indeed, it is possible to note that these pebbles have several layers, some of which point towards the south. Therefore, it may be argued that this basin was originally completely filled with these pebbles, and, after they moved, the lake of Andalo originated.
Andalo's lake has an elongated form, extending from north to south. It is 1450 meters long and 13 meters deep. The surface and the depth of the lake vary depending on the climatic conditions.
The water comes and goes from underneath the earth; indeed there are no visible outflowing or inflowing streams. During the 1970s and 1980s an artificial outflowing stream was created, in order to avoid any flood in the park during the wet season. This outflowing stream flows into the Lambin brook and subsequently into the lake of Molveno.
Very recently, in 2013, a new artificial outflowing stream has been created. This one flows into the Mulino brook towards Cavedago. The wet seasons comprise mainly the months from April to June (thawing), and those of autumn.