Hiking around Braies Lake

Few places in the world can rival the majestic beauty of Braies Lake in the Dolomite Alps of northern Italy. Nestled in a valley at an altitude of 1,494 meters, this alpine lake has captivated visitors for centuries with its crystal-clear waters and stunning mountain backdrop. The lake itself has a vibrant turquoise colour due to its shallow depth, limestone bottom, and glacial streams that feed into it from the surrounding mountains. It’s no surprise those who have visited Braies Lake find themselves inspired and revitalized by its breathtaking scenery.

Whether you’re an experienced hiker or just an admirer of nature, there is something for everyone to appreciate at Braies Lake. From taking a leisurely stroll around the lake to exploring one of several trails that wind through the picturesque valleys surrounding it, visitors can experience a sense of awe and wonderment from being enveloped by this natural paradise.

For locals, it’s a popular spot for swimming, fishing and hiking in summer; while during winter months many come to cross-country ski or snowshoe around the lake’s edge. Every year thousands of tourists visit Braies Lake to experience its stunning scenery and incredibly peaceful atmosphere – making it one of Italy’s top attractions.

Read what others share about their experience

  • Giannis Gkrimpas
    a week ago
    Absolutely stunning place!!! It's a reason itself to visit Dolomites. Enjoy the view in the photos...
  • Fallington EMS
    2 weeks ago
    Come early! This lake is often said to be one of the most beautifull in the world, and rightly...
  • Kane zhan Boon
    2 weeks ago
    Such a beautiful place. Went on May 3, 2024 around 12pm. Although the parking lot is almost full the...
  • Ahmed Alsharif
    2 weeks ago
    No caption needed, it’s magical lake, if you’d like to take rest for a couple of hours you’ll...
  • Xelen +
    a month ago
    The place is beautiful but very crowded. In the middle of April the water is almost all frozen, you...

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