lago di tovel spiaggia tovelsee strand
lago di tovel spiaggia tovelsee strand

Hike around Lake Tovel

The beautiful Lago di Tovel in the Adamello-Brenta Nature Park is really worth to be explored

Travelling by car, after Tuenno in the Val di Non we follow the signposts “Lago di Tovel” until we reach a parking space subject to charge with sanitary facilities directly next to the lake.

Starting at the souvenir shop, we walk directly down to the lake, whose green colour is shimmering through the near trees. Turning left, a narrow trail leads us through the shadows of some trees. We see some small fish and even a water snake swimming in the water ... this is the pure nature of the Adamello-Brenta Nature Park!

The narrow trail soon transforms itself into a track, partly secured with steel ropes, on which we are gaining height fast. Some parts of this short track are very exposed and not recommendable for small children. Back at the lake shores, we feel like being at the sea: the lake has wonderful bays with white pebbles and incredibly clean water! This is where we decide to have a picnic and let the children play in the water, with the stones and the plants.

We continue our tour on a broad path, which leads us through the wood near the lake shores. Passing a high cliff, where a small runnel of very clear water rises, we soon arrive at the upper end of the Tovel Lake, where until the year 1964 micro-organisms coloured some parts of the lake red … a very interesting natural phenomenon! We continue our tour until the Lago Rosso Restaurant, following the last part of our tour on a broad gravel path until we reach the parking space, our starting point. After about 1 1/2 hours of hiking (without the picnic) we are impressed by the beauty of the lake and its surrounding mountains!

Please take care of the environment and take your rubbish back home!

Author: MS

Important notice: for the summer of 2024: A new protective construction against rockfalls will be built along the national road no. 14 leading to Lake Tovel (scheduled for completion at the end of 2025). In the months of July and August, there will be an alternating one-way traffic regulation (with light), on certain times the road will be completely closed for traffic.

Complete closure of the road:

  • from the application of the regulation by the Public Roads Administration to June 30, 2024 (except from June 22 at 6 pm to June 24 at 8 am)
  • from the 2nd of September 2024 on (except from September 7 at 6 pm to September 9 at 8 am, and from September 13 at 6 pm to September 16 at 8 am)

Access modalities:

  • Before approaching Lake Tovel, you must go to the Lake Tovel sales counter in Tuenno at the former Cofco (ex-Russia) Square in Via Trento, where you can buy a day pass for one of the 8 available parking spaces (pre-booking is not possible, except for coaches)
  • A free shuttle bus takes visitors from the remote car parks to the lake (round trip)
  • People with reduced mobility have free access, but must also register at the ticket office in Via Trento to gain access to one of the remaining available parking spaces
  • After 3 pm, access is possible at a reduced price
  • Motorcyclists can purchase a ticket valid for 3 hours (instead of a day ticket)

suited for families circular route difficulty: easy dog-friendly route with lake
  • Starting point:
    parking space at Lake Tovel, Adamello-Brenta Nature Park
  • Time required:
    01:30 h
  • Track length:
    3,2 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.175 m to 1.215 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +47 m | -47 m
  • Route:
    circular trail around Lake Tovel
  • Signposts:
    Giro del Lago
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Hike around Lake Tovel

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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