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 note: The various car parks in the Val di Tovel valley are chargeable and can be reserved. Depending on the distance of the car park, the lake can be reached on foot or by shuttle bus. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle bus directly from Cles, Tuenno or the various hamlets that belong to the municipality of Ville d'Anaunia.

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

Author: MS

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: parking space at Lake Tovel, Adamello-Brenta Nature Park
Route: circular trail around Lake Tovel
Signpost: Giro del Lago
Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours
Suitable for families? Yes. The section from the Lago Rosso Restaurant to the parking space is also accessible for prams (gravel path). The whole tour can be done with children, safe for the short exposed track up the cliffs, which is not recommendable for small children!
Experienced in: June 2010

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