Lake Tovel, m.1178,
is perhaps the best known alpine lake in the Trentino Region. It is located in
the homonymous valley in the east of the Brenta Dolomites and it is a lateral
valley of the Val di Non.
Lake Tovel was famous forthe various shades of red of its waters in
Although now this
atmospheric colour phenomenonis no
longer visible, Lake Tovel has not lost its charm: its pristine clear waters
and the wonderful uncontaminated surroundings make it a “must see”. Extensive
spruce forests surround it on all sides, its waters reflect the peaks of the
Campa, the Grostè chain and northern peaks of the Brenta Group.
It is easily
reached from Tuenno by road, arriving at a parking place at a distance of about
400 meters from the lake.
It is the starting
point for all excursions in Val Flavona and it is connected to trails, more or
less demanding, with Andalo, Molveno, the Grostè Pass and the plateau of Nana.
recommended is the easy 1 hr walk around the lake: rich with varied flora and
trees. ( only one very small stretch with the aid of a metal rope).