Do you know Lake Tovel? I’m sure you do, it’s famous across Europe because it used to turn red, making it unique in the world! Today though its waters vary between blue and incredible shades of green. Without doubt, it is one of the places that you have to visit if you come to the Val di Non!
Let me tell you about perhaps the best known place in the Val di Non: Lake Tovel. This place has been the subject of many books and much research but above all it is a magical place! I come here at all times of the year and even though it gives me a different sensation every time, it always steals my heart!
My father saw it turn red every summer until 1964 but I can assure that even though it no longer has that ruby colour, it will still leave you open-mouthed! Coming here to this quiet place, looking up and seeing the Brenta Dolomites in front of me, reflected in these crystal-clear waters, is an experience that is hard to explain. I always bring my trusty camera with me and try to convey in my photos the wonder that I experience when I see it with my own eyes.
Why should you come here? Because you will truly feel like you are in the heart of the natural world, because the water is so clear that some people call it Trentino’s Caribbean and above all because, in autumn, the trees around the lake are a riot of colours that you cannot miss.
The legend of Queen Tresenga and Lake Tovel
For a period of time each year, the shores of the lake would turn a bright red colour and it gave rise to numerous stories and legends about the cause of this phenomenon.Details
Lake Tovel: useful information
Everything you need to know about the most famous lake in the Dolomites.Details
Tour of Lake Tovel
Nice scenic hike around the famous Lake Tovel, int he heart of the Brenta Dolomites.
Sentiero delle Glare
A pinch of American charm can be found in this route that runs practically downhill between the car park of Lake Tovel and the "Al Capriolo" site. The trail shows an initial stretch through woods of fir and pine trees and then comes out into the open on the Glare stony ground, created by a large landslide that broke away from the walls above, finally ending beside a stream that placidly descends into the valley. If you drive up, you are bound to pass through the Glare area but you will not be able to fully appreciate the uniqueness of this part of the valley: a nice walk is much better.Details
The red waters of Lake Tovel
This phenomenon has not been seen since 1964!Details
From Lake Tovel to Malga Flavona in the heart of the Brenta Dolomites
Lake Tovel and the amphitheatre of the Brenta Dolomites set the scene for this memorable trekking trail.Details
Lago Rosso Visitor Centre
Dedicated to the lake and the incredible phenomenon when its waters turned red.Details
From Malga Tuena to Lake Tovel
One of the easiest ways to reach Lake Tovel on foot without having to book a car parking space.Details
La Val di Tovel attraverso la galleria di Terres
Escursione lunga ma senza alcuna difficoltà tecnica che ripercorre un tratto del famoso Dolomiti di Brenta Trek.Details
Giro del Doss della Dena sopra il Lago di Tovel
Itinerario mediamente lungo in ambiente selvaggio al cospetto delle pareti verticali delle Dolomiti di Brenta.Details
A sea of fossils in the UNESCO listed Dolomites.Details