Passo del Tonale
The Passo del Tonale, located at 1,883 m above sea level, separates the peaks of the Presanella from the Ortles-Cevedale group and connects Trentino and Lombardy.
In summer and winter the Passo del Tonale, at the foot of the Presena Glacier (3000 m) is a place that attracts many sportsmen and tourists.
In summer, glacier tours to Passo del Tonale
In summer the Passo Tonale is a starting point for walks and excursions and even mountain bike enthusiasts will find suggestive itineraries in the Adamello-Presanella and Ortles-Cevedale groups.
In addition to summer skiing on the Presena glacier, there are numerous possibilities for hiking and trekking for sports enthusiasts in this area: particularly fascinating are the ascent to the Presena lakes and to the Capanna Presena, the ascent to Presanella, to Passo Paradiso. Beyond the pass, the ascent to the peaks of Albiolo, in the last century a backdrop of fighting where trenches are still present. On the pass there is an ancient hospice, with an adjoining church dedicated to San Bartolomeo, dating back to 1127.
The Tonale pastures were for centuries the place of transhumance and passage among the most famous since ancient times. In summer the whole area becomes a huge and fun mountain bike arena.
In winter, a ski season that starts in the autumn and ends in the spring
The winter resort on the Tonale Pass offers the possibility of skiing almost all year round: the ski area has over 100 km of slopes equipped with 30 modern ski lifts, connected with the Ponte di Legno slopes in upper Val Camonica and with those of Temù.
But here there is also space for cross-country fans, thanks to 5 km of slopes on the Tonale plain and 20 km in the Volpaia-Stavel-Velon area in Vermiglio.