On the border between Trentino and Lombardy

Vista dal Ghiacciaio Presena | © Archivio APT Val di Sole - Ph Caspar Diederik


The village

A winter resort, Passo Tonale plays an essential role in Val di Sole. Its concentration of hotels, residential hotels, service buildings and lift facilities ensure an extra-long ski season from late autumn to well into spring thanks to the resort’s high-mountain position and modern snow-making systems. The over 100 km of ski slopes that make up the Pontedilegno-Tonale Skiarea and the landscape and slope variety offer fun for all tastes. Passo del Tonale is situated at the foot of the Presena Glacier (3000 metres) where it is also possible to ski in late autumn and well into spring. 

Eriofori ai Laghi Strino  | © Archivio APT Val di Sole - Ph Tiziano Mochen


Hiking and Mountain Biking

During the summer at Passo Tonale you can go hiking in any of the many mapped trails. Take for example the hike up to the Presena riverbed lakes at almost 3000 metres, or the hike up to the Presanella peak or to Passo Paradiso.
There are also many excursions you can take on the saddle of your MTB... plus get set to have plenty of fun at Bike Park Ponte di Legno - Tonale, Trentino’s first family bike park.


Galleria Paradiso

There are numerous excursions that start from the meadows of Tonale, even using the lift facilities. As you arrive with the Paradiso cable car, you can visit Galleria Paradiso, a long granite tunnel dug by soldiers during wartime to shelter themselves from enemy fire and the cold. It is now a multimedia museum called “Sounds and Voices of the White War”. Outside, as you walk towards the Glacier, you will come upon a war memorial commissioned by Emilio Serra to commemorate those who died during the First World War. 
A place worth seeing is definitely the Ossuary or Hospice of the church of San Bartolomeo, built at Passo Tonale in 1924 right where the boundary line between Trentino and Lombardy lies today and once the national border between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom of Italy. It houses the skeletal remains of 831 soldiers who fought in the Tonale area during the First World War.

Galleria Paradiso | © Archivio APT Val di Sole


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