In one of the areas with most high-altitude lakes throughout the Alps is Lake Ritorto (2055 m). Framed by a suggestive rocky environment and a panoramic terrace overlooking the Brenta Dolomites. It is the largest of the 5 Lakes Tour above Madonna di Campiglio.
Lake Ritorto at 2053 meters can be reached on foot from Malga Ritorto. If you walk the beautiful 5 Lakes Tour clockwise, it is the first one you will meet. Starting from the hut, in a few minutes you can go past the pasture and the peat bog. Then you start to climb, passing a bushy spruce forest and mountain pines, to finally reach the lake and the high-altitude meadows. In addition to Lake Ritorto, this fascinating route passes near lakes Lambin, Serodoli, Gelato and Nambino. Visiting them all is a bit challenging (over 6 hours) but it’s definitely worth it.
In the past years, to obtain hydroelectric energy, works were carried out in this basin raising its level by 2 meters.