Dashing through canyons, caves and mines

Here are the best family adventures you can try, wearing a helmet and raincoat

Helmets and raincoats are essential to venture into the depths of the earth. You go down into the bowels of the earth, cross caves, underground passages, climb down ladders and you find hidden treasures where miners once used to mine precious minerals. Like Indiana Jones, you then climb back up to the surface and come across huge, tumbling waterfalls that cut into the valley, creating gushing sprays and a shimmering play of light. You cross the canyon, looking out for fossils and stalactites, turn on your torch, duck to avoid a rocky spur and you have safely completed your experience in the bowels of the earth.

#1

The Orrido di Ponte Alto (ravine)

The ravine is a canyon that has been carved out by the turbulent waters of the Fersina stream over thousands of years. The two weirs upstream produce lovely 30-metre high waterfalls that wind their way between layers of red-coloured rock, with plays of light.

#2

Miniera dell’Erdemolo (Erdemolo Mine)

A captivating journey in the bowels of the earth. On a guided tour, you can discover the life and hard work in a mine, the various mining techniques and tools that are used, as well as the different minerals that are mined. Open every weekend, starting from May.

#3

Adventure on the Tibetan bridge

The larches of the Val di Rabbi in autumn transform and the ochre yellow of their new dress dazzles you: it’s a spectacle of nature. In addition, if you combine a walk with a crossing on the Tibetan bridge suspended over the Ragaiolo creek and a tasty snack at Malga Fratte dairy hut, your kids will be ever grateful!

#4

Canyon Rio Sass

A deep, spectacular gorge that cuts the Alta (Upper) Val di Non, which you can walk through on walkways and ladders, to discover the whirling waters, waterfalls and potholes, as well as fossils, stalactites and stalagmites. Exploring the canyon is an unforgettable adventure.

#5

The Grotta di Castello Tesino (Tesino Castle Cave)

An adventurous trek inside a mountain to see small, mysterious underground lakes and stalactites and stalagmites that have been shaped by water over the years. The Grotta di Castello Tesino is a unique site, which preserves rare traces of the cave bear, Ursus spelaeus.

Published on 17/02/2020