The exhilarating hanging bridges of Trentino
The most famous is in the Val di Rabbi
It’s become one of the most Instagrammable places in Trentino, so if you’re on holiday in the Val di Sole, you really mustn’t miss the famous Val di Rabbi hanging bridge. It’s suitable for the whole family and open all year round, but in spring you could have it all to yourselves.
The 30-minute walk to get there is well worth it for the excitement of crossing this 100-metre walkway over a sheer drop 60 metres above the ground. Heart in mouth, you’ll revel in the truly unique natural spectacle of the Rio Ragaiolo falls.
The view from up there is spellbinding. When you’re halfway across, suspended in mid-air, the adrenaline will be buzzing but you’ve nothing to fear – it’s all completely safe. Forget the height and just enjoy the awe-inspiring roar of the waterfall right before your eyes.
The Val di Rabbi hanging bridge is a thrill for all the family, from young kids to expert hikers alike. It’s absolutely safe to cross all year round, even with snowshoes in winter!
HOW TO GET THERE:
Park the car in Plan in Rabbi Fonti and walk up the forest track to Bègoi, a characterful Venetian sawmill by Rabbies stream.
Then follow the signs for “Malga Fratte” and continue towards Ragaiolo falls. You’ll reach the bridge in about half an hour, on the Rabbi Fonti – Venetian sawmill – Fratte farm walk.
OUR TOP TIPS:
The bridge is not suitable for vertigo sufferers, although the protective side railings are high, so children are in no danger. If you plan to bring your dog, bear in mind that the bridge “floor” is an iron grid, so pets might hurt themselves or feel scared. To make a longer walk of it, after crossing the bridge, carry on through the wood towards Fratte farm or head for Coler, Stablasolo farm and the spectacular Saènt falls.