The Rio delle Foglie or Bletterbach Gorge, the “Grand Canyon of South Tyrol”, is located at the foot of Mt. Corno Bianco.
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By car we branch off 1 km past the village of Aldino (Aldein) towards Lerch and follow the signposts to the GEOPARC Bletterbach. Slightly below the Aldino Visitor Centre there’s a big parking space where our hike starts.
The ascent into the gorge follows the trail no. 3, then we hike upstream and climb up the stairways of the Butterloch Waterfall. At this point we can either continue towards “Görz” (1,650 m a.s.l.) or follow the GEOtrail to the Malga Lahner mountain hut. We decide for the latter and stop at the lovely mountain hut. A forest path leads us back to the parking space.
The Bletterbach Canyon in the Aldino-Redagno hiking area is accessible via Aldino (parking space at the GEOPARC Visitor Centre) on the GEOtrail as well as via Redagno (parking space in front of the Peter Rosegger House) on the trail no. 3. Sturdy shoes and surefootedness are necessary! The gorge stays open from the end of April / beginning of May until autumn and is accessible only with helmet (available at the starting point).
Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!
Starting point: Redagno (or Aldino)
Walking time: about 2-3 hours
Signposts: GEOtrail, Gorz path, forest trail
Altitude level: between 1,538 and 1,456 m a.s.l.
Altitude difference: 250 m (ascent), 250 m (descent)