As soon as it was announced we would transition from our soft-lockdown to a limited travel in the region we knew right away a little staycation was going to happen. There were several small hikes I had my eyes on so we booked a place near Belluno and got to exploring.
How to get there:
Use this pin (parcheggio Brent De L’Art) to get to the best parking location. This hike is located 2 hours from Vicenza.
Beginner! This is a great beginner hike that doesn’t require much!
When to go:
I recommend doing this hike during WINTER (We went in February) when the icicles form in the canyon. If its extremely cold the water will even freeze up so you can walk on it. If you can’t go in winter, summer is also a perfect time to go! The water will be a bit warmer, you can take sunscreen, towels and cool off in the water, parts are even shallow enough for kids to play!
What to bring:
If you don’t get lost (we accidentally did), the hike itself to the canyon is very short & you would be fine with good slip resistant shoes, a water bottle and maybe a little snack. If you do hike in winter, wear layers, gloves and good hiking socks.
If you decide to go in Summer – bring some towels, a swimsuit, sunscreen, water, snacks and a change of clothes.
Dogs are welcome to hike with you, keep them on a leash and pick up after them. NOT stroller friendly but fine for kids UNLESS you enter the canyon. I wouldn’t recommend (as it can get slippery in winter) for young children to do without being held/carried. Our 8 year old was completely fine doing it but we did keep a close eye on her.
This is what you are looking for! After you turn left from the main path (right after a small snack shack) you will walk downhill a ways, hit a patch of stairs and then come upon the bridge. From here you can snap some photos, and if you want to get a bit closer you can work your way into the caverns to see the icicles up close!
Hope this helps and encourages you to get out and explore! #adventureisoutthere