Similar to dinosaur or fish fossils, there are also stream fossils! Bus del Buson is an example of a primitive valley hollowed out by water that later changed it’s course. This deep narrow canyon was carved by stream that flowed under the ice during the last glacial period (circa 15,000 years ago).
How to get there:
This pin will take you directly to the parking lot which is the same as the trailhead. Approximately a 2 hour drive from Vicenza.
At the parking lot, there is a translated information sign that gives you exact details on how to reach the canyon (take a screenshot of this and the map.
Beginner level – takes approximately 1.5 hours and is a loop. The trail is uneven, has stairs and loose rocks, and whats goes down must come back up. (Total hike distance 1.4 miles)
When to go:
We went in February, it was cold and everything was pretty brown. We saw some awesome icicles though!! I’m sure the hike is beautiful in the Spring/Summer when all the trees are green. Avoid this hike in poor weather/rain.
What to bring:
The canyon is a bit colder so depending on the season a light jacket, snacks, water, and good shoes since half the hike is downhill.
Dog friendly – as usual, it is recommended to keep them leashed and pick up after them. There are zero facilities here, not even a trash can in the parking lot. So if you pack it in, pack it out.
No restroom either so I recommend bringing dissolvable t.p and perfecting your squat 🙂 Not stroller friendly, but also no drop offs to worry about so kid friendly.
This hike is near Belluno so it would be great to also hike Brent De L’Art if time allows or to explore the darling town of Belluno itself!
(See some videos of this hike on my Instagram highlight reel titled. “Belluno”)
Adventure is out there!