Let me tell you a story. This story was told to me by my father. He talked of enchanted places, hidden among dense forests, of dizzying waterfalls, of tunnels where only the brave would dare to tread and of potholes. Cold water, yes, but incredibly clear. Places that hardly anyone knew about. Conscripts in the 1960s would hide out there, climbing down the steep rock face to spend their summer afternoons here.
Are you intrigued? In that case, I’ll continue. The fairytale became reality. We are at the dawn of the new millennium and this little underground world formed of hollows, potholes, caves and narrow tunnels was rediscovered, restored and made accessible to all. This is how the canyons of the Val di Non were born.
You recognise them now, don’t you? Of course, because since then these holes in my land have become so famous that some people even call us the “Valley of Canyons”. But don’t expect places on the scale of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. We are still Nonesi: we’re thrifty here! Our canyons are intimate, quite narrow, but I assure you that you will still be left wide-eyed in amazement when you see them. You can visit some of them whenever you like.
For the other two, the most impressive ones, you need to be accompanied by an expert guide who will provide you with a helmet and a waterproof when you set off.
Ready? Off we go!
Climbing in the canyon
The irresistible call of the rockDetails
Trentino Guest Card
Get reductions on services and experiences and free access to museums and castles with your guest card.Details
Rio Sass Canyon
Take a helmet and a waterproof and head off into the underground world of the Val di Non’s canyons, in the heart of the village of Fondo.Details
Tuffati in un'emozionante avvantura alla scoperta del Canyon di CastelfondoDetails
Dal Lago di Santa Giustina alle gole del canyon Novella
Non solo una gita in kayak ma un'avventura nel cuore della roccia adatta anche ai bambini!Details
Passeggiata all'Eremo di San Gallo sul Lago di Santa Giustina
Una passeggiata semplice e poco frequentata che regala una prospettiva inaspettata e selvaggia sul Lago di Santa Giustina.Details
Passeggiata nel burrone del Rio Sass
Un percorso per tutta la famiglia che conduce al lago Smeraldo con giusto un pizzico di senso d'avventura!Details
The Casa dell’Acqua Museum
An interactive museum for young and old, dedicated to water in all its formsDetails