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!
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
From Lake Santa Giustina to the gorges of the Novella canyon
Not just a kayaking outing but a child-friendly adventure in the heart of the rocks!Details
Hike to the Hermitage of San Gallo on Lake Santa Giustina
A simple and little frequented hike affording an unusual and wild perspective of Lake Santa Giustina.Details
Hike along the Rio Sass ravine
A family-friendly trail that leads to Lake Smeraldo with just a splash of adventure!Details
The Casa dell’Acqua Museum
An interactive museum for young and old, dedicated to water in all its formsDetails