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GEOPARC Bletterbach

The fascinating World Natural Heritage site at the foot of Mt. Corno Bianco shows on its rock layers the course of time

20 million years of earth history at a glance - that awaits you at Redagno (Radein) and Aldino (Aldein), near the Wine Road and the Monte Corno Nature Park. There, more precisely at the foot of Mt. Corno Bianco, a 2,316 m high peak of the Fiemme Dolomites, extends the Bletterbach Canyon (Bletterbachschlucht, in German - Rio delle Foglie, in Italian). In 2009, the "Grand Canyon of South Tyrol", together with the Dolomites, was declared World Natural Heritage site.

The gorge tells the history of earth without saying a word. It provides an insight into the innards of mountains and has steadily been undercut for a period of about 15,000 years by the Rio Bletterbach stream. Due to the fact that the rock layers are still intact, it is possible to draw conclusions regarding the period of time of 150 million years ago, the climate and its impact on the environment. The fossil findings as well as various imprints of dinosaurs, however, are exhibited at the visitor centre in Aldino and at the GeoMuseum in Redagno.

The Bletterbach Canyon can also be explored by foot: A forest nature trail leads into the woods and explains the local fauna, whereas the Geologic Trail takes you into the gorge and informs about the single rock layers, among them Dolomite limestone, the Bellerophon strata and the Werfener strata. The necessary safety helmet can be rented for free at the visitor centre - there you can also pay the entrance fee for the circular walk. The "Grand Canyon of South Tyrol" stays open from the beginning of May to the end of October, guided tours are offered upon request.

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Opening times

  • Sat 15 Jun 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sun 16 Jun 09:30 - 18:00
  • Mon 17 Jun 09:30 - 18:00
  • Tue 18 Jun 09:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 19 Jun 09:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 20 Jun 09:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 21 Jun 09:30 - 18:00

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Spring 2024 (01/05/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • Mon 09:30 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:30 - 18:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 09:30 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 09:30 - 18:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 09:30 - 18:00

Summer 2024 (10/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 09:30 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:30 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:30 - 18:00

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • Mon 09:30 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:30 - 18:00

Admission

admission to the gorge, the visitor centre and the GEOMuseum:
€ 9.00 adults
€ 9.00 young people (12-18 years)
€ 5.00 school classes

admission to the museums (visitor centre in Aldino and Redagno GEOMuseum):
€ 4.50 adults
€ 4.50 young people (12-18 years)

free for children up to 11 years (if accompanied by their parents)

guided hike through the Rio delle Foglie Gorge (daily at 10.30 am):
€ 19.00 adults
€ 17.00 seniors
€ 17.00 students (up to 27 years)
€ 17.00 groups (10-25 persons)
€ 17.00 people with disabilities

€ 46.00 family ticket (2 adults with children up to 11 years)
€ 27.00 family ticket (1 adult with children up to 11 years)

helmets are mandatory (available on site)

More information

Guided theme hikes on request. The GEOPARC Rio delle Foglie stays open every year from May to the end of October, winter closure from November to April. Season start 2024 on the 1st of May.

The visitor centre in Aldino at the entrance of the gorge is open daily from 9.30 am to 6 pm, the Redagno GEOMuseum daily from 9 am to 3 pm, in July and August till 6 pm.

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