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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

  • Fri 07 Oct 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 08 Oct 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sun 09 Oct 09:30 - 18:00
  • Mon 10 Oct 09:30 - 18:00
  • Tue 11 Oct 09:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 12 Oct 09:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 13 Oct 09:30 - 18:00

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Season 2022 (05/01/2022 - 10/31/2022)

  • 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 (Rio delle Foglie Gorge, visitor centre and Redagno GEOMuseum):
€ 7.00 adults, young people (13-18 years)
€ 3.00 school classes

free for children under 12 years (accompanied by their parents)

guided tour (Rio delle Foglie Gorge, visitor centre or Redagno GEOMuseum):
€ 14.00 adults, young people (13-18 years)
€ 12.00 seniors, students (up to 27 years)
€ 12.00 groups (10-25 persons)
€ 12.00 people with disabilities
€ 32,00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 12 years)
€ 20.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 12 years)

More information

Themed hiking tours, GEOExcursions for students of geology and "My personal trip to the GEOPARC" on request. Winter closing of the gorge from November 1 to April 30.

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