Some time ago they pointed us to a place nearby and we were really amazed by the beauty of this place. There is a walkway that plunges into the crack where the water that collects at the bottom flows. It was really fantastic to see this natural and magical environment.
On some walls of the gorge there are large artificial cavities, which see their origin in the extraction of sandstone, also known as "Piera Dolza", a freestone used in construction for frames and jambs until 1500.
The excursion is suitable for anyone and the route is always very popular, especially on weekends. Pay attention to the ice that forms during the winter period. We recommend a leisurely pace to enjoy the wonderful landscape that will surround you.
Our first trip was very adventurous. A honeymoon on a splendid campervanized Iveco. We started from Veneto to arrive in France on the French Riviera and then in Piedmont in Sestriere for an off-road meeting, OVERLAND EXPERIENCE.
During the trip to France we went through tunnels dug into the bare rock and drove in very narrow streets. We also arrived on the highest road in Europe, up to Col de la Bonette.
Sunday 5th May we left Crosetta. We parked the car in the clearing and went up the path 911. I must say that this path is quite uneven and full of stones. It was a bit of going up and down all the time. I was able to wear the new trekking shoes but, due to the fact that they were a little hard, I woke up the spur on my right foot. So even if we wanted to take a longer ride we had to go back by the same path. We did not see the so-called "historic stone" but we arrived at the "Maset Refuge" where we took a break sitting on the trunks as a kind of very characteristic table and chairs. The strange thing during this journey was what I felt when I arrived in a particular place with a stone fence and a kind of ruin. I seemed to feel strange presences. I could feel it and it has only happened with this place so far.
On our second exit we decided to park the car in Pian Canaje and then we climbed up the path 922. The slope was greater than the path of the last exit and we struggled a bit with some stops, mine in particular, as the humidity it made it difficult for me to breathe. The day was half cloudy and half sunny. It wasn't cold but we found the same of the snow sections, in particular downhill on path 923. We reached a height of 1570 meters, starting from 1061, and we walked for 8 kilometers. When we got up and saw the Cima Palantina we were delighted because seeing the mountain is an indescribable sight. There was a shelter but it was recently burned so we rested a little on the grass. Then we gave a greeting and a prayer to the twenty-year-old Garibaldian who died up there, of which the tomb with the capital is present. A break at the Baracca degli Alpini where we had lunch in the sun and in the middle of the almost one meter high snow, where our friend Stefania walked barefoot. We tasted as a dessert the cake created with the snow by our "Capogita" Alessandro and we discovered the fabulous reptile tattoo of his sweetheart Stefania. Then we went back down the path 923 discovering a rock with a strange drawing of San Martino. After we continued until the sight of the typical alpine huts of these places and we reconnected to the road arriving back in Canaje, exhausted but happy, enjoying the snack: the chocolate brownies made on purpose by the skilled hands of the morosetta Stefania. After that we went to see the famous "House of the Book of Tambre."
For our first release, Biagio and I chose some objects and basic clothing, made of things we bought from KOODZA and DECATHLON. Below you can see our equipment, which is the minimum basis for making an exit on an easy path.
It is strange for Sicilians like us to have fallen in love with the mountains. In fact, until now we have always had nostalgia for the sea and before now we would never have imagined being struck by this new road that has opened up in front of us and that takes us higher and higher. In our journey my love, Biagio, who first understood the beauty of these places and the magic of certain landscapes, will give us these wonderful photos, which I will put from time to time in each post to document our outings on the Cansiglio. . Happy walking everyone.