Canoe Canyon S.Romedio
Try this new outdoor proposal on Santa Giustina lake with Ursus Adventures.
An easy guided canoe trip within everyone’s reach, which teaches the rudiments of paddling but fascinates with stories about this magnificent canyon, full of history and nature.
The canyon was excavated over the millennia by the rio S.Romedio where the famous sanctuary of the same name is located. We at Ursus Adventures are particularly close because the legend linked to San Romedio narrates that the saint managed to tame a bear encountered in the woods during his pilgrimage. And for us the bear is a magical animal with undoubted charm.
On the last stretch of the canyon of the Rio San Romedio, the one that we will go up by canoe, near the locality of Plaze from where we will start,
The last stretch of the canyon crossed by the Rio San Romedio before flowing into the lake of Santa Giustina and reachable in canoe from the lake itself is made up of walls in red scaglia. The scaglia rossa is a sedimentary rock formed about 60 million years ago, it is one of the most recent rock formations in the area, it is very friable and subject to erosion.
Rio San Romedio flows in the valley of the same name, which for long stretches takes on the shape of a canyon, mainly composed of dolomitic rock.
There are two ancient bridges which for most of the year are submerged by the waters of the lake, but which often emerge in the spring season: the Ponte dei Regiai and the Ponte della Mula .
Being at a rather high altitude, the Regiai bridge emerges every year in the spring months: it is an Austro-Hungarian bridge built in the second half of the 19th century and is preserved almost intact. The bridge is located along the ancient road of the Regiai, an important communication route that skirted the left bank of the Noce torrent and led from Revò to Dermulo.
In the downstream stretch of the Rio San Romedio canyon is the ancient Mula bridge, which, being at a low altitude, rarely emerges, is a masonry bridge which, although affected by the damage caused by time and by the waters of the lake, still retains its characteristic arched shape. Legend has it that the baron of Cles found himself fleeing one day from a crowd of peasants from Sanzeno on the back of a mule and that once he arrived near the Rio San Romedio the mule leapt towards the bank of Dermulo which saved the baron.
At the base of the Doss della Colombara, which is located in the middle of the lake in the area in front of the dam and which in turn is entirely submerged during the summer, is the Ponte Alto (“pònt Àut” ), which emerges rarely and which connected the two banks of the Noce; before the construction of the iron bridge in 1888, the Ponte Alto was the only crossing point on the Noce present in this area of the valley.
A guided canoe excursion inside this easy canyon will allow you to spend two hours of pleasant admiration towards the Nature of this magnificent place, enjoying the history that this place still has to tell.
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adults and families with children > 5 years
Period of the year
from May to September
life buoy - canoe - paddle
Equipment to bring
swimsuit - shoes that get wet - sunscreen - change