An easy and very pleasant fixed rope route in the heart of the Val di Non mountains near Mezzocorona.
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At the beginning of the 20th century, a physician of Mezzocorona, Tullio Giovanelli, discovered a wild ravine about 1.5 km west of the city. Consequently, a fixed rope route was built in the ravine, the “Via Ferrata Burrone Giovanelli“, famous for its very narrow sections and a beautiful waterfall.
We leave our car near the picnic area and hike along the forest road on the left side of the stream until we reach the beginning of the fixed rope route. A rope leads us into the ravine, where we climb on vertiginous ladders and very steep sections until we finally reach at a very beautiful waterfall, where we have a rest. At the end of the fixed rope route, we climb the last stairs up the ravine and finally reach the forest road, which leads us to the Baita dei Manzi mountain hut (at 876 m a.s.l.).
From the Baita dei Manzi we hike steeply downwards to the small village of Monte, where we take the cable car back to Mezzocorona.
Please note: This fixed rope route is well secured but slippery at some sections. It is an adventurous experience also for children, of course with complete via ferrata equipment and accompanied by experienced persons.
When you plan to do this fixed rope route, please inform yourselves on the conditions of the route!
Starting point: parking space north-west of Mezzocorona, 199 metres asl
Altitude difference: 730 metres (fixed rope route 440 metres)
Level of difficulty: B, relatively easy (via ferrata equipment is mandatory)
Level of security: high
Ascent to the start: 15 min
Descent: from Monte to Mezzocorona by cable car Seilbahn or by foot in one hour on a very steep trail
Walking time: 3 – 4 hours
Best season: March - November, often too hot on summer days. Don't do the tour after rainfalls!
Please note: There are some slippery sections in the ravine.
Highlights: waterfall, nice rest place
Suitable for families: Yes, if children are accompanied by experienced people, even though it is a long route.
Experienced in: May 2011
More information: Pro Loco Mezzocorona, tel. +39 0461 606 022, email@example.com