Drena Klettersteig Dreiseilbruecke
Drena Klettersteig Dreiseilbruecke

Rio Sallagoni fixed-rope route

The fixed-rope route of the Rio Sallagoni stream is located in a wild gorge at the foot of Castel Drena

In order to reach this adventurous fixed-rope route in Dro we drive towards the village of Drena with the eponymous castle and park our car right opposite of the sports ground. Slightly beneath the sports area a gravel path branches off on the left, leading in a 5-minute walk to the start of the Rio Sallagoni fixed-rope route at the entrance of the gorge.

The first part is quite demanding and slightly overhanging (C) before reaching the vast clearing of the gorge. At its end a waterfall cascades. The fixed-rope route gets easier (A/B) and we keep to the left to get to the three-rope bridge leading to the right riverbank. Beneath a giant rock we climb to the second rope bridge and to the junction towards the castle - a possibility to exit the gorge if you are tired or have had enough adventure so far.

We decide to stay on the fixed-rope route but soon discover that a rope is missing on the next section - only pins and nails are left. Level of difficulty from this point to the end of the fixed-rope route: up to B. After 1.5 hours we finally reach the end of the Rio Sallagoni fixed-rope route and walk across a meadow to the main road leading to Castel Drena. Right before the castle the descent to our starting point begins.

Please note: the first third (C, difficult) of the fixed-rope route is secured with pegs, the last third, however, has some missing ropes and offers only pins and nails. Possibility about half way to shorten and exit the gorge.

Author: JO, EMS

circular route difficulty: moderate ferrata / fixed rope route
  • Starting point:
    Dro Lavini (between Dro and Drena), parking space at the sports ground towards Castel Drena
  • Time required:
    02:00 h
  • Track length:
    2,9 km
  • Altitude:
    from 181 m to 374 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +242 m | -242 m
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Rio Sallagoni fixed-rope route
  • More information:
    Adventurous fixed-rope route through a wild gorge, perfect for hot summer days
    Orientation: N
    Suitable for families? not suitable for children because there is too much space between the pegs and safety rope

If you want to do this tour, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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