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Rio delle Foglie Gorge in Aldino

The hike through the gorge and round the "Bletterbach Geopark" becomes a special experience, a journey through millennia of the Earth's history.
The Rio delle Foglie Gorge in the South Tyrol Geo Park affords insights into the interior of the mountains, into the world of the rocks. The canyon is the result of weathering and erosion. Since the Ice Age, some 15,000 years ago, the Bletterbach stream has carved itself a groove along a length of about 8 kilometres up to 400 m deep through various geological eras

Stratum after stratum has been laid bare. 10 billion tons of rock have been eroded and transported to the Val d'Adige. These strata can now be studied like a book.
In contrast to the confused relationships in other areas of the Alps, the strata in the canyon of the Rio delle Foglie Gorge are in sound condition. The construction of the rock gives indications as to its origin and as to the climate and environmental conditions some 250 million years ago.

Furthermore, traces of dinosaurs have been found in the strata of the Val Gardena sandstone. Well-preserved impressions of plant parts and numerous traces of rooting and gnawing open up a picture of the plant world and the soil organisms at the time. Fossils in the marine deposits such as mussels, snails and Cephalopoda attest to life in warm, tropical seas.

Experience special days in the Geo Park in Aldino/Redagno: exciting, eventful and instructive, but at the same time an activity, which is gentle for human and nature.
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