Parco dei Gessi Bolognesi e Calanchi dell'Abbadessa

Cycleway of the Gaibola gypsum outcrops

  • Trail Conditions: By bike
  • Interest: Flora, Geology
  • Departure: Stazione ferroviaria San Lazzaro di Savena
  • Duration: half day
  • Difficulty Level: medium
  • Length: 21 km (with deviation to the Molino Grande WWF River Oasis)
  • Difference in height: 200m

Short hill itinerary with quiet significant rises.

After a departure in a urban environment one reaches the park's entrance, characterized by an uncommon rock, the gypsum, and by the related karst environments featuring dolines (large funnel-shape hollows with the classic ponor-cave), small foods, former cultivated lands and small rocks. The river environment is represented by poplars, willows and common alder, with an undergrowth with prevalence of dogwood, elderberry, field maple, common dogwood. Difficulty level: medium ( there is a stretch with a steep rise on a dirt road, which is anyways not prohibitive).

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