Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga

From Piano del Fiume to Santa Colomba Hermitage

Itinerary no. 59

On foot         Great Interest: Panorama 
  • Departure: Isola del Gran Sasso
  • Duration: From 1 to 1.30 hours
  • Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
  • Difference in height: From 380 to 400m
  • Recommended Period: from May to November

From Isola del Gran Sasso reach Pretara country hamlet, leave on the right the road leading to Ceriseto and San Pietro, and go ahead towards Pagliara Lake. After a left hairpin bend (730m, 5 km from Isola), take an asphalt road on the right and then a dirt road cut into the mountainside. Follow it crossing Fosso Ruzzo on a concrete bridge (upstream, the torrent forms charming small waterfalls), go beyond the aqueduct and walk along the erosion formations. After a hairpin bend, you will reach along the mountainside Piano del Fiume (850m, 2 km from the hairpin bend) dominated by the wild ravine called Fosso Malepasso.

Further information

Ruzzo Waterfall
Ruzzo Waterfall

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