Top 10 Geologic Formations in Province of South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige

August 23, 2021 Franklyn Hardiman

Discover the best top things to do in Province of South Tyrol, Italy including Seiser Alm - Alpe di Siusi, Torrente Passirio, Piramidi di terra, GEOPARC Bletterbach - UNESCO World Heritage, Collina di Tarces, Rittner Erdpyramiden - Piramidi di Terra del Renon, Piramidi di Terra, Gola del Rio Plima, Telecabin Forcella del Sassolungo, Piramidi di Terra.
Restaurants in Province of South Tyrol

1. Seiser Alm - Alpe di Siusi

Via Compaccio 8, 39040, Castelrotto Italy http://www.seiseralm.it/en/holiday-dolomites/alpe-di-siusi.html
Excellent
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5.0 based on 150 reviews

Seiser Alm - Alpe di Siusi

Reviewed By Castledoc

Been here in early September. The landscape of the Seiser Alm is super beautiful, offers amazing views and the whole infrastructure is very well developed. Leasure options for everybody and all levels of difficulty. For very good reason this area is recognized as UNESCO world heritage. Must go when in south tyrol.

2. Torrente Passirio

Via Passo Giovo, San Leonardo in Passiria Italy http://ambiente.provincia.bz.it/acqua/fiumi-torrenti-alto-adige.asp?news_action=4&news_article_id=541803
Excellent
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5.0 based on 1 reviews

Torrente Passirio

3. Piramidi di terra

Perca Italy http://www.hiwio.com/de/Artikel/Die-Erdpyramiden-bei-Percha-325
Excellent
58%
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34%
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7%
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4.5 based on 445 reviews

Piramidi di terra

Reviewed By JMGeneva - Geneva, Switzerland

Really worth the detour from the main valley road (about 20 minutes each way, plus about 1hr roundtrip walk from the Schönblick point + the time you spend there, altogether 2 solid hours). Spectacular landscape, of unbelievably thin earth needles supporting stones. Nicely made easy path allowing perfect views. A must.

4. GEOPARC Bletterbach - UNESCO World Heritage

Localita Lerch 40, 39040 Aldino Italy +39 0471 886946 [email protected] http://www.bletterbach.info/
Excellent
62%
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4.5 based on 201 reviews

GEOPARC Bletterbach - UNESCO World Heritage

Welcome at the UNESCO - World Heritage GEOPARC Bletterbach in Aldein & Radein. At the southwestern foothills of the Dolomites you can find adventure parks, learning center, nature monuments and an impressive Canyon with its geological treasures and diverse landscapes. Discover the history of earth in one of the most beautiful areas in South Tyrol.

5. Collina di Tarces

Malles Venosta Italy
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Collina di Tarces

6. Rittner Erdpyramiden - Piramidi di Terra del Renon

Valle di Rio Rivellone, 39054 Soprabolzano, Renon Italy +39 0471 356100 [email protected] http://www.ritten.com/en/highplateau/highlight/earth-pyramids.html
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4.5 based on 332 reviews

Rittner Erdpyramiden - Piramidi di Terra del Renon

Europe's tallest and most perfectly shaped earth pyramids are to be found on the Renon mountain in several locations: in the gorge of the Finsterbach creek between Longomoso and Monte di Mezzo, in the Katzenbach-creek gorge below Soprabolzano, and in the gorge of Gasters in Auna di Sotto. Earth pyramids consist of cone-shaped pillars formed by deposited clay and a boulder on top - they often form rather bizarre shapes, and tend to be shrouded in mystery. But there is an explanation for their existence. Earth pillars started forming from moraine clay soil left behind after the last Ice Age when the glaciers of the Valle d'Isarco covering the valley melted away. In dry condition the soil is hard as stone, but, as soon as it rains, it turns into a soft muddy mass, starts sliding, and so forms 10 to 15-meter-steep slopes. Through additional rainfall, these slopes will erode. However, where there are rocks in the muddy mass, the clay soil underneath these rocks stays protected from the rain. So, while the surrounding material is continually carried off with the weather, the protected pillars literally rise out of the ground to form majestic earth pyramids. It's hard to tell how long the formation of a full-blown earth pyramid actually takes, simply because it depends on too many factors. It's just as difficult to assert how old an earth pyramid might be or can get. What we can say for certain though is that the biggest and prettiest ones develop over the timespan of thousands of years. Once the boulder falls from its peak, an earth pyramid quickly bites the dust. When this happens, the material below is naked, exposed to the rain, and the pillar shrinks with every rainfall. While one earth pyramid vanishes through this process, a bit further up the slope the next one comes to life.

Reviewed By ianusgrecus

These are interesting geological formations and offer a nice hike from the Ritten train station station on hike-route 24. A great way to spend a morning or afternoon if you are in Bolzano. June 2018 costs are €10 for Ritten funicular from Bolzano (return) + €6 Ritten train (return).

7. Piramidi di Terra

39030 Terento Italy http://hiwio.com/de/Artikel/Natur-und-Kulturweg-in-Terenten-320
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Piramidi di Terra

8. Gola del Rio Plima

Martello Italy http://www.comune.martello.bz.it
Excellent
78%
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Gola del Rio Plima

9. Telecabin Forcella del Sassolungo

39048, Selva di Val Gardena Italy
Excellent
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4.0 based on 113 reviews

Telecabin Forcella del Sassolungo

Reviewed By TracyGars - Little Rock, United States

These so called “Coffin Lifts’ are a MUST experience if ever in the Valgardena, Passo Sella area in the Dolomites! The previous reviewers are spot on with their descriptions. These two person max, coffin-like pod lifts that take you to the top of Passo Sella are literally out of this world! Crazy!!!! What an adrenaline rush. Getting on and off is serious business as these small pods circle around, a door slides open and two guys at the bottom literally pick you up and shove you in! And you had better be quick and organized if two of you are jumping aboard. These babies don’t slow down for you. The ride to the top is not only an experience of a life time as the coffin lifts squeak and sway with the wind. There’s no sitting down and two people are in each other face with no where to move. The beauty that surrounds you is unbelievable!!! When you finally make it to the top, get ready, two guys are awaiting you to literally catch you as the door slides open for a brief moment and you jump out into their arms! Wowza!!!! If considering this area, you MUST GO and experience this!!!!!

10. Piramidi di Terra

Val di Tires, Collepietra, Cornedo all'Isarco Italy http://www.collepietra.it/piramidi-terra-collepietra.htm
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4.0 based on 10 reviews

Piramidi di Terra

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