Hike to the Riva Waterfalls

The impressive Riva Waterfalls in the Riva Valley can be visited in a circular walk close to Campo di Tures.

Starting point for our walk is the village centre of Campo Tures (864 m a.s.l.), where we cross the bridge over the Rio Aurina and follow the course of this river. At a crossing at Bad Winkel we follow the trail n° 2 and cross the Riva brook. At the parking area we follow the path no. 1 through the Riva gorge, where we immediately reach the first waterfall, which is 10 m high. Now we continue slightly upwards and we walk on the St. Francis’ Path. Afterwards the paths split and we take the left one at the crossing, leading us the way up. Now we pass a small cave and a reflection area with wooden statues.

Then we continue on the left, up the stairs and above the Riva Gorge. The second waterfall, slightly higher than the first, enters our sight. A trail leads us the way to the third waterfall, which is about 40 m high and also the most impressive one. Shortly before reaching the third waterfall, however, we traverse the gorge and reach another crossing, walking the way up. We keep on the right side and follow the Saint Francis’ Path. We pass the Saint Francis’ Chapel and reach the Valle di Riva road. After descending along it for a short while, we reach the crossing to Acereto. Now we follow the path no. 6B to Acereto.

Across meadows and woods we reach the sunny mountain village, where we stop at the Naturhotel Moosmair and enjoy the view from there. In order to return to Campo Tures we take the path no. 10 and pass the Nöckler and Bircher farms before reaching the valley, where our hike ends.

Please note: impressive natural monument, particularly in summer, when the waterfalls carry more water than in other seasons. In the cold season, however, the Riva Waterfalls are a popular destination for a winter hike. The frozen waterfalls are breathtaking!

Important: if you want to do this hiking tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Campo Tures (village centre)
Signpost: 1, 2 (Saint Francis’ Path), 6B, 10.
Distance: approx. 8.7 km
Walking time: 3.5 hours
Altitude difference: 550 m
Altitude: between 860 and 1,350 m a.s.l.
Further information: Campo Tures tourist board, phone: +39 0474 678076

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