CASTO: ADVENTURE IN THE CANYON

Interesting features

• experience 400 metres of pure fun among canyons and waterfalls

Mode of Travel: on foot (with guide and tools)
Difficulty: E
Journey time: 2h
Difference in elevation: high

How to get there

From the A4 motorway (Milan-Venice) take the ‘Brescia est ’ exit and continue along the SS45bis towards Madonna di Campiglio, entering the Municipality of Vestone. From the hamlet of Nozza, head towards Casto (6km). Passing through the centre of Casto, follow signs for ‘le Ferrate’ and towards Alone, after a bridge, you will find the car park on the left with indications. At the car park there is an information point and information on the departure points of the various itineraries.

DSC02172The route

A ‘via ferrata’ itinerary for discovering the magnificent ‘Stretta di Luina’. For experts or beginners accompanied by a guide. The yellow itinerary departs from the information point. There is also the option of starting from the blue path (itinerary ‘Among canyons and ancient forges’) and turning off left after around 300m, following the indications for the yellow path (from here we will follow the yellow signs located along the route).

Opening times and contact details

Parco delle Fucine information: http://www.ferratecasto.it http://www.comune.casto.bs.it.

For more information regarding all routes listed and to request an accompanying guide, contact the information point tel. (+39) 3208362239 – (+39) 3928385677 or visit the websites listed above.
The information point is open from April until the end of September from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Open every day in August. Equipment can be hired from the information point.

Municipality of Casto: Piazza della Famiglia, 1 tel. (+39) 036588122
open from Monday to Saturday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Find out more

Free material on the proposed itineraries (more detailed maps of the routes and the ferratas) is available at the Town Hall and the information point.
For more information about the history, local culture and the territory, the following publications are recommended:

• Alberto Rizzi, Casto, Grafo, E45 (available to purchase at the Town Hall)

• Mauro Abatti, Nasego natura cultura e sport in una terra da scoprire, (Nasego nature culture and sport in a land to be explored),E 5 (available to purchase at the Town Hall or Info Point)