We will discover the famous crags of the Valdarno at sunset, for a proposal of great scenic impact, fun and suitable for everyone!
A riot of bizarre shapes formed by clay sediments and subsequently shaped by external agents, a phenomenon that attracted the attention of Leonardo da Vinci who made the background in the Mona Lisa.
Lands of great charm and mystery, from the springs of sulphur water to the findings of prehistoric animals, the Balze will be the absolute protagonists of our evening. We will immerse ourselves in the twilight atmosphere of dusk, watching the "Camini delle Fate" illuminate under the last lights of the evening.
This easy panoramic loop hike may present some slippery during the first part in case of rain. Starting from Castelfranco di Sopra, we will walk along the "sentiero dell'Acqua Zolfina", inside the natural area "Le Balze". We will descend the "Borro delle Fossate" entering a lush valley where alders and white willows stand out, to continue on a dirt road through undulating vineyards to Botriolo, where we will approach the characteristic geological formations that for conformation and colours reminiscent of the more famous North American parks such as Bryce Canyon.
The chromatic contrast between these "Camini delle Fate" and the underlying vineyards is something unique. we will make a detour to the characteristic village of Piantravigne, from where we will enjoy an incomparable view of the "Balze".
Continuing our journey we will walk along the "Borro dell'Acqua Zolfina", a watercourse with opaque colour as evidence of the presence of sulfur and between the last glimpses of the "Balze" we will go back to Castelfranco to visit the village.
The tour will take place on Monday 31th October, from 5 pm.
In this proposal:
- Castelfranco di Sopra, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy
- The Natural Protected Area of the "Balze" of the Valdarno
- Piantravigne and il "Canto" of "Inferno"
- The sunset on the "Balze"