Franziskusweg Zweiter Wasserfall DSC
Franziskusweg Zweiter Wasserfall DSC

Riva Waterfalls

The three waterfalls at Riva di Tures, a natural spectacle near Campo Tures, are a popular hiking destination

In the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park, the Rio Riva stream originates, which flows through the Val di Riva valley and the 100 m deep Tobl Gorge. On its way, it cascades three times down the rocks and forms three waterfalls, which are quite popular. The upper and the middle waterfalls have a height of about 50 m, the lower waterfall is with 10-15 m clearly smaller. While the two lower waterfalls have a natural origin, the upper one is the result of a diversion of the stream to generate electricity. Near Campo Tures, the Rio Riva stream finally flows into the Aurino river.

A panoramic trail proceeds past this natural monument. The Riva Waterfalls - "Reinbachfälle" in German, "Cascate di Riva" in Italian - are accessible from Campo Tures (district of Winkel) in an ascent, or from Tobl in a descent. Also the Saint Francis' Path is part of the hiking trail to the waterfalls. This contemplative trail starts at a gate in the forest near Winkel and ends after 2.2 km at the former castle chapel on a rock spur above Tobl.

A viewing pulpit and a view point offer a beautiful view on the waterfalls, which are particularly impressive in spring, when the snow is melting. Also in hot summer they attract visitors due to the gorgeous cool spray which can be enjoyed along the panorama path or in combination with an adventure on the Fly-Line Waterfall, a 850 m long zipline. In winter, however, the waterfalls are an insiders' tip, when they freeze up and appear as a sparkling ice sculpture.

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The Riva Waterfalls are freely accessible all year round, in winter during a winter hike to the frozen waterfalls (the "Christusfelsen" rock is illuminated in December for the Advent in Tures Taufers).

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