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Wed, Jun 15


Piazza Arnolfo di Cambio

Colle Val d’Elsa: River Walk

Come for a lovely walk and swim along the Elsa River.

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Colle Val d’Elsa: River Walk
Colle Val d’Elsa: River Walk

Time & Location

Jun 15, 2022, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Piazza Arnolfo di Cambio, Piazza Arnolfo di Cambio, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa SI, Italy


About the Event

Description:  Our walk begins with the "Steccaia" and the "Callone Reale", two hydraulic engineering works that since the 11th century channeled the river waters into the "gore", artificial canals that carry water towards the cities and which over the centuries have served to power energy for mills, paper mills, ironworks and other artisanal and industrial activities.

 Immediately after the "Steccaia" we find the "Diborrato", where the waters of the Elsa undergo a sudden jump creating a waterfall of about 15 meters forming a sort of small lake about 10 meters deep. 

 The river is suitable for swimming, so we can jump in and cool off. What a great way to spend a few hours immersed in nature.

Distance: About 8 km max 

Total climb : 70m

Terrain: River side, dirt roads  and Paths in Forests

Level:  Easy ( some walking in rock Paths over water and forest walking)

What to bring: Hiking boots, poles, Backpack, water, sunglasses, binoculars, snacks. Bathing suit! Towel!

Meeting point: Piazza Arnolfo di cambio. Colle Val d ‘Elsa

Driving is about 40minutes from Porta Romana 

Cost: 25 Euro

Please comit to pay at time of sign up. See cancelation policy for more details. 


  • Adult ticket: 25 Euro

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  • Kids: 15 Euro

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