One of our easier half day treks to a waterfall is the Salino in the Torbido valley. Just a half hour away from Siderno, this waterfall trek offers the visitor views of
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One of our easier half day treks to a waterfall is the Salino in the Torbido valley. Just a half hour away from Siderno, this waterfall trek offers the visitor views of majestic oak trees and large river boulders in a shady river walk- up to the waterfall. After a short drive along a dirt road over washed out river passageways, you arrive at the beginning of the trail. If you listen carefully you may hear the bells of the mountain goats being driven up the mountain by the shepherd.
Close attention to the river water ponds, may allow you to spot small trout fish or very small fresh water crabs hiding in the shadows. As you ascend the river bed, there is a clearing where once the granite stones were worked to make steps and portals for houses and mills.
After about a thirty minute medium paced walk along the big stones and boulders of the river, bypassing tough areas by utilizing the river bank trekking path, the first view of the 50 meter waterfall known as “Schioppo di Salino” comes into view. Amazing, and a wow moment. The waterfall precipitates with two jumps as the water cascades down the 50 meters to the large pool of water at the bottom of the falls. Welcome, now let’s get our swim suits on (wear them under your clothes) and test the waters while you wade in with shoes on, which works best. Feel the water cool your body as you cool down from the trek to the falls. After soaking in the healthy fresh mountain water, it’s time to relax and take in the heat from the surrounding granite boulders, that have been warmed by the sun earlier in the day. The place is truly enchanting with lush forests of holm oaks and heather, and the sound of the waterfall is mesmerizing, calming and stress relieving.
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Typical Itinerary: Waterfall Trekking, Nature Walk
Transportation: Van or Bus
Distance: From Grand Hotel President 8 Km.
Time: 3 hrs. to go and return
Meal: Half day trips bring your own water and a snack
Required Gear: Runners, socks, hat, t-shirt, shorts, bathing suit, back pack, water, change of clothes
Activity: River Trekking, waterfall viewing, swimming in waterfall
What You See: Heavily forested trekking trail along rivers course, typical views, plants, trees, mountain canyon, river, waterfalls
Difficulty: Level 3, Moderate trekking with obstacles, rocks and water, short times