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Hike to the ravines of Uriezzo from Premia

Discovering the amazing southern ravine

Val D'Ossola - Valle Antigorio

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length icon Length:
1.5 Km
time icon Our time:
0h45' walking
climb icon Total climb:
80 mt
height icon Min and max height:
585 mt - 650 mt
track ring icon Type of track:
ring track
surface icon Surface:
trail - dirt road
panorama icon Panorama:
southern ravine
coverage icon Cell network coverage:
excellent
winter icon travelled in winter:
no
bike icon travelled by bike:
no

The “Orridi di Uriezzo” (ravines of Uriezzo) are the amazing and sculptural results of the erosion caused by the waters that ran through Valle Antigorio following the last of the four glaciations of the Alps: the Wurmian Glaciation, which happened thousands of years ago when the Toce Glacier was more than 1000 mts thick.

The melting of the glacier gave birth to many rivers that, by vigorously flowing, generated many powerful waterfalls that managed to carve the rocks with their energetic and swirling motion.

The flow rate of Toce gradually reduced, leaving these deep ravines at sight. In Italian they are called “orridi”.

The itinerary goes to the discovery of Orrido Sud (southern ravine), called “Tomb of Uriezzo”. It’s the longest and most spectacular, with gorges as deep as 30 mts.


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