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Info and reservations

Guided tours are held daily from April to mid-November. Reservation required.

The time of the visits is communicated at the time of booking.

Visits are held:

  • In spring and autumn at 10.00 am or at 14.00 pm. On request also in other times.

  • In summer (July and August) about every half an hour or every hour from 9.30 am to 16.00 pm.

Go to frequently asked questions to find out what you need to know.


Phone booking required at 0039 (0)463 850000
or directly at the Cooperativa Smeraldo office


Ticket office and meeting point:
Fondo - San Giovanni Square, 9 - in the center of the village, at the Cooperativa Smeraldo office


2.5 km in total, 145 meters in altitude, 1200 steps, about 2 hours of excursion



Domande frequenti

1. When is it possible to visit the Canyon?

Every day, including holidays, from April to mid-November (varies depending on weather conditions).

2. How and when should I make reservation?

Reservations can be made by phone or directly on site at the office of the Cooperativa Smeraldo, preferably 1-2 days in advance.

For groups, it is advisable to book with a few weeks in advance.

3. Where does the visit start?

The meeting point for the visit is at the office of the Cooperativa Smeraldo - S. Giovanni Square, 9 in Fondo.

Show up about 10 minutes earlier to buy entrance tickets.

4. Where can I park?

There are several parking options in the center of Fondo, which are maximum a 10-minute walk from S. Giovanni Square.

Campers and buses should park near Smeraldo Lake above the village of Fondo.

5. What equipment does the organization provide and what is the recommended clothing?

Equipment provided by the organization includes sanitized protective helmet (MANDATORY) and disposable bonnet.

PLEASE NOTE: THE ORGANIZATION DOES NOT PROVIDE HELMETS FOR CHILDREN 1 TO 3 YEARS OF AGE - Children 1 to 3 years of age, carried in baby carrier backpacks, are allowed ONLY if they have a protective helmet. Babies under 1 year old are not allowed. 

It is recommended to wear comfortable hiking or gym shoes and to bring a k-way or waterproof jacket for water splashes or in case of uncertain weather.

6. Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are allowed only if they are small and easily transportable because the path is entirely on perforated metal grating and they can hurt their paws or get scared.

7. I have heart disease or suffer from vertigo, do you recommend the visit?

The visit is not recommended for heart patients and those who suffer a lot from vertigo and claustrophobia because of the possibility of fatigue (1.200 steps in total, 140 meters of difference in height) and because of the presence of high points (walkways are about 40-50 meters above the stream) and narrow passages.

Entrance fees and offers

Adults and young girls/boys from 13 years old: 12 euros

Children btw. 6-12 years old: 8 euros

Children under 6 years old: free

Groups from 20/25 participants:

  • Adults and young girls/boys from 13 years old: 10 euros

  • Children btw. 6-12 years old: 8 euros

    + 1 entrance free every 20/25 participants


Family Offer (2 adults + 2 children btw. 6-12 years old): 35 euros

Offer for Trentino Guest Card holders: 20% discount on full entrance fees (even in the case of groups of more than 20/25 participants)

  • Adults and young girls/boys from 13 years old: 10 euros

  • Children btw. 6-12 years old: 6 euros

Offer for visiting the Museum The House of Water for the visitors of the Rio Sass Canyon:

  • Adults and young girls/boys from 15 years old: 3 euros

  • Children btw. 6-14 years old: 2 euros

Offer for Vivicamper Card, Mezzana Marilleva Estate Card and Südtirol Alto Adige Guest Pass (only accomodations in Val di Non) holders: 1 euro discount on full entrance fees (1 euro discount also on the entrance fees of the museum The House of Water)

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