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The Calnègia valley in the Bavona valley is home to the 100 m waterfall in Foroglio. A long valley with a long tradition.
Distance 8.4 km
Highest point1,110 m
Lowest point682 m
Foroglio is known for its waterfall and scenic beauty, and because many tours start from there. Ascend the steep stone steps next to the thundering waterfall up to Puntid, where the Val Calnègia opens up: a long green valley, nestled within cliffs and mountain peaks and incorporating three summer alps.
The first, Puntid, is characterised by flowering meadows, an arched bridge and the stream rushing below. Towards the valley, a new suspension bridge leads to Splüia Bèla (splüi are shelters under boulders once used by cattle and shepherds).
The second alp, Gerra, is a flood plain where more splüi are located. Cattle (mother cows) and goats spend the summer here. The red-and-white path traverses a varied landscape featuring woods, meadows, boulders and streams.
Calnègia, the third alp, is distinguished by its traditional rustici and forms the end of the valley. Many alpine tours start from here. You take the same route back to Foroglio. Check the bus timetable to/from Foroglio.