Chianocco gorge is a spectacular natural phenomenon created by the mountain torrent Prebéc in the calcareous rock. The two, almost vertical, walls are tens of metres high. During the summer, when the torrent is low, it is possible to walk up the river bed, a wonderful experience. The Orrido di Chianocco covers 26 hectares and protects the only area in Piedmont in which the ilex (or holm-oak) grows wild; this tree generally prefers warm/hot climates. Here it grows on the walls of the gorge where the raven also nests. A warning to walkers: although the bottom of the gorge has a narrow path, it is best to avoid it in the event of heavy rain or if there is the possibility of a thunderstorm to avoid risks associated with a sudden rise in river water. Call for more details.
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