I heard about these caves above Maniago and had to go see them. It’s a quick ride from our house past Maniago to Busa del Colvera on the mountain bike. Several groups of climbers were scaling the vertical walls of the gorge this morning. I crossed the main road at the bridge between the tunnels and then continued along the gorge until I reached a gravel road turning off to the left. This descends to Torrente Colvera, and then continues to the left where the river splits. Easy woodland road for awhile, then heads up a bit with some concrete sections around 12-13%.
You arrive at Landri Scur and follow a trail to the left. Here are several cave openings (blocked with iron grates today) in a beautiful zone of ferns and mosses.
Then you continue on to Landri Viert, with another short steep hiking trail where you can view the large cave opening.
I intended to follow a trail to Val di Frina or Buffui on the Pala Barzana road but couldn’t find it. So I returned to the main road and turned up through Val di Frina. No signs but I saw a couple of left turning dirt roads that might connect to the trail- have to explore later. Then on the Pala Barzana road I found the other trail. That looked pretty steep- definitely be pushing the bike up that gradient.
Pala Barzana climb and descent were fun as always. At the recreation area along Torrente Alba below Andreis a big crowd was picnic-ing, playing, enjoying the last few weekends of summer. Great ride!
|Take the gravel road down hill to the left|
|Landri Scur cave opening is the dark area (locked with grate for safety)|
|To the right another opening|
|Another, maybe 50 meters northeast|
|Up above a rock formation with even more holes|
|This was 50 meters to the west.|
|Reminds me of Natural Bridge Virginia, which |
was on the way to grandmother's house in NJ
|Landri Viert from above, with 2 much larger cave openings|
|A close up of the right Landi Viert cave opening|
|Close up of the left Landri Viert cave opening|
|On Pala Barzana road the trailhead at Buffui|