Today I was more careful and made it to the bridges south of Prata. These rivers are both unusual: the Meduna flows through the mountains west of Tramonti di Sopra, then south until it disappears into the Magredis gravel beds. After a few miles it re-emerges from springs near Cordenons. It then meanders southwestward to the confluence with Fiume Livenza.
The Livenza starts along the pedemontane below Il Cansiglio altopiano. The water emerges from a big spring at La Serenissima and Gorgazo cave near Polcenigo. The water is very clear and fast moving. It heads south through Sacile and Brugnera before joining the Meduna. From here the Livenza meanders south to Caorle on the Adriatico.
On the ride home a storm blew through but I didn’t get too wet, just a bagnato gratis. Fun!
|Meduna River bridge|
|Meduna River bend|
|Livenza River bridge|
|Livenza view north toward its origin|
|Livenza flowing toward the sea|