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Circuit in the Santa Giustina canyon via the Santa Giustina hermitage

· 4 reviews · Hiking trail · Val di Non
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A walk ideal for children, too, which ventures in one of the many canyons that rivet the Val di Non: Santa Giustina’s canyon. A new bridge crosses the river Noce at the bottom of the canyon, leading hikers to the other bed of the river and admire the picturesque hermitage hailing back to the 13th century
Distance 3 km
1:30 h
100 m
100 m
547 m
462 m
This itinerary starts at the car park next to Tassullo train station. The first stretch of this walk descends along paths cutting across apple orchards, to then become steeper on a path recently fitted with a handrail and banisters to make it more secure.You’ll reach the bottom of the canyon where a brand new wooden bridge crosses the river Noce, which has just started its course after flowing from the Santa Giustina dam. Head uphill to the other side of the canyon which, thanks to its south-westerly exposure is blessed by mild temperatures even in the heart of autumn. Here lie the remains of the ancient hermitage of Santa Giustina.The uphill stretch comes to an end via a slightly exposed part fitted with a banister, to then reach the apple orchards and end the tour in the nearby village of Tassullo.

Author’s recommendation

Nel paese di Tassullo si tova il signorile Castel Valer, una residenza privata che da poco ha aperto le sue porte grazie a delle visite guidate. info e orari su 

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Update: April 15, 2021
Highest point
547 m
Lowest point
462 m
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Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints

The Santa Giustina gorge is also a Nature Park of the Trentino, a protected oasis which safeguards the flora and fauna biodiversity of this area.These areas have become incredibly rare to the massive changes wrought by mankind, making the preservation of the same of tantamount importance to maintain nature’s genetic biodiversity.For further information on the Natura Park, click here: Santa Giustina gorge.


Railway station in Tassullo (545 m)
46.340434, 11.053082
46°20'25.6"N 11°03'11.1"E
32T 657995 5133921


Railway station in Tassullo

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park near Tassullo train station, follow the white-red signs for directions to the Hermitage of Santa Giustina.

Go under the subway which allows you to safely cross the train tracks, and take a left coasting the tracks briefly on an asphalt road. Continue following the red-white signs on walls and the asphalt, descending into the apple orchard, and then take a right a few metres before the asphalt road turns into a gravel road. Continue following the signs to reach the bran new bridge across the river Noce.

The bottom of the gorge where the river flows is also a Nature Park. You can still see the wych elm forests and birds such as the colourful river kingfisher, the dipper – an expert diver – and the black-feathered bird called dabchick.Getting back uphill is fairly quick and you’ll find yourself in the orchard in no time. On the right you’ll see a sign for the village of Dermulo, just a 15-minute walk away.

To complete the circuit and return to Tassulo, continue across the orchard following the red-white signs on the cement pillars that bear the weight of the facilities for planting apples.

Reach a rest area on the edge of the provincial road next to the dam of Santa Giustina. Follow the pavement coasting the dam and reach the spacious car park next to a high street with some shops, a cafe, and a restaurant. Cross the park, take a left, and continue on an asphalted road running across the field leading to Tassullo station, and by so doing avoid traffic.


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Trentino Trasporti Esercizio, fermata Tassullo del treno


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46.340434, 11.053082
46°20'25.6"N 11°03'11.1"E
32T 657995 5133921
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Questions and answers

Question from daniela pic · May 31, 2020 · Community
adatto ad un cane di taglia media?
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Answered by Silvia Gentilini · June 01, 2020 · APT Val di Non
Il primo tratto che scende da Tassullo fino al torrente è molto ripida. Quindi se il cane è esuberante e tende a tirare c'è il pericolo di scivolare! La risalita in direzione di Dermulo invece è meno ripida


daniela pic
June 02, 2020 · Community
la mia prima volta verso un eremo: per me è stato abbastanza impegnativo arrivarci ma decisamente molto belli i paesaggi attraversati. Sono andata da sola con la mia amica Alice(cagnotta). Il sentiero, lasciata la strada che costeggia la ferrovia non era chiaramente segnato ed ho girato un bel po' a vuoto; fra i meleti; cercandolo. Si scende per un sentiero scosceso con una pendenza non indifferente e ghiaioso che per buona parte è costeggiato da un passamano costituito da una fune in acciaio. Il torrente Noce, infondo al forro è magnifico.
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When did you do this route? June 01, 2020
Emmanuele Prudenzano
August 15, 2019 · Community
bello. ma non lo classificherei tra quelli facili. discesa e salita ripide ed impegnative. non adatto ai nonni o persone con difficoltà a camminare.
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When did you do this route? August 15, 2019
Photo: Emmanuele Prudenzano, Community
Photo: Emmanuele Prudenzano, Community
Erik Morren
August 02, 2019 · Community
Great short trail. I would not do this with young kids <5.
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When did you do this route? August 02, 2019
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Photo: Erik Morren, CC BY-SA, Community
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3 km
1:30 h
100 m
100 m
Highest point
547 m
Lowest point
462 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest


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