National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago


Eastern Elba – A geological walk from Rio Albano to the Giove Valley

  • Geo Walking
  • Italian

An excursion aimed at discovering the coloured rocks which house the various iron minerals. Departing from Rio Albano, an evocative mining location near Cavo, we enter the mining site ‘Cantiere delle Conche’ to admire the red lake. We will then head back up towards the open quarry of the Giove Valley (which is in the shape of an amphitheatre) where, in the shade of the holm oaks, we can enjoy a spectacular view over the Piombino Canal and the islands of Palmaiola and Cerboli. Meeting place: the in Rio Marina Museum of the del Mining Park at 10.00 am, by car: (0039)565962088 or ‘A Piedi nel Parco’ Guides (0039)3288541878 (mobile). Entrance to the Mining Park costs € 5.00 for adults and € 4.00 for children under 12, to be paid on site for entrance to the Park and museum visit.

Zone Isola d'Elba
Level of difficulty Medium
What to wear Trekking
Duration ore 05:00
Meeting point ore 10:00
Rio Marina, Museum of the del Mining Park
Price € 5.00
In order to partecipate booking is mandatory


This event will take place on 02 November 2012

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