From Drena Castle, with a short walk downhill, we reach the entrance to the gorge where the Rio Sallagoni flows. Here we gear up with harness and helmet and we begin the via ferrata with an uphill traverse, facilitated by metal steps and the usual metal wire onto which we clip on our carabiners. The gorge narrows and the via ferrata develops horizontally with a fantastic traverse first on the left side of the gorge, then on the right side. We soon reach a wide crack where jungle vegetation surrounds the river and where we have the chance to build our own “stone men” with the stones of the river.
Soon after we meet the first Tibetan bridge, followed by a second one as we continue along the gorge. Be prepared to get your shoes wet, as we need to cross the stream in sections.
At the end of the via ferrata a stretch of path leads back to the castle of Drena, our starting point.