6 kilometer wild canyon, crystal clear mountain water, nature reserve
The well known canyon starts in Mauthen. From there, the Valentin stream snakes through a wild-romantic canyon with 300 meter tall cliffs. Fishers can reach the first 1,5 kilometers on an inspection trail. The fish are very shy so anglers won’t net a catch if they don’t carefully creep up to the waters. Since the canyon is very shady, there are a many but also smaller fish. At the end of the developed trail, water shoes and helmets will allow fishers to explore the inner canyon.
The upper section of the gorge can be easily reached from the road of the Monte Croce Carnico Pass (Plöckenstraße). Starting from about 600 metres after the Ederwirt inn, following the old Roman road, one reaches the Valentin. The mountain stream flows towards the gorge through all of eight waterfalls. The deep green colour of the pools is astonishing. There are multitudes of small darting fish as well as some large specimens of common trout and of beautifully coloured char. This part of the Klamm is not at all suitable for angling with a fly-hook but is beautiful thanks to its landscape as well as being a very demanding excursion, a real challenge for the body.