When I heard about the Breggia gorges near the Italian border, I could hardly believe how interesting they looked. Since I was headed to Ticino, I knew I had to plan in a day there to explore along the river. I spent a fair amount of time crawling down to and around the edge of the river but the photo ops were to to good to pass up.
The area is a designated geological park and there are many signs explaining various geological features which can be seen from the trail.
Right before the beginning of the gorge, the remains of an old cement plant can be viewed.
Then the river begins to flow quicker and the rock formations become more interesting.
The segments along the river vary geologically and farther back into the gorge the types of rock change.
The loop trail heads up into a small village and past an interesting red church built in the 14th century before snaking back down to the trail head.