Hello, I state that the following description dates back to my descent of 2012, so information on trunks or other could be obsolete.
Maé shows an unmissable and unforgettable gorge of about 4-5 km of II, with some rapid III at the beginning (of which the first to be transhipped by foot, initially on the right and then on the left for siphon and trunks). The river must have descended with a low level of water (under the bridge of the SS 51, the water must just touch lightly the artificial - see photo "116c-Livelli_Ponte presbarco e idrometro" at "http://www.brianzatour.org/report.php?IDReport=12_JC_MAE
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The landing (disembarkation) is possible downstream of the bridge of the main road (ref. SS.51) toward Longarone (in the province of Belluno), before the confluence with the Piave. Traveling SS.51 northwards, towards Longarone, enter in the industrial area of the same name just before the bridge over the Maè river and pass the ecological oasis (Ecomont) to park at the end of the road on the orographic right (GPS: Lat.46 ° 15 '35 " N Long.12 ° 18 '00 "W).
Boarding: from the disembarkation bridge back towards Longarone on the SS.51; after about 500m take a small road on the left under a railway underpass. Follow this road and turn left at the first intersection (on the right you would go towards Longarone), pass a not very obvious bridge on the river (you pass on the right orographic) and then on the right at the road where there is the sign on which is writte cemetery toward the left. Go up the narrow street that runs up the throat (on the right bank, the road begins to rise from a sign with a writing "Macello"). Follow it for about 3.5 km up to an obvious stone bridge. To the right of the bridge, take a path that descends steeply to the bottom of the gorge.
GPS: Lat.46 ° 15 '54 "N Long.12 ° 15' 54" E
I'm sorry for my bad English, but thanks google translator that sometimes helps me.
You can find some pictures and other information (in italian) at the following links:
- my 2012 descent report: http://www.brianzatour.org/report.php?IDReport=12_JC_MAE
- description worksheet on CKfiumi: https://ckfiumi.net/consulta.phtml/403/459
Have a good descent, but check well the water level before entering and remember that boarding almost certainly requires rope and carabiner to lower the canoes and possibly to ensure the safety of people (especially if the ground is wet)