Le Marche: Four Days On foot among Thousand-years old Abbeys

Le Marche: Four Days On foot among Thousand-years old Abbeys

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Le Marche: Four Days On foot among Thousand-years old Abbeys

The adventure starts from San Vittore delle Chiuse, one of the best conserved Romanesque abbeys of Le Marche, passing through the Natural Park of Rossa and Frasassi Gorge, touching the little village of Genga. We immerge ourselves into an attracting Middle-Age atmosphere inside the town centre of Sassoferrato to reach the archeological area of Sentinum, old Roman city and one of the most relevant archeological sites of Le Marche. Like pilgrims, we will visit the abbeys of Santa Croce di Fonte Avellana, Santa Maria di Sitria and Sant’Emiliano in Congiuntoli, surrounded by a fascinating and millenary atmosphere. Last but not least, Hermitage of Santa Maria Infra Saxa and the stunnning Temple of Valadier, built inside a natural cave.

From May to November
  • Included
    5 senses
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1st Day: Abbey of San Vittore delle Chiuse – Genga – Monticelli
Discovering the heart of Le Marche starting from the Natural Park of Rossa and Frasassi Gorge: the landscapes are rich of wonders and harmony, historical-artistic treasures inmerged in an intact and blooming nature. These deep canyions are ploughed by waters of rivers Sentino and Esino. The adventure starts from San Vittore delle Chiuse, one of the best conserved Romanesque abbeys of Le Marche. The hiking continues through with woods and wide views that the natural park offers us to finally arrive at the delicious village of Genga and the small town of Monticelli, both linked to the name of Pope Leone XII who here was born and lived. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight stay in hotel in Genga.

Beginners ★

4 hour walking, Lenght 12 km, 400 m elevation gain.
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2nd Day: Genga - Abbey of Santa Croce di Sassoferrato – archeological area of Sentinum
After breakfast, we’ll start our day among oaks and pines up to the splendid and very interesting Abbey of Santa Croce dei Conti lying in the opposed side of Sassoferrato, in higher position than the river Sentino. After listening its history, we throw ourselves into an attracting Middle-Age atmosphere inside the town centre of Sassoferrato to finally reach the archeological area of Sentinum, old Roman city and one of the most relevant archeological sites of Le Marche. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight stay in hotel in Sassoferrato.

Beginners ★

3 hour walking, Lenght 10 km, 200 m elevation gain.
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3rd Day: Abbey of Sant’Emiliano in Congiuntoli – Abbey of Santa Maria di Sitria – Abbey of Santa Croce di Fonte Avellana
The abbeys of Santa Croce di Fonte Avellana, Santa Maria di Sitria and Sant’Emiliano in Congiuntoli, surrounded by a fascinating and millenary atmosphere, since the dawn of time, host wayfarers and pilgrims who look for rest or protection. Since more than 1 thousand years ago, the territory of High Umbria and Le Marche in the Apennines has been representing an attracting testimony of life and activities performed in these important monastic places. The route is articultated through the umbro-marchigiano ridge among rocky gullies and steep mountain slopes that create a light atmosphere and sights of rare beauty. Dinner in dining-hall and overnight stay in Fonte Avellana.

Passionate ★☆ / Highlander ★

8 hours walking, 23 km Lenght, 600 m elevation gain.   On request, it is possible to organize trasfer between Sassoferrato and Abbey of San’Emiliano in Congiuntoli to shorten the ltrail’s lenght of 10km.
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4th Day: Santa Maria Infra Saxa and Frasassi Caves
Transfer to San Vittore delle Chiuse. Short walking to visit Infra Saxa hermitage and the stunning Valadier Temple built inside the cave itself. Guided tour to the most famous natural caves of Le Marche: Frasassi Caves (facultative). End of our services.

Touristic ★

1 hours walking, 2,5 km Lenght, 100 m gain
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Difficulty code
Physical training level: is this tour fitting you? Read our difficulty code:
Touristic

Touristic

Itineraries on road or large track that don’t require specific training or bearing skills. However, it is necessary to don’t have reduced mobility or cardiovascular disease. 200 m maximum gain and 3 h maximum walking (break excluded)

Difficulty ★☆☆☆

Beginners

Beginners

Itineraries on easy to find tracks. They need a minimum of training and equipment. 400 m maximum gain and 4 h maximum walking (break excluded)

Difficulty ★★☆☆

Passionate

Passionate

Itineraries on easy to find tracks, also in snowy area with moderate slope. They need a minimum of equipment and bearing skills, walking training in mountain condition for few hours. 600 m maximum gain and 5 h maximum walking (break excluded)

Difficulty ★★★☆

Highlander

Highlander

Itineraries not well marked. They need a reasonable mountain knowledge and absence of vertigo. Physical training should be appropriate to a full day walking. 600 m maximum gain and more than 5 h walking (break excluded).

Difficulty ★★★★

TOUR LOCATION

 

Tour info

Allergies and specific diet: Don’t forget to inform us about your specific dietary need. Last minute request may not be accepted. On the route could be difficult to find detail food like gluten – free. For this reason we higly recommend to bring your own food.

Single bedroom: On request with extra cost.

 

Contacts

Travel Agency Il Ponticello Coop. a r.l.
Strada della Chiusa 4/11, 61122 Pesaro (PU)
Tel: +39 0721 482607 (lun/ven 9,30-18,30)
Cell. +39 338 7145465 / 3703028464
E-mail: info@ilponticello.net
IBAN – IT19J0882613300000010102092
SWIFT/BIC – ICRAITRRMY0
Indicate on the payment description:
  1. Name of the activity
  2. Date and place of the activity
  3. Number of participants
C.F./P.I./R.I. 02442890410
REA Number: PS 182058
Capitale sociale € 10.000 versato € 10.000
Iscrizione Albo Cooperative n. A211782

 

Price

Price on request

The price includes:

  • Certified Nature and Walking Guide;
  • 3 Overnight stays include half board;
  • Guided tour to Sant'Emiliano in Congiuntoli Abbey;
  • Guided tour to Fonte Avellana Abbey;
  • Guided tour to Santa Croce di Sassoferrato Abbey;
  • Guided tour to the archeological area of Sassoferrato;
  • Guided tour  to Sitria Abbey;
  • Guided tour to Valadier Temple and Santa Maria Infra Saxa;
  • 3 overnight stays include half board.

The price does not include

  • Transfer to/from meeting point;
  • Entrance Fee to Frasassi Caves;
  • Extra cost for single bedroom;
  • Extra Insurance;
  • What is not indicated in "The price does include" section.

Insurance

Coverage: Polizza Europassistance Viaggi Nostop Gruppi

On request, we can activate: BASE Insurance Policy It should be requested together with the tour booking because it has to be issued within 24 hours from the booking confirmation. Payment has to be done together with the deposit specifying on the payment description “Deposit and BASE Insurance Policy”. Alternatively, it is possible to activate the TOP Cancellation Policy with 15 days before the departure.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation within 30 days before the departure: 25% loss of the total cost;
  • Cancellation from 29 to 16 days before the departure: 50% loss of the total cost;
  • Cancellation from 15 to 6 days before the departure: 75% loss of the total cost;
  • Cancellation within 5 days before the departure: 100% loss

Same penalty are applied to everybody lacking of valid ID or Passport.