Le Marche: Enchanted Mountains of the Wild National Park
Le Marche: Enchanted Mountains of the Wild National Park
Sibillini Mountain National Park with its unique flora and fauna will welcome visitors in the best way. Of the numerous myths that regard the Sibillini zone ( known since Medieval times as a land of demons, necromancers and fairies), the most famous are those linked to the Prophetess Sibyl. We will hike to the crown of Sibilla Mountain to see the entrance of the legendary cave. We couldn’t miss also Lame Rosse, Le Marche “little Cappadocia”, their particular shape is reminiscent of pinnacles and towers and the red colour will remind Mars landscape. The area is rich in history and culinary tradition as well…and we will not miss them!
Departure14th - 17th May
1st Day: Camporotondo di Fiastrone and sorroundings
Arrival in Camporotondo around 3 pm, accommodation at “Al Respiro nel Bosco” Agritourism and welcoming coffee break.
In the afternoon an easy hike in surrounding hills in contact with the biodiversity of the area, the cultivated fields and well-preserved rural environment.
Dinner in a typical agritourism in Camporotondo.
2 hours walking, 200m elevation gain + .
2nd Day: Abbadia di Fiastra and Urbisaglia
After a typical breakfast, we will go to Abbadia di Fiastra, where we can visit the famous Fiastra Abbey. Time seems to stand still to preserve enchanted memories: the solemn Abbey founded by Cistercensi in 1142 d. C., the biggest roman ruin of Urbs – Salvia raided by barbarians between 408 and 410 d. C., the medieval town of Urbisaglia with its fortress and castle.
Packed lunch in the park around the Abbey. On the way back we will stop to visit Tolentino with the famous St. Nicola’s Cathedral.
Typical dinner in the Agritourism.
3rd Day: Mystery Hike in Mt Sibilla
After breakfast we will reach Sibilla Refuge. From there we will start our hiking tour. After a steep hill, we will reach an amazing lookout that dominate Infernaccio Gorge and Tenna Valley. Close to the famous “crown” of Sibilla Mountain we will see the legendary entrance of Sibilla Cave, where myth and reality are mixed. Packed lunch on the top. On the way back we will stop to Sarnano to admire its important buildings: S. Maria di Piazza Church, popolo Palace, Podestà Palace and Priori Palace).
4 hours walking, 650m elevation+
Breakfast and transfer to Fiastra lake where we will start our hiking tour. Hidden by Mt. Fiegni, Lame Rosse are an incredible geological structure modelled by rain and wind. With the sunlight this “natural monument” will shine in all its “red beauty”.
3 hours walking, 250m elevation+
It will be lunch time! We will go to visit the Organic farm Maggi&Vecchioni, in Borgiano, for an amazing tasting of cured meats products like the soft salami “Ciauscolo” and other delicatessen. This business is one of the 9 farm that less then 2 years ago decided to join together to form a cooperative, recognized by Le Marche Region as “Organic Rural District”.
Final greetings and late afternoon departures!
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)
BeginnersItineraries on easy to find tracks. They need a minimum of training and equipment. 400 m maximum gain and 4 h maximum walking (break excluded)
PassionateItineraries 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)
HighlanderItineraries 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).
Tour infoMinimum number of participants: 6 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
ContactsTravel 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: firstname.lastname@example.org IBAN – IT19J0882613300000010102092 SWIFT/BIC – ICRAITRRMY0 Indicate on the payment description:
- Name of the activity
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The price includes:
-1 Welcome Coffee break;
-3 nights with breakfast included;
-3 typical dinners;
-1 organic product tasting;
-Certified Nature and Walking Guide;
-Transfer from/to accomodation to hiking starting point.
The price does not include
- Personal insurance;
- Personal extras;
- Packed Lunch;
- Transfer from/to airport (possible on request);
- Entrance fee to Museum or Archeological site;
- Anything not indicated in “The prices includes"
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 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.