Le Marche – On foot exploring the hidden pearls of the region

Le Marche – On foot exploring the hidden pearls of the region

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Le Marche – On foot exploring the hidden pearls of the region

Marche…

May - June / September - October
  • Included
    5 senses
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1st Day: CLIFF AND BEACHES OF SAN BARTOLO NATURAL PARK
Panoramic terrace overhanging the sea, crossing point of migratory birds, mediterranean vegetation and smell of Scotch Broom: this is the Natural Reserve of San Bartolo, ideal for walking on the seashore and for a refreshing swim in the sea. POINTS OF INTEREST: Fiorenzuola di Focara and Casteldimezzo villages, Vallugola bay and “panoramic rooftop” ACTIVITY - Possibility of a refreshing swim in the sea; - Visit of Fiorenzuola di Focara village; - Linear trail. TRANSFER From Numana to San Bartolo Natural Park 100km, 70 minutes.

Beginners ★★

3 hours walking, Lenght 6 km, 200 m gain.
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2nd Day: CONERO CROSSING AND CAMERANO CAVES
Crossing of Conero Mountain, from an old Camaldolese Convent to the Black Stone beach, one of the most beautiful spot of the Adriatic. A trail sorrounded by Maquis shrubland smelling wild flowers and enjoying the colour of lentisk, cistus and strawberry tree. We will end the day with a visit to the Camerano Caves, where visitors discover a fairy and misterious village. POINTS OF INTEREST: Pian Grande, San Pietro al Conero church, Roman caves, petroglyphs ACTIVITY - Loop trail; - Guided tour of Camerano Caves. TRANSFER From Numana to Conero Natural Park 10 km, 15 minutes

Passionate ★★

4 hours walking, 10 km lenght, 600 m gain.
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3rd Day: WEST – EAST CROSSING OF ROSSA AND FRASASSI GORGES
Time and space perception will radically change inside the Frasassi Gorge and Rossa one. Sorrounded by this stunning landscape, from the top of Murano mountain or from Occhialoni hole we can see the Golden Eagle in her natural habitat. We will end this day visiting the picturesque village of Serra San Quirico. POINTS OF INTEREST: San Vittore delle Chiuse Church, Pierosara, Occhialoni hole, Cerqueto, Vernino Cave, Murano mountain. Serra San Quirico ACTIVITY - Linear trail; - Tour of Serra San Quirico; - In case of rain we will do a guided tour of Frasassi Caves and of Fabriano Paper Museum. TRANSFER From Numana to Serra San Quirico70 km, 60 minutes

Highlander ★★★

6 walking, 16 km Lenght, 850 m gain.
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4th Day:ON THE BRIGANDS TRAIL: FURLO GORGE NATURAL RESERVE
Walking on the Pietralata mountain, inside the Natural Reserve of Furlo Gorge, along the paths used by brigands like the Grossi Gang in the second half of the XIX century. Reached the panoramic terrrace called “Mussolini profile”, we will observe a royal Eagle nest still used by this superbe animal. From Furlo we will move to Urbino, Renaissance capital, UNESCO World Heritage. POINTS OF INTEREST: Furlo Dam, Pietralata Mountain, Pelingo Sanctuary. ACTIVITY - Linear trail; - Guided Tour of Urbino. TRANSFER From Numana to Urbino 115 km, 90 minutes

Highlander ★★★★

6 hours walking, 12 km Lenght, 800 m gain
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5th Day: ASCOLI PICENO: LE CENTO TORRI E DEGUSTAZIONE IN CANTINA
We’ll then meet a local tour guide to discover the beauties of Ascoli Piceno. It is considered one of the most monumental medieval towns in Italy. It is known as “the town of one hundred towers” for its many belfries and towers that stand out from the rooftops. At the centre of the town, you’ll find “Piazza del Popolo”, undoubtably the main square of the town, where the most important building overlooks: Capitani del Popolo Palace (XIII sec.), Caffè Meletti, San Francesco Church (XIII – XVI sec.) and Loggia dei Mercanti. We will then move to Torano Nuovo for the tasting of Emidio Pepe’s wines. We will find ourselves in a strip of land located between the Adriatic Sea on one side and the Gran Sasso on the other, which provides the perfect microclimate to allow the vines to grow and produce grapes of exceptional quality. We will taste the Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC, an ancient native grape of Abruzzo, Pecorino Colli Aprutini IGT, a typical grape of the Southern Marche and Northern regions of Abruzzo, and Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC, from Montepulciano grapes vinified like a white wine. ACTIVITY - Guided Tour of Ascoli Piceno; - Wine tasting and tour of Organic Farm “Emidio Pepe”. TRANSFER From Numana to Ascoli Piceno 115 km, 75 minutes  
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6th Day: LAME ROSSE, FIASTRA LAKE AND MACERETO SANCTUARY
Today we will visit the National Park of Sibillini Mountains. We will walk through Lame Rosse, famous for their strange rock formations: the sun will colour with amazing warm tonalities these natural monuments. This area is also rich of spirituality, proved by the excistence of buildings like Macereto Sanctuary. And then, cold cuts and cheese tastings directly to the producer. POINTS OF INTEREST: Fiastra Lake, Lame Rosse, National Park of Sibillini Mountains., ACTIVITY - Linear trail; - Cold cuts and cheese tasting TRANSFER From Numana to Fiastra 100 km, 80 minutes

Beginners ★★

3 hours walking, 8 km Lenght, 250 m gain
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7th Day: PIORACO GORGE AND THE MONSTER PLACE
Along the Potenza River Valley we will discover a place with an ancient charm: Pioraco Gorge. Our path will cross waterfall, ravine and natural monster - shaped sculpture created by centuries of erosion. This little natural spot became the scenery of the local artist Antonio Ciccarelli. His creativity found here the perfect place to represent itself. POINTS OF INTEREST: Pioraco Gorge, Pioraco village. ACTIVITY - Loop trail; - Visit of Pioraco village TRANSFER From Numana to Pioraco 100 km, 90 minutes

Beginners ★★

4 hours walking, 8 km Lenght, 300 m gain
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8th Day: PORTONOVO BAY AND… ARRIVEDERCI!
Portonovo Bay will be the perfect end for our Marche Tour. One of the best spot is Santa Maria of Portonovo Church, Romanesque architecture symbol, that we will meet during our walk immersed in the Mediterranean scrub. It was established around the 1000 AD by Benedictine monks. Rosso Conero wine tasting will be the best happy end of this Marche Tour. POINTS OF INTEREST: Pioraco Gorge, Pioraco village. ACTIVITY - Loop trail; - Guided Tour of Santa Maria di Portonovo Church - Rosso Conero Wine tasting TRANSFER From Numana to Portonovo 15 km, 20 minutes

Tourist ★

2 hours walking, 5 km Lenght, 50 m gain   N.B. The activity order and contents can change in order to the Guide decision, in case specific circumstances occur.
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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

Luggage and backpacks: A good level of physical training is required. We will walk the entire route on foot with a small backpack. Luggages will be moved from one accomodation to the other.
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:

  • Guided tour with certified Naturalistic Guide;
  • 7 nights in a 3*** Hotel in Numana with full board and lunch box;
  • Double bedroom with private bathroom;
  • Wine tasting of Rosso Conero;
  • Wine tasting at the famous organic farm Emidio Pepe;
  • Guided tour of Urbino;
  • Guided tour of Ascoli Piceno;
  • Tasting of cold cuts and cheeses of Sibillini Mountains;
  • Entrance at Santa Maria di Portonovo Church;
  • Guided tour of Camerano Caves.

The price does not include

  • Personal insurance;
  • Packed lunches (you can buy directly in the accomodation);
  • Transfer from/to Numana;
  • Extra cost for single bedrooms;
  • Personal extras;
  • Anything not indicated in “The prices includes

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.