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On the banks of the Nera river, from Ferentillo to the Abbey of San Pietro in Valle

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On the banks of the Nera river, from Ferentillo to the Abbey of San Pietro in Valle

Along ancient paths, where nature has always reigned supreme

Umbria has an immense wealth and diversity of floral and plant species typically found in wet environments due to its geological history, morphological conformation and the presence of natural lakes and large river systems, of which the Nera river is also part.

On this tour we will trek through the lower part of the Valnerina area, more precisely in the area between Ferentillo and Macerano. The route winds mainly along the left bank of the Nera river and the natural habitats we’ll see are typically fluvial.

As a natural consequence of the incessant flow of the river, we will be immersed in an agricultural environment, attesting to that combination of natural landscape and cultivated land that is a typical characteristic of these areas.

The last portion of the route includes a short uphill climb; here the slight effort will be rewarded by the sight of one of the most beautiful monasteries in Valnerina: the abbey of San Pietro in Valle.

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Plan

  1. 1
    Briefing

    h. 09:30
  2. 2
    First part of the trail

    h. 09:40
  3. 3
    Lunch break

    h. 13:00
  4. 4
    Second part of the trail

    h. 14:00

Recommended clothing

  • For this activity we recommend comfortable clothing that does not restrict your freedom of movement.
  • Bring a windcheater/anorak with you, even if the activity takes place in the summer months.
  • We recommend you wear trekking footwear.

We also recommend you bring:
– A comfortable backpack suitable for cycling/walking
– A warm sweater, such as a technical sports shir, for sudden drops in temperature
– A change of clothes (especially socks) in case of sudden rain
– Hat with a sun visor
– Warm hat
– Gloves
– Sunscreen.

Included

Expert guide

Not included

No other equipment is included, so you will need to equip yourself with whatever accessories you feel necessary, such as walking sticks, sunglasses, binoculars, etc.

Time

The activity will last about 6 hours, including small stops. However, the duration may vary depending on the pace of the group and the need to take fewer or more breaks.

Languages

  • Italian
  • English

When

You can enjoy this experience throughout the year.

Children

This activity is also open to children provided they are accompanied by their parents.

Pet policy

Pets are generally allowed, if easily managed. We invite you to liaise with our staff to check whether you can bring along your four-legged friend.

Requirements

To do this activity it is essential to have a good level of physical fitness and to be in good health.

Additional information

  • This activity includes a lunch break, so we advise you to bring a packed lunch or to select the option ‘packed lunch’ so that we can provide it for you. Don’t forget to tell us about any allergies, intolerances or other special dietary needs: we will be happy to adapt your lunch to your needs.
  • We strongly advise you to bring a camera to take photos of the spectacle of nature that will appear before you.

Important

  • This activity can only be undertaken in favourable weather conditions, which will be evaluated by our partner and confirmed 48 hours in advance. In case of poor weather conditions we will immediately contact you and propose an alternative activity or a refund of the price paid.
  • This activity is subject to our operators’ availability. We have a large selection of collaborators capable of leading this activity, but if on the day you selected we do not have operators availabile, we will immediately, or in any case within 48 hours of booking, suggest an alternative activity you might wish to do or the choice of receiving a full refund of the price paid.
  • The times shown in the program are indicative and may vary according to your requests or those of the other participants in the group. These are always and in any case previously agreed with our staff or with the guide.
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Cancellation policy

If you cancel the reservation for this activity up to 24 hours before the event we will refund you 100% of the price.

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