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On the transhumance path

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On the transhumance path

Trekking in woods and grasslands, along the old shepherds’ routes in the Sibillini Mountains

This trek will lead us in search of the routes that shepherds have travelled for centuries accompanying the seasonal migration of livestock from the lowlands to the adjacent mountain pastures during the summers and in reverse for the winters.

You’ll be walking along mountain paths, immersing yourself in boundless lowlands and ancient beech forests. Throughout the tour you’ll be assured of sensational, breath-taking views.

There will be frequent views of Pian Grande, famous for its sensational flowering in the early summer months, and of the Santa Scolastica plain. Our expert guide will lead you not only along the paths but via an education trail that will enable you to get a better understanding of the geological changes that have shaped these beautiful landscapes over the millennia. The departure point is Castelluccio di Norcia, and you’ll be taking a circular route that you’ll be able to complete in half a day. Back at the starting point, you can have lunch or dinner in one of the typical restaurants.

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Plan

  1. 1
    Briefing
  2. 2
    First part of the trail
  3. 3
    break
  4. 4
    Second part of the trail

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 4,5 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 only from 15/5 to 15/10.

Children

This activity is not allowed for children under the age of 10 years.

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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