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Colfiorito Trekking: The ring of the ancient Plestini tribe

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Colfiorito Trekking: The ring of the ancient Plestini tribe

Trekking tour in Colfiorito, exploring the origins of these peoples and their lands, accompanied by an expert archaeologist.

Archaeology will provide the backdrop for this magnificent trekking tour in the lands of the Plestini, Umbria’s ancient people. The trekking starts from the small town along a comfortable cart track that looks out over Monte Trella, an ancient fortified site, just nearby Colfiorito. The route, with its panoramic views over the colourful karstic plains of the Umbrian-Marche Apennines, then leads to the marshes: via this richly bio-diverse and unique habitat, we will arrive at the castles of Monte Orve and Casicchio, with amazing views over the surrounding plains.

The itinerary is mostly on rough cart roads, with some sections on natural paths (a few parts on medium-high grass). A very short section is on an asphalt road with little traffic. Some portions may be muddy in the case of recent rainfall. Slippery features are rare, and most of the route is in good condition. Elevation gain is medium or medium-low, with only one steeper section (both uphill and downhill). Some sections are exposed to the wind, while the itinerary is almost totally sunny with very few shaded areas. There are no refreshment points along the way, but you’ll find bars and refreshment points both on departure and arrival.

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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. 12:50
  4. 4
    Second part of the trail

    h. 13:50

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 archaeologist 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 6,5 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 1/3 to 30/11.

Children

Suitable only for children over the age of 12 with authorization or accompanied by 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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Data sheet

Recommended clothing

We recommend comfortable clothing

Warm hat

Hat with a sun visor

Trekking footware

A change of clothes (especially socks)

Windcheater/anorak

Gloves

Backpack suitable for walking

A heavy sweater, a technical sports-style sweater is ideal

Sunscreen

Included

Expert archaeologist 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.

Everything that’s not listed under the heading ‘what is included’.

Time

The activity will last about 6,5 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 1/3 to 30/11. August excluded.

Suitable for children

Over the age of 12

Provided they are accompanied by their parents

Pets are 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.

Always communicate through Exploring Umbria to ensure you receive the best bespoke service to suits your requirements. In order to protect your payments, never transfer money via channels outside the Exploring Umbria website.

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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