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The Hermitage and the Menotre waterfall trekking

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The Hermitage and the Menotre waterfall trekking

A waterfall trekking, a fabulous hike up Monte Pale and an exploration of the origins of Umbria

Your destination will be the ancient hermitage of Santa Maria Giacobbe, perched inside a natural rocky cavity on Monte di Pale. With this trekking you will then go down to the shady Menotre gorges, where you’ll see incredible water flows and magical waterfalls.

The route extends in part on highly panoramic rocky paths, some with a gagged uneven surfaces and some in a wooded area on natural ground. The path has few sections that are flat: many are quite steep, both up and down hill. The path that leads to the hermitage is short (about 400 m) but steep, and some portions have steps climbing upwards and others have an uneven, rocky surface. There are no exposed stretches, but only panoramic points protected by railings (with the risk of some discomfort for those who suffer from vertigo!). The initial part of the route is in open and sunny areas, giving way to a riverfront portion in cooler and more shaded areas. The return is mostly sunny and includes another uphill stretch, although it’s not very long. There are no refreshment or water-supply points along the way but, once you arrive in Pale, at the end of the excursion, there is a bar.

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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.
  • Not included the 2 euro offer for the hermitage visit (upon prior request)

Time

The activity will last about 4 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.

Children

This activity is not allowed for children under the age of 8 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 lasts half a day, so lunch is not provided. In your itinerary you can still select the lunch option, above your timeline. We will be able to recommend one of the best places to eat when you return.
  • We strongly advise you to bring a camera to take photos of the spectacle of nature that will appear before you.
  • A reservation is required to visi the hineritag. A 2 euro offer will be asked.

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 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’.

Not included the 2 euro offer for the hermitage visit (upon prior request)

Time

The activity will last about 4 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 8

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 lasts half a day, so lunch is not provided. In your itinerary you can still select the lunch option, above your timeline. We will be able to recommend one of the best places to eat when you return

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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