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Walking around age-old villages in search of ancient trades and handicrafts

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Walking around age-old villages in search of ancient trades and handicrafts

Walking around woods in search of bygone traditions

The valley of Valnerina is a captivating area full of charm.

If you enjoy being out in nature and want to learn more about the history and traditions of this valley, you can’t miss our educational walks exploring its villages, woods and ancient crafts.

Take part in our excursion and venture into the area’s lush and flourishing nature and discover its picturesque villages. You can follow an interesting itinerary that will enable you to discover the most significant symbols of the Valnerina, crafted via the wisdom, ingenuity and dedication of the builders of the past, such as the ancient castle inside the fortified village, the 13th-century Benedictine abbey and the 14th-century Romanesque-style bridge.

During the excursion you will be able to enjoy relaxing and carefree moments in harmony with nature and admire the marvellous plants and take in their heady fragrances. Walking along the picturesque paths you will also be able to stop and pick herbs to take with you as a souvenir.

You can come on these excursions alone, with friends or with your family because the routes are suitable for everyone. You’ll explore these beautiful places together with our guides who will provide with interesting explanations and anecdotes.

On the way, you’ll see pretty country churches and marvellous springs, waterfalls and streams. You’ll discover the close link between nature and agriculture and appreciate renowned local products. You’ll also have the chance to visit an interesting area once used for olive tree cultivation or you can choose to discover ancient trades related to the production of lime and coal.

Come on this captivating walk and round it off with a delicious lunch, included in the excursion.

Choose the educational walks through picturesque villages dotted with wonderful buildings and monuments steeped in history and art, reliving numerous ancient traditions and handicrafts and enjoy the harmony of the woods with its lush and flourishing vegetation. All these characteristic elements of Umbria will remain well impressed in your memory for years to come.

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Plan

  1. 1
    Briefing

    h. 09:30
  2. 2
    educational walk

    h. 09:40
  3. 3
    meal (lunch or dinner) made with local product

    h. 12:40

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.

Included

  • Expert guide
  • Lunch/dinner based on the harvest collected during the excursion + typical local products. 2 courses + drinks

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 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
  • French

When

You can enjoy this experience throughout the year but the herbs and flowers that you will find during the walk will change according to the seasons. In winter a smaller ‘harvest’ should be expected, but the meal/tasting will be equally delicious in every season.

Children

This activity is also suitable for children.

Pet policy

You can enjoy this experience in the company of your four-legged friend.

Impaired mobility

The activity is also suitable for people with motor or other disabilities. In any case, we invite you to discuss your needs with our staff. If you find out that the experience is not suited to you (or others in your group) we will be happy to offer you an alternative activity or a full refund.

Additional informaton

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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