August 2014 hikes in the Sibillini Mountains of Le Marche
This page includes a summary of hikes and excursions, plus a few festas and events in and around the Sibillini mountains in the month of August 2014. If you check out Sibillini Web their calendars include a range of Sibillini hikes, activities and events every day in August.
The hikes cater for all abilities and include some star gazing night events, click on a specific page and you will get all the details in English including departure point and booking number, for instance this walk up Monti Sibilla on Sunday 3 August
If you are in and around Sarnano then check out the Club alpini Italiani (CAI) board on the right in the street leading up to the Centro storico- the walks usually depart early on Sunday mornings- so no late Saturday nights!
Dino Gazzani a local guide is leading hikes into the heart of Le Marche most days and has the following wide range of walking itineraries:
Saturday 2 August: THE STONE RING Walk
In the heart of Lost Apennines, strolling among Poggio Rocche_a, Rocche_a and Agore, three semi abandoned settlements in the late 50’s but absolutely fascinating. Estimated time: 2,00-2,30 h (stops excluded). Gap: 200 m. Difficulty: E.
Sunday 3 August: THE MONTE SIBILLA.
From Sibilla Refuge of Montemonaco (AP) to the peak of the Mountain Mother of Sibillini Mountains in search of the roots of the myth. Rise time: 2,00-2,30 h (stops excluded); down: 1,45-2,00 h (stops excluded). Gap: 630 m. Difficulty: EE.
Tuesday 5: Hiking Le Marche’s MONTE NERO RING.
From Cingoli (MC) to the Lake of Castreccioni bordering the Monte Nero (Black Mount), the mountain scenery of the Balcony of Marche and its Floristic Area, protected by Marche Region. Estim. time: 4,00-4,30 h (stops excl). Gap: 450 m. Di_: E.
Friday 8: Hike up MONTE VETTORE- Le Marche’s biggest mountain.
From Forca di Presta to the highest mountain top of in the Sibillini, southern end of the chain that dominates the River Tronto upper valley. Rise time: 2,45-3,15 h (stops excluded); down: 1,45-2,15 h (stops excluded). Gap: 930 m. Difficulty: E.
Saturday 9: Hike to LAGO DI PILATO (Pontius Pilate’s Lake)
from Foce di Montemonaco (AP). In the heart of Sibillini Mountains of Marche, along their most popular valley, among legends and stories of necromancers, fairies and demons. Rise time: 2,30-3,00 h (stops excluded), down: 1,30-2,00 h (stops excluded).Gap: 900 m. Diffiulty: E.
Sunday 10: Walking amongst THE Marche VILLAGES OF FLUVIONE.
In the cool of the woods at the feet of Monte Vettore, discovering the countless villages of Montegallo (AP) and their hidden treasures. Estimated time: 3.00-3.30 h (stops excluded). Gap: 460 m. Difficulty E.
Sunday 10: S. LAWRENCE NIGHT: STAR-HUNT AT PRATI DI ALTINO.
Le Marche walking in the glow of the full moon waiting for shooting stars on the grounds above the hamlet of Altino di Montemonaco (AP). Estimated time: 1,30-2,00 h (stops excluded). Gap: 300 m. Di_culty T/E.
Monday 11: NIGHT CROSSING OF MONTE CONERO.
From Poggio of Ancona to St. Michele beach in Sirolo, in the pale light of the full moon, in search of shooting stars and the many myths of the mountain suspended over the sea, with a _nal dive at sunrise! Estimated time: 5,00-5,30h (stops excluded). Rise gap: 250 m; down: 570 m. Difficulty: E.
Thursday 12: STAR-HUNT AT PANTANI DI ACCUMOLI.
In search of shooting stars on the hills surrounding the valley of the lakes frequented by several animals. Estimated time: 2,30-3,00 h (stops excluded). Gap: 360 m. Difficulty: T/E.
Wednesday 13: STAR-HUNT AND SUNRISE ON MONTE VETTORE.
Evening ascent from Forca di Presta (AP) to the highest peak of the Sibillini, waiting for the shooting stars and for the sunrise from the sea. Rise time 3,00-3,30 h (stops excl); down: 2,00-2,30 h (stops excluded). Gap: 940 m. Difficulty: E.
Tuesday 14: STAR-HUNT ON MONTE IGNO.
From Montelago (MC) to the peak that borders the southern side of its Plains, waiting for the shooting stars. Estimated time: 2,00-2,30 h (stops excluded). Gap: 480 m. Difficulty: E.
Friday 15: FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION IN THE COOL OF ALTINO WOODS.
A Le Marche walk from Refuge of Altino of Montemonaco (AP) to the Church
of S. Maria in Pantano through Vallegrascia, along the Path of “Cacce” (Hunters) and the historic Sentiero dei Mietitori (Path of the Harvesters). Estimated time: 4,00-4,30 h (stops excluded). Gap: 450 m. Di_culty: E.
Saturday 16: THE MONTE PRIORA from Vetice
. From Vetice (FM) to the most inaccessible peak of the Sibillini Mountains, across the southern
slope and the sun of Samara holm-oak wood and return along the northern slope of Pizzo, in the freshness of its beeches. Rise time: 4,30-5,00h (stops excluded); down: 3,30-4,00 h (stops excluded). Gap: 1.520 m. Di_culty: EE.
Sunday 17: Hiking the MEADOWS of Monte Priora.
From village of Amandola Refuge on the heights above Garulla to the summit of Monte Castel Manardo
through Monte Amandola, suspended over the Ambro valley, in the shadow of the imposing bulk of Monte Priora, formerly disputed territories among neighboring villages in perpetual war the one against the other. Rise time: 2,00-2,30 h (stops excluded); down: 1,45-2,15 h (stops excluded).
Gap: 790 m. Difficulty: E.
Tuesday 21: FROM THE INFERNACCIO GORGES TO CAPOTENNA
. From the narrow and cool canyon carved by the River Tenna to the meadows and the river source, surrounded by the highest mountains. Rise time: 2,00-2,30 h (stops excluded); down: 1,30-1,45 h (stopsexcluded). Gap: 350 m. Difficulty: E.
Friday 22: VOLPARA and PRATA WATERFALLS
. From Umito of Acquasanta Terme (AP) searching for the amazing water games given by Laga
Mountains creeks. Rise time: 2,30-3,00 h (stops excluded); down: 1,45-2,00 h (stops excluded). Gap: 660 m. Di_culty: EE.
Saturday 23: LAGO DI PILATO (Pilate’s Lake)
Hiking from Foce di Montemonaco (AP). In the hearth of Sibillini Mountains, along their most popular valley, among legends and stories of necromancers, fairies and demons. Rise time: 2,30-3,00 h, down: 1,30-2,00 h. Gap: 900 m. Difficulty: E.
Sunday 24: Le Marche’s MONTE CONERO SOUTH RING
. From Fonte dell’Olio of Sirolo (AN) to Passo del Lupo, privileged balcony over Due Sorelle Beach and the southern Marche coast. Estimated time: 3,30-4,00 h (stops excluded). Gap: 400 m. Difficulty: E.
Monday 25: SUNSET ON PIANI DI RAGNOLO
. Walking at sunset to Pizzo Meta and Punta del Ragnolo, natural balconies over Sarnano (MC)
overlooking the southern Marche, waiting for the newmoon-night to enjoy the celestial panorama and recognize its constellations. Estimated time:
2,00 h-2,30 h. Gap: 300 m. Difficulty: E.
Friday 29: THE MONTAGNA DEI FIORI (The Mountain of flowers)
. From the old ski resort of St. Giacomo to the summit of Monte Girella,
among lakes, beeches and Caciare (Cheese Factories) constituting the most beautiful balcony over Marche-Abruzzi Apennines. Rise time: 3,00-3,30 h (stops excluded), dow n: 2,00-2,30 h (stops excluded). Gap: 850 m. Di_culty: E.
Saturday 30: THE MONTE SIBILLA.
From Sibilla Refuge of Montemonaco (AP) to the peak of the Mountain Mother of le Marche s Sibillini in search of the roots of the myth. Rise time: 2,00-2,30 h (stops excluded), down: 1,45-2,00 h (stops excluded). Gap: 630 m. Diffculty: EE.
Sunday 31: MONTE PORCHE, PALAZZO BORGHESE and SASSO BORGHESE
. From ski complex of Monte Prata (MC) toward central two-thousand meters high mountains of Sibillini. Rise time: 2,30-3,00 h (stops excl); down: 1,45-2,00 h (stops excl). Gap: 670 m. Difficulty: E.
For bookings, rates and info on equipment and clothing needed, time and place of departure visit http://www.marcheinspalla.com/
Environmental Hiking Guide Dino Gazzani tel (+39) 380 3020147 — firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Guide empowered by national and regional regulations and covered by R.C. insurance.
Note: this calendar may be changed because of adverse weather conditions.
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AUGUST 2014 HIKES CALENDAR