Summer walking in the Sibillini Mountains
There are numerous guided walks and tours going out into the foothills of Le Marche and hiking up the Sibillini Mountains. These include night hikes, stargazing trips and; whilst you are walking, the guides will help you understand more about the history, legends, nature, geography and geology of this dramatic part of Le Marche region.
Here’s some Le Marche guided walks in Summer 2013
Thursday 1 August 2013: South Conero Ring.
From Fonte dOlio di Sirolo (AN) to Passo del Lupo per Pian dei Ragge‑and to the viewing place Over the Adriatico Sea. Duration of walk: 3,30-4,00 h (excluding stops). ascent: 400 m. Difficulty: E.
Friday 2 August: THE STONE RING
From Poggio Rocche‑to Rocche‑to Agore, Acquasanta Terme (AP) in the heart of the Appenine woods. Duration of walk: 2,00-3,00 h (excluding stops). ascent: 190 m. Difficulty: E
Saturday 3 August 2013:LAME ROSSE, The monks cave and the FIASTRONE gorge
Spectacular sandstone spikes, a hermitage and then hidden nature of the Fiastrone valley and river below the Dam of Lake Lago di Fiastra (MC) Ascent: 3,00-3,30 h (excluding stops), descent: 2,00-2,30 h (excluding stops). ascent: 650m Difficulty: EE.
Sunday 4 August 2013: The hills of the Ascolani.
From the historic Porta Cartara adjacent to Cartiera Papale at the plain of Colle San Marco, along the ancient mule tracks that connect the Piceno heartlands to the mountians, includes a visit to the hermitage of S. Marco. Time of ascent 1,30-1,45 h (excluding stops) descent: 1,00-1,15 h (excluding stops). Ascent: 530 m. difficulty: E. On the return journey you will visit LA QUINTANA DI S. EMIDIO of Ascoli Piceno: The courtiers and jousting tournament of the Quintana nel campo
Tuesday 6 August 2013: INFERNACCIO. The hermitage of San Leonardo and the hidden waterfall.
Walking in the cool beech wood near to Montefortino (FM) to the waterfall of the Torrente il Rio, along the incredible Hell’s gorge to the hermitage which marks the spot of the first Cappucian priory. Outbound time 1,45 h-2,00 h (excluding stops), return time 1,30 h-1,45 h (excluding stops). ascent: 465
Tuesday 6 August 2013: MONTE SIBILLA.
From the Rifugio Sibilla of Montemonaco (AP) to the Mountain peak that gives its name to this range, researching the roots of the mountain myths and the star constellations under the moon Ascent time 2,00-2,30 h (excluding stops), descent 1,45-2,00 h (excluding stops).ascent: 630 m. Difficulty E+.
Thursday 8 August: Lake PILATO from Foce, Montemonaco (AP).
Guide led hike in the heart the Sibillini mountains, learn about legends, tales of fairies and demons walking along valleys and up Monte Vettore to this famous spot . Ascent time: 2,30-3,00 h (excluding stops), descent: 1,30-2,00 h Ascent: 900 m. Difficulty E.
Friday 9 August 2013: Waterfall and meadows of the Volpara.
Walking trip from Umito di Acquasanta Terme (AP) walk and discover the spectacular falls and torrent of the Monti della Laga. Ascent time: 3,00-3,30 h (excluding stops); descent: 2,00-2,30 h (excluding stops). Ascent: 660 m. Difficulty: EE.
Saturday 10 August: Night of San Lorenzo, Sunset and stargazing on the mountain top meadows
Evening walking tour and hiking up the North side of Monte Vettore looking over Altino (AP), enjoy a cool walk under expected shooting stars. Ascent time 2,30-3,00 h (excluding stops), descent 1,45-2,00 h (excluding stops) Ascent: 800 m. Difficulty E.
Sunday 11 august: The maceration of the Dead!.
Walking tour From Poggio di Spelonga (AP) Historic walk and on the return journey we will stop at The FESTA BELLA at Spelonga: a party to celebrate the naval battle of 1571. Ascent time 2,30-3,00 h (excluding stops), descent 2,00-2,30 h (soste escluse). Ascent: 620. m. Difficulty E.
Monday 12 August: Stargazing on MONTE S. VICINO.
Guided walk from the plain of S. Vicino (MC) Ascent time 0,45-1,00 h (excluding stops), descent 0,30-0,45 h (soste escluse). Ascent: 300 m. Difficulty ; E.
Tuesday 13 August:Stargazing and dawn breaking on MONTE VETTORE.
Evening hike; ascent from Forca di Presta (AP) to highest peak and the queen of Sibillini Mountains.Ascent time 3,00-3,30 h (excluding stops), descent 2,00-2,30 h (excluding stops), Ascent: 940 m. Difficulty :E.
Wednesday 15 august: Lame Rosse, the Monks hermitage and the Fiastrone Valley
Spectacular sandstone spikes, a hermitage and then hidden nature of the Fiastrone valley and river below the Dam of Lake Lago di Fiastra (MC). Ascent: 3,00-3,30 h (excluding stops), descent: 2,00-2,30 h (excluding stops). ascent: 650m Difficulty: EE.
For reservations and info on equipment and clothing needed, time, points of departure
Contact Guide Dino Gazzani tel 380 3020147 — firstname.lastname@example.org and for more info visit his Marche walking site