Marche walking holiday between Mounts and Sea

580

On this tour you will discover a region still genuine, in the real heart of Italy – Marche and the Conero Riviera. This stretch of coastline offers visitors the best of both worlds: basking at pristine white rock beaches or hiking coastal trails completely immersed in nature. At 572 metres, the mountain provides travellers amazing views of picturesque limestone cliffs that contrast strikingly with the deep blues of the Adriatic Sea. On this eco-friendly walking tour led by a local naturalist you will experience the natural beauty of this stunning area up close, and familiarize yourself with its native species, both plants and wildlife, as well as the unique sites and ancient villages dotting the coastline.

Type of tour: Guided
Min/max people: from 2 pax
Length of stay: 4 days/ 3 nights
Arrival/Departure: Ancona/Ancona
Tour level: Medium/ easy
Dates 2018: Every day from 1st of April till 31st of October

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Description

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Highlights

  • Discover a region still genuine and authentic, far from the touristic crowds
  • Be guided by our expert along the trails of the Natural Park of Gola Rossa, a pure gem of wild nature and the stunning landscape of the Conero Natural park
  • Hike on panoramic coastal trails from Mountains to the Sea completely immersed in nature
  • Familiarize with native plants and wildlife thanks to our local naturalistic guide
  • Meet the locals and explore the slow life of picture -perfect small villages
  • Feel like a true explorer by visiting ancient Caves and underground villages
  • Treat yourself with a glass of Rosso del Conero in a local winery

Itinerary

Day 1: Sirolo – Conero Riviera

Arrival in Sirolo, a beautiful medieval town situated between the green of the mountain and the blue sea, is considered ” the pearl of the Adriatic”. The scenario is the one of the Conero Riviera, at the foot of a mountain that rises suddenly overlooking the sea, with white pebble beaches and azure sea. After settling on a farmhouse /guesthouse, free time for a visit before dinner at leisure and overnight.

Day 2: Trekking to Natural Park of Gola della Rossa e di Frasassi

After breakfast, ready for a full-day guided walking itinerary from Pierosara to the Gola di Frasassi and the Gola della Rossa awaits you. On this beautiful trek you may sight a golden eagle or wolf, and will visit the Cave of Frasassi which houses the hermitage of Infra Saxa and small temple of Valadier. Enjoy the view of the Gorge of Frassis through the curious Foro degli Occhialoni and from atop Mount Murano where you will reach the Cave of Vernino. Finally, visit the quaint village of Serra San Quirico and the Cave of Frasassi, home to the famous Nativity Scene of Genga.

Accommodation, dinner at leisure and overnight in your B&B.

 Day 3: Trekking on Conero Natural Park & Wine Tasting

After breakfast, departure for Mount Conero where you and your guide will hike from the former convent of the Camaldoli monks up to the beach of Sassi Neri (Black Rocks), one of the most beautiful stretches of the Adriatic coast. The trail passes through perfumed Mediterrenean brush where you can taste the native Corbezzolo fruits and admire the many hues of the mountain’s indigenous plants such as Lentisco and Cisto.

For the grand finale you will visit the fascinating Caves of Camerano, a mysterious underground village whose ancient tunnels reveal epic tales, and enjoy a tasting of regional Rosso Conero wines in the cellar. Accommodation, dinner at leisure and overnight in your B&B.

Day 4: Departure

Breakfast. Check out. Private transfer to Ancona airport and departure.

Price per person:  580 euro (based on 2 pax) / 405 euro (based on 4 pax)

The tour includes:

  • 3 overnight stays with breakfasts in farmhouses/ guesthouse of Conero (Sirolo or Portonovo villages)
  • Private car transfers from and to Ancona airport
  • 2 full day walking tours, easy level with naturalistic guide and visit of the monuments (Grotte Rossa e di Frasassi and Riserva Naturale del Conero)
  • Wine tasting in local cellar
  • Local buddy assistance

The tour does not include:

Meals and beverages if not specified, Tips and personal expenses

Everything not listed under item “the tour includes”

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