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Strolling along paths in the woods, losing yourself in unexpected panoramas, breathing the essence of the purest nature ... in a word: the trekking in Umbria. Our region, very green and wild, combines wide valleys with narrow gorges, impetuous mountain streams with quiet hills. Venturing into such a mosaic ensures moments of absolute well-being, in addition to the endorphins of outdoor activities.

So, what are you waiting for? Discover with us the most beautiful paths for trekking in Umbria.

 

Pollino, tangle of history and nature

 

Experience a trekking excursion walking through time, while exploring the area surrounding the village of Polino, in the province of Terni. The recommended itinerary begins in Colle Fergiara, particularly fascinating in spring, when the many wild species - gentians, peonies and tulips - bloom with delicate scents. Here you can admire finds of marine origin, clear evidence of the profound changes undergone by our land.

Reach the Salto del Cielo, the customs that used to separate the Papal States from the Bourbon Kingdom. Here, stop first on the ruins dating back to distant times, then observe the solemn specimens of Aleppo pines, holm oaks and downy oaks dotting the area. You will finally find yourself in Polino, located at 830 meters high, once a defensive fortress and fiefdom of the Castelli family from Terni. Look carefully at the historic centre of the town: the main square, the castle and the Oesina tower are among the most interesting monuments, surrounded by thick nature all around. If you feel up to it - this stretch is not easy to follow - go up to Monte La Pelosa, the highest peak between the Terni peaks. The considerable effort will be rewarded by an incomparable panorama: in a single glance, you can see the enchanting landscapes of the Valnerina, the Central Apennines, the Monti Sibillini and the Gran Sasso. This area is also populated by roe deer, foxes, squirrels and many species of birds ... try to silently peer into the fauna around you.

 

On foot on the Monti Sibillini

 

The Monti Sibillini National Park is one of the most popular destinations for trekking in Umbria. Thanks to the vastness and heterogeneity of its territories, in fact, here it is possible to try out routes suitable for everyone: from beginner hikers to families with children, up to itineraries designed for real experts. The park is accessible from spring to autumn and offers great opportunities to combine exploration of the natural environment with the discovery of historic sites.

The historic paths will lead you through stone villages, castles and medieval squares that rest on the slopes of the Monti Sibillini. For a dip in the most unspoiled nature, however, get ready for more challenging and longer-lasting excursions, capable of escorting you to the most magical peaks of Umbria. With this in mind, treat yourself to an extraordinary experience, along the Grande Anello dei Sibillini, a 124 km long marked route following the entire mountain range.

 

The Nera river and the waters’ park

 

The Nera river park, known as the waters’ park, embraces the stretch of the Valnerina area between the hamlet of Terria and the imposing Marmore waterfall. The focus of the park is the course of the Nera river, whose clear waters run fast for about 20 kilometres. The Romans were the creators for the spectacular leap of the Marmore Falls, because they carried the currents of the Nera to that point. Today the river park welcomes families on trips and hikers eager to make their way deep inside the vegetation. The peculiarity of this territory lies in the abundance and variety of native flora: olive trees crowd the foothills, dense broadleaved forests line the slopes of the mountains, flowers and wild hedges mark the paths.

In the Nera river park, there is a wide interweaving of trekking itineraries, which follow the ancient mule tracks and cross picturesque villages and mystical abbeys. For beginners, we recommend the path connecting Ferentillo to Nicciano, easily practicable in about 2 and a half hours. Navigated hikers, on the other hand, can always start from Ferentillo and arrive at the Abbey of S. Pietro in Valle; the excursion has a high degree of difficulty and an average duration of 7 hours.

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