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Walking through central Italy: Le Marche

7 days / 6 nights walking tour

 

A true experience journey, an amazing walking tour exploring ancient villages, tasting delicious local specialties and admiring the beautiful landscape with vineyards, cultivated countryside and especially the beautiful National Park of Monti Sibillini. Your walking tour starts in Ascoli Piceno, with its famous square Piazza del Popolo, known as the "Living Room of Italy" and heart of the historic centre of Ascoli Piceno and its best open-air monument. Then you will walk direction Castel Trosino, situated very close to Mount Sibillini National Park. Your walking tour will lead you to Offida, an important wine centre and one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, well known for hand-made lace. This journey will give you also the opportunity to relax on day 4 or 5, or to explore the Mount Sibillini National park through its numerous walking trails. Pleasure and adventure feature this tour: you will taste excellent food and wine while enjoying one of the best landscapes in Italy.

 

 

Highlights of this walking tour:

  • Ascoli Piceno and its nice square

  • The National park of Monte Sibillini.

  • Vineyards and gut wines of the Marche  

  • Castel Trosino, a medieval village.

  • I borghi più belli d'Italia (the nicest towns of Italy): Amandola and Offida

 

Program

 

Day 1

Arrival at Ascoli Piceno

Individual arrival in Ascoli Piceno, in your 3 star hotel. According to your arrival time, you will have time to explore the city, with its beautiful historic centre and squares, especially Piazza del Popolo, known as the "living room of Italy". Welcome dinner with local dishes from Ascoli.

 

Day 2

Ascoli Piceno-Castel Trosino-Ascoli Piceno (14 km / 9 miles; total climb + 250m) 

You will leave Ascoli Piceno and walk direction Castel Trosino, a typical little village just outside the Mount Sibillini National Park. Castel Trosino is a real medieval jewel situated on the top of a travertine cliff made of a single block, which detached itself from Colle San Marco in very ancient times. The castle has a typical medieval aspect: isolated on the top, it is an excellent point of observation, dominating a wide landscape with trails of the "Marchigiano-Ascolano" area. Overnight with breakfast and lunch package

 

Day 3

Ring Walk from Ascoli Piceno (18 km / 11 miles; total climb + 270m)

You walk through a slight hilly and green landscape passing an organic winery, where you taste the excellent wines from the Marche at an organic winery.
Overnight stay with breakfast, lunch package & wine-tasting 

 

Day 4

Ascoli Piceno-Offida (17 Km / 10,5 miles)

After breakfast, you take the bus or you by own car to the starting point of your walk, the lovely town of Offida. Then you start walking first through Offida and then you make a nice ring walk in the surrounding of the town. You pass through the beautiful vineyards of the Piceno area. Today, lunch with wine tasting in a winery! Offida is one of The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy. You will have the chance to visit Offida with its Piazza del Popolo, the main triangular piazza dominated by the beautiful town hall, a fine example of the 15th century civic architecture in the Marche region then the theatre Serpente Aureo: a beautiful 18th century theatre and the church of Santa Maria della Rocca. At the end of the walk, transfer to your hotel in the Mount Sibillini National Park or you go by own car. You will stay in an Agriturismo immersed in the park, a perfect place to relax and to organize beautiful excursions. 

 

Day 5-6

The Sibillini National Park  

These days are dedicated to the Sibilini National Park. There are many trails to discover, but of course you can also just relax in the pool of your Holiday Farm.

You can choose from more walks:

Walking route n. 1 Pilato Lake (average gravity, about 8 km, + 940m -940m, starting point 1000m, end-point, 1940m; walking time about 5 hours)

From the Agriturismo La Querceta you have a transfer or you go with your own car to the starting point of the walk in Foce. The lake of Pilato is a water basin on the Monte Vettore, in the National Park of the Sibillini Mountains. The lake is also called "the lake with glasses" because of the shape in the periods of a higher water level. The lake is located in the Marche, but less than a kilometre from the border with Umbria. It is enclosed in a narrow glacial valley north of the main peak of the massif. It is the only natural lake in the Marche region and one of the few glacial lakes in the Apennines.

 

Walking route n. 2 Gola Infernaccio and the hermitage San leonardo (easy, about 9,5 km, + 250m -250m, starting point hiking 900m-highest point 1150m, walking time 3 hours)

The Gola Infernaccio is an impressive natural gorge formed by the river Tenna. A climb through the woods will bring you to the hermitage.

Walking route 3: Castelluccio di Norcia (easy, about 8 km, + 50 m -50 m, starting point 1300m hight-highest point 1350m, walking time 3 hours) 

Castelluccio is located on the Pian Grande high plateau. This plateau is known for its lentil cultivation, when they bloom, the plains are beautifully coloured. Unfortunately Castelluccio suffered a lot of damage during the last earthquake in 2016.  

 

Day 7

End of tour after breakfast

After breakfast you have a transfer to the station or you leave by own car.

 

 

 

 

Included in the tour:   

  • 3 nights with breakfast in Ascoli Piceno

  • Welcome dinner

  • meeting with local agent

  • 4 x Lunch packages

  • Wine-tasting near Ascoli

  • Lunch and Wine tasting in a wine cellar near Offida

  • Transfer from Offida to your mountain hotel

  • Route notes in Italian or English

  • 3 nights in a farmhouse B&B with 2 dinners 

  • all mentioned transfers  

  • Local assistance

 

Not included in the tour:

  • train and bus ticket on day 3 if you want to shorten the route (between 2,00 – 5,00 Euro)

  • Local tourist taxes

  • Lunch and  dinner if not mentioned in the program

  • Everything not mentioned under “Included in the tour”

 

Period

from April until June and from September until October. July and August on request with supplement

Level 2/3

Average. For walkers with experience. Quiet country roads or trails. Not to many steep climbs

Participants

Minimum 2 Persons

Prices p.p 2019

2 persons

In double room    € 820 

In double room € 800 (with your own car)

Supplement single room  € 250

3-5 persons

In double room    € 760 

In double room € 730 (with your own car)

Supplement single room  € 250

6 or more persons

In double room    € 730 

In double room € 700 (with your own car)

Supplement single room  € 250

toeslag busticket Rome -Ascoli Piceno  € 25,00