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Trekking tour in Sila National Park.

1 – 10 Days
TYPOLOGIES

Nature Adventure

PERIODO

Autumn, Spring, Summer

PARTECIPANTI

groups

from 418 €

Nature and enchanted views on the Sila mountains.

trekking in South Italy on the mountains of Sila National Park, along the natural paths surrounded by woods, lakes, plateaus and breathtaking sceneries.

Itineraries for trekker with our expert environmental guides for discovering fairy-tale places through beechwood or pinewood, and on the peaks from which you can glimpse the sea, too.

Included

3* hotel accommodation

 Enviromental guides

 Meals in the program

NOT Included

City taxes, extras and tips

Entrance fee to Museums and landmark

Trip for reaching the tour starting point

Transportation

Tour Map

Day by Day

A 6 day tour in Calabria with trekking excursions in Sila National Park with our expert environmental guides. The difficulty of the paths is Advanced which means distance hikes and more than moderate experience is required.

DAY 1 - Arrive in Calabria

Arrive in Camigliatello Silano, a touristic mountain place in Sila National Park. Dinner and overnight at 3* hotel.

DAY 2 - The Great Sila - The Ring of the Prince Path

- Ascent altitude changes of up to 390 mt - Descent altitude changes of up to 330 mt; - Difficulty: Advanced - Duration: 6 hours - Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Fossiata area (1,200 mt a.s.l. and guided walk to Alboreto dei Sbanditi (1,300 mt a.s.l.) in Sila National Park. Passing through a huge beechwood, we arrive to the Macchialonga plateau and continue until Serra Ripollata (1,682 mt). Then we arrive to the Cozzo del Principe (1,600 mt) where you can glimpse Cecita Lake and come back to the Fossiata. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3 - The Great Sila - Circular trail around Ariamacina Lake.

- Ascent altitude changes of up to 445 mt – Descent altitude changes of up to 411 mt - Difficutly: Advanced - Duration 6 hours - Breakfast at the hotel. The Starting point is the San Nicola Silvana Mansio Railway Station which is the highest among the narrow gauge stations in Europe(1,400 mt a.s.l.): we walk through woods and viewpoints until reaching Ariamacina lake, natural oasis which is chosen by migratory birds for their stop along their trip, and we continue up to Volpintesta Mount (1,729 mt a.s.l.). Then we come back to San Nicola Silvana Mansio again. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 4 - The Great Sila – Linear path from Fallistro to Lorica passing through Botte Donato and Cavaliere

- Ascent altitude changes of up to 563 mt – Descent altitude changes of up to 525 mt - Difficutly: Advanced - Duration 6/7 hours - Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the rural village Croce di Magara (1,365 mt a.s.l.) for visiting the Fallistro Natural Reserve (1,436 mt a.s.l.) which has became FAI heritage (Italian Environment Foundation), one of the oldest wood in Italy with over than 50 larch pines: they are more than 400 years old with a height up to 45 mt and for this reason called “The Giants of the Sila”. Then we continue to Botte Donato Mount (1,928 mt a.s.l., the highest in Sila) and go down to Carlomagno in the Lorica area (1,500 mt), where usually in winter people go for the cross country skiing. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 5 - The Great Sila - Linear path from Montenero to Croce dei Laghi

- Ascent altitude changes of up to 515 mt – Descent altitude changes of up to 581 mt - Difficutly: Advanced - Duration: 6 hours - Breakfast at the hotel. Starting from the rural village Cagno (405 mt a.s.l.), in the Municipality of San Giovanni in Fiore, we follow a path with a young pinewood, then beeches, poplar and white fir trees which are alternate to wide clearings. We continue to the top of Montenero, the second highest one in Sila National Park (1,881 mt a.s.l.) where is a breathtaking panorama over Arvo Lake and the San Giovanni in Fiore village. Come back to the hotel: dinner and overnight.

DAY 6 - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for coming back home.

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