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Explore Molise on foot│Discovering Italy’s most authentic and unspoiled region

Explore Molise on foot│Discovering Italy’s most authentic and unspoiled region

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6 nights, 7 days
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Ripabbottoni (CB)
Tratturi of Molise

Following ancient cattle pathways, the great grass roads, through magnificent countryside. In search of towns, historical sites and the excellent culinary products of this little known region.
Take this opportunity to walk the tratturi, the ancient transhumance route, you will be seduced by nature, visit archeological sites from the time before the romans, meet friendly and curious people and enjoy the traditional molisan food and wine.

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Day 1: Arrival in Ripabottoni and check-in. Welcome and tour

Briefi­ng followed by buffet dinner.

Day 2: Trekking about 12 km.

The bus brings us to the Matese Mountains and Campitello di Sepino

(1100 a.s.l) where we walk the path called “Sentiero 3 frati”. At

lunchtime we visit a noted farm which produces superb local cheeses;

we stop here for a light lunch consisting of products from the farm.

After lunch we enter the “Royal Tratturo Pescasseroli – Candela” that

crosses “Altilia”, an important archaeological site with remains from

both the Roman and the Samnite period. After the guided tour the

bus takes us back to Ripabottoni. Traditional regional dinner.

Day 3: Castle ruins, Regi Tratturi, Truffles

Stop At: Castello d’Evoli, Castropignano, Province of Campobasso,

Molise Castle ruins, Regi Tratturi , Truffles Trekking about 14 km.

The bus brings us to Castropignano village. Our trek will start from the

Castle along the Regio Tratturo Castel di Sangro – Lucera.

During our lunch stop we will have the pleasure to taste the fresh, high
quality truffle that is picked in Molise. We continue our trek along the
Tratturo up to Ripalimosani village.

Time for a coffee and walk in the village. We return to Ripabottoni and a
traditional regional dinner.

Day 4: Walk about 6 km

After breakfast we star t our walk directly from Ripabottoni. Today’s

destination is Provvidenti, a very small village about six km away. Our

picnic lunch today will be in the little square of the village. We return

to Ripabottoni by car and a relaxing afternoon. Late in the afternoon

pizza preparation and Pizza dinner in the garden.

Day 5:Trekking about 12 km

The bus takes us to Marina di Montenero di Bisaccia where we start

our trekking along the sea up to Torre di Petacciato, a ruin of an

ancient tower. Time for a bath (depending on weather conditions).

Transfer to a winery for a light lunch composed of bruschetta,

vegetables and products of the territory with wine tasting. Transfer

back to the beach and trekking up to the ancient ­shermen’s village

of Termoli. Leisure time and shopping before our outdoor traditional fish dinner.

The location allows a fantastic view on the sea. After

dinner the bus takes us back to Ripabottoni.

Day 6: Trekking about 12 km

The bus brings us to Casacalenda. Today’s trekking is along the

beautiful Valle del Cigno up to Larino, a very important city of the

Samnites, the fi­rst people of this region, defeated by the Romans.

after a quick visit to the city, our time will be dedicated to high

quality olive oil and its production. We will taste the exquisite Larino’s

olive oil that we get to try during the light lunch served at a private

house. We continue our trek on via Francigena and Tratturo before

coming back to Ripabottoni. This evening we will have our traditional

dinner in a restaurant not far from Ripabottoni.

Day 7: Time to say Good-bye to Ripabottoni.

 

N.B.

At the time of booking, please indicate any allergies or intolerances, so that we can prepare a menu to suit your needs.

The program may undergo variations depending on any technical and meteorological requirements.

DEPARTURE DATE

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  • From 30 May to 5 June 2020
  • Available on request in other periods, for a group of minimum 10 persons

 

SERVICE INCLUDED

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  • Accomodation for 6 nights with breakfast in shared double room
  • All meals as specified in the program
  • English speaking guide during the tours
  • Shuttle to the trekking starting places

 

SERVICE NOT  INCLUDED

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  • The flight and transfer to and from the airport
  • Possible tourist taxes to be settled in the facility
  • Everything that isn’t described in the section “service included”