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Snowshoeing tour: winter hike in the nature, Molise - The Mainarde trek

Trails of Mainarde mountains on snowshoes│National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise

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6 days / 5 nights
Availability : From the 28th December to the 5th of January
Pizzone (IS)
San Vincenzo al Volturno (IS)
Max People : 13

The tour “Trails of Mainarde on snowshoes” gives the chance to experience a high-quality naturalistic and historical-cultural holiday. Starting from a mountain hut in an amazing valley, we move along some beautiful paths of National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise.

Why choose this tour:

Four snowshoes trekking days on the mountains of Mainarde to find out the historical, cultural and natural heritage of Molise mountainside of National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise.

Historical and cultural itinerary

The archaeological excavations of the Benedictine monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno, the most important monastic complex in Europe in the VIII-IX centuries, with the beautiful crypt of the abbot Epifanio. The evocative hermitage of San Michele at the mouth, set in a rocky wall. The paths of the Italian Liberation Corps, operating on these mountains after the armistice of September 8, 1943.

Wild unspoilt Nature

The Mainarde is part of the Molise area of the Abruzzo National Park, Lazio and Molise, one of the oldest parks in Italy. A wonderful mountain range, where you can meet several wild animals: from deer to chamois; from wolf to brown bear the marsicano.

Delicious authentic food

The trip is enriched by the excellent traditional cuisine of Molise. Typical products and traditional dishes, often handmade and old-fashioned, delight the evenings of walkers. You can enjoy cheeses such as caciocavallo, pecorino, burrata, manteca and others; salami such as soppressata, ventricina, capicollo, ventresca, etc. ; black and white truffles.

Significant Encounters

During the rest times , you will meet significant people who have a full love about their land, Molise. The whole trip is marked by a familiar and friendly atmosphere. Last but not least you will enjoy the presence and the assistance of the guide.

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Day 1: Pianoro le Forme (Pizzone)

Arrival at Pianoro le Forme (Pizzone) and welcome aperitif. Accommodation and explanation of the journey. Dinner and night in a mountain hut.

Day 2: Snowshoes trekking/excursion from Pianoro le Forme to Passo dei Monaci, through Valle Pagana.

Coming soon. Picnic. Dinner and night in mountain hut.

Technical features of the journey
Duration: 4/5 hours.
Lenght of the trek: 11 km.
Total difference in height (up): +690 metres.
Total difference in height (down): -690 metres.
Difficulty: challenging

Day 3: Snowshoes trekking/excursion Pianoro le Forme-valico di Barrea

Coming soon. Picnic. Dinner and night in mountain hut.

Technical features of the journey
Duration: 4/5 hours.
Lenght of the trek: 16 km.
Total difference in height (up): +937 metres.
Total difference in height (down): -918 metres.
Difficulty: challenging.

Day 4: Snowshoes trekking/excursion Valle di Mezzo and San Michele a Foce hermitage

Coming soon. Picnic. Dinner and night in mountain hut.

Technical features of the journey
Duration: 4/5 hours.
Lenght of the trek: 15.5 km.
Total difference in height (up): +1006 metres.
Total difference in height (down): -1006 metres.
Difficulty: medium.

Day 5: Snowshoes trekking/excursion on Marrone Mount

Coming soon. Picnic. Dinner and night in mountain hut.

Technical features of the journey
Duration: 4/5 hours.
Lenght of the trek: 15 km.
Total difference in height (up): +1024 metres.
Total difference in height (down): -1011 metres.
Difficulty: challenging.

Day 6: A day of relax at San Vincenzo al Volturno, visit of the archaeological area and departure

Coming soon. Picnic. Dinner and night in mountain hut.

SERVICE INCLUDED

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  •  Travel planning;
  •  Welcome aperitif, all breakfasts, lunches and dinners;
  •  All nights in two rooms with bunk beds (single rooms aren’t available);
  •  Nature and walking guide;
  •  Basic insurance policy;
  •  Luggage transport and transfer during the 6 days in Molise;
  •  Tax stamp;
  •  Snowshoes rental.

 

NOT  INCLUDED

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  • Transfer to and from Molise;
  • Extras and everything is not described in “included”