Gosparini – Castello di Pierle (Linear or Circular)

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Gosparini – Castello di Pierle (Linear or Circular)

  Self Guided

  Level:    Moderate
  Tour Category:    Day Trips
  Area:    Tuscany , Umbria

 

 

Approx 7 km (or 18 as a circular walk) on rolling terrain and through mule-tracks, right at the beginning of the walk there is a bar that may prep some sandwiches, there are no other groceries and facilities en route.

From the Gosparini Pass located along the mounts that separate the Niccone Valley (Tiber’s tributary) from the Lake Trasimeno Basin we will walk following the Pre-Appeninnes ridge direction North along path and mule-tracks re-tracking an old Roman paved road maybe used by Hannibal the Carthaginean and his troops the eve of one of the most tremendous battles in the history of Rome; the Battle of Trasimene (217 b.C). The walk offers stunning views of the three valleys ( Trasimeno, Alto Tevere, Val di Chiana), from the ridge it then descends to the Niccone Valley towards one of the most imposing Medieval Riuned Castle; The Castle of Pierle. As usual the walk will be an opportunity to discover the most interesting aspect of the local Flora and Fauna.

The walk can be done also as a circular route keeping the nearby village of Lisciano Niccone as start/end point, (distance: 18 km duration 7hs), we anyway recommend to go for the linear route since there is a pretty steep climb to do in order to get to the ridge.

 

 

The Walks includes:

Option A: Hotel Pick-up and return, cuesheets and maps, assistance with car/van*.

Option B: Hotel Pick-up and return, bilingual guide, cuesheets and maps, assistance with car/van*.

Option C: Hotel Pick-up and return, bilingual guide, cuesheets and maps, pic-nic assistance with car/van*.

* only onto roads & tracks that are reachable with a vehicle.