Montone – Rocca d’Aria (+Pieve de Saddi) (Circular Walk)

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Montone – Rocca d’Aria (+Pieve de Saddi) (Circular Walk)

  Self Guided

  Level:    Moderate
  Tour Category:    Day Trips
  Area:    Umbria

A walk in the land of Fortinbras the knight (Braccio Fortebraccio da Montone)

A 11.9 km walk ( 20 km with Pieve de’Saddi )Gently rolling terrain The walk is on rolling terrain and through gravel rds and mule-tracks.

After having visited the medieval village of Montone we will get to the medieval fortress of the knight Braccio Fortebraccio da Montone imposing building that dominates the entire valley.  The escorted walk is focused on the history of the valley but also on the many beautiful aspects of its nature. The walk may be (under request) extended also to the medieval church of Pieve de’ Saddi ( the starting point of the christianization of the area.)

Nature: Cypress, holm oak, pseudoacacia, broom, wildrose, helicrysus

Agriculture: wheat, olive tree, vine, chestnut, barely

Livestock: sheep, chianina cow

Wildlife: wild boar, fox, porcupine, hedgehog, badger, wolf (only in the Appennines), buzzard, bee eater, and many other song birds

 

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.