Trekking towards Montelago Celtic Night Festival

Trekking towards Montelago Celtic Night Festival

Trekking towards Montelago Celtic Night Festival

A hike towards the lone mountain. Towering the karst plateaus of Montelago and Colfiorito, Mount Pennino presents several gottoes and crystal-clear waters. From Castelraimondo, we will visit the paper mills in Pioraco walking along the “Li Vurgacci” panoramic trail. We will then proceed towards Sefro and the Valle Scurosa Refuge walking along the Path of the Fate (Fairy’s Path). From there, we will face Mount Pennino’s slopes where, at dawn during the summer, you will experience Fata Morgana’s magic illusions. The last few kilometers will be downhill, passing through the Colfiorito Plateau, and lastly we will reach the festival location on Wednesday, August 3rd. In this way, we will exceptionally access the venue one day prior the start of the event.

Schedule

– 1st day
Castelraimondo-Pioraco-Sefro-Valle Scurosa Refuge
Meet at 9:00 in Castelraimondo (can be reached by car or train). Meeting with tourist guide and group. Departure for the first stop of the hike.
The hinterland offers beautiful views of the Apennines, of the small villages and the many woods and rivers which through the years have shaped the territory, providing us with suggestive and impactful panoramas. We will cross Pioraco and Sefro, two authentic jewels between the Potenza River and the Scarzito Creek. Here, the history of the mountain is linked to men’s and their ancient crafts, such as paper and iron-making, which were well-known in the area.
The Valle Scurosa Refuge is located at the entrance of the valley of the same name, which is the habitat of a rare specie of crayfish. Managed by the Valle Scurosa Refuge Association, the structure will welcome us within its towering stone walls. The Association will provide for dinner and packed lunch for the next day. At night, concert by the fire and overnight stay in tents.

TRAIL CHARACTERISTICS:
LENGTH: 19,5 Km
TOTAL ELEVATION GAME (UPHILL): 800 m
TOTAL ELEVATION GAME (DOWNHILL): 500 m
DIFFICULTY: intermediate/expert

– 2nd day
Valle Scurosa Refuge-Mount Pennino-Colfiorito
After breakfast, we will leave for our second day of walk.
Today’s hike crosses woods and valleys on the border between two regions. Firstly, we will go uphill from the valley, with its fascinating, centenary beech forest. Near Mount Pennino, we will be able to see the plateau. In the afternoon, we will reach the festival area going downhill from there.

TRAIL CHARACTERISTICS:
LENGTH: 17 Km
TOTAL ELEVATION GAME (UPHILL): 660 m
TOTAL ELEVATION GAME (DOWNHILL): 500 m
DIFFICULTY: intermediate/expert

August 2-3, 2022
Marche Active Tourism
activetourism@risorsecoop.it
0733280035

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