Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hikes of the Adriatic Side of the Apennines

41 Monte Falco in Foreste Casintenesi National Park

A hike through the ancient forests of the Apennines to the summit of Monte Falterona

Distance: approximately 15 km (9.3 miles) 
Elevation: 1296 – 1654 meters (4251 - 5425 ft)
Hiking Time: 5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Park: Parco Nazionale di Foreste Casintenesi
Time to Visit: April to November

42  Republic of San Marino
A hike to the top of Mount Titano in the ancient Republic of San Marino

Round Trip: 7.1 km (4.4 miles)        
Elevation: 456 – 740 m (1496 – 2427 ft)
Hiking Time: 3 hours
Park: Parco Naturale del San Marino
Difficulty: Easy
Time to Visit: Year Round

43  Sea Stacks of Monte Conero

A steep, rugged descent down to an isolated beach with le due Sorelle sea stacks

Round Trip: 6.4 km (4 miles)           
Elevation: 240 m – Sea Level (787 ft – Sea Level)
Hiking Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Difficult (Moderate)
Park: Parco del Conero
Time to Visit: Year Round (extreme caution when wet or rarely icy)

44  Monte Subasio of St. Francis of Assisi

A hike to the summit of Monte Subasio – the mountain St. Francis would wander to find solace and appreciate nature

Round Trip: 7.5 km (4.7 miles)        
Elevation: 750 m – 1290 meters (2460 - 4231 ft)
Hiking Time: 3 hours
Park: Parco del Monte Subasio
Difficulty: Moderate
Time to Visit: March to November

45  Badlands of Civita di Bagnoregio

A hike into the volcanic badlands and the ancient and crumbing village of Civita

Distance: 6.0 km (3.7 mi)
Elevation: 481 – 240 m (1580 – 792 ft)
Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
Park: Sistema della Forre della Provincia di Viterbo
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous (Brushy and hard to follow)
Time to Visit: September to June (avoid mid-summer and when wet)