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A trip to Molise, embracing history and nature

This itinerary is the perfect option for those who love both natura and history. It gives access to pristine and luxuriant nature as well as to the rich historic and cultural life of the people that have lived in this area.

A trip to Molise, embracing history and nature
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The travel day by day

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Isernia and meeting with Professional Nature and Interpretive Guide.
Accommodation and explanation of the journey.
Visit of the historical center.
Dinner at restaurant.
Night in “albergo diffuso” (restored house for tourism), in twin rooms with private bathroom. After exhaustion of rooms in “albergo diffuso”, in bed-and-breakfast, in twin rooms with private bathroom.

Day 2

After the breakfast, starting of walking day from Isernia to Miranda, visiting the village of Pesche.
Packed lunch.
Dinner at trattoria.
Night in different guesthouses, in twin rooms with private bathroom.

From the historical center of Isernia we get to the archaeological site of the Paleolithic La Pineta and walk for a short while on what remains of the Regio Tratturo Pescasseroli-Candela, plunging into La Guardia and La Pineta hills. Afterwards, we cross the village of Pesche and enter the homonymous Riserva Naturale Orientata, until we reach the chapel of Santa Lucia and then go down to Miranda.

TECHNICAL FEATURES OF THE JOURNEY
DURATION: 5 hours (rest-times not included)
LENGHT: 17 km
TOTAL DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT: 900 metres up,  480 metres down
DIFFICULTY: medium

Day 3

After the breakfast, starting of walking day from Miranda to Pescolanciano.
Packed lunch.
Dinner at restaurant.
Night in hotel, in twin rooms with private bathroom.

From Miranda we go up to Monte Pietrereie (1321 meters above sea level) and Monte Totila (1359 meters above sea level), and then descend, on a comfortable cart track, towards the village of Pescolanciano. Before arriving, we will come across the Regio Tratturo Castel di Sangro-Lucera. We see the amazing D’Alessandro castle in Pescolanciano, that we’ll visit. During the rest we’ll visit also an interesting craft brewery.

TECHNICAL FEATURES OF THE JOURNEY
DURATION: 4 hours and half (rest-times not included)
LENGHT: 14.5 km
TOTAL DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT: 530 metres up,  620 metres down
DIFFICULTY: easy

Day 4

After the breakfast, starting of walking day from Pescolanciano to Colle Arso district (Carovilli).
Packed lunch.
Dinner in a 1800 cottage.
The night will be in the same structure, in multiple rooms with shared bathroom. There is the possibility to sleep in the nearby village, in a bed-and-breakfast, in twin rooms with private bathroom.

Once we left Pescolanciano, we will walk along Regio Tratturo Castel di Sangro-Lucera, visiting what remains of the fiefdom of Santa Maria dei Vignali (medieval tower and defensive system of the Samnite era). Crossing Tratturello di San Domenico, we follow it up to the homonymous church, then climb Monte Ferrante (1051 meters above sea level) and visit other fortifications of the ancient Sannio. Descending from the evocative mountain, we visit Carovilli and Castiglione di Carovilli, to then plunged into the beautiful forest of Selva di Castiglione.

TECHNICAL FEATURES OF THE JOURNEY
DURATION: 5 hours (rest-times not included)
LENGHT: 17 km
TOTAL DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT: 660 metres up,  550 metres down
DIFFICULTY: moderate

Day 5

After the breakfast, starting of walking day from Colle Arso district (Carovilli) to Pietrabbondante.
Packed lunch.
Transfer by minivan and/or by car to Agnone.
Dinner at restaurant.
Night in different bed-and-breakfasts, in twin rooms with private bathroom.

We descend into the high valley of the river Trigno and cross it. We will visit the Riserva Naturale Orientata and Biosphere Reserve in Collemeluccio, protected by UNESCO. After walked a short piece of Regio Tratturo Celano-Foggia, we can admire the great archaeological area of the theater-temple of Pietrabbondante. After the visit of area archeological of Pietrabbondante, transfer by minivan and/or by car to Agnone.

TECHNICAL FEATURES OF THE JOURNEY
DURATION: 5 hours (rest-times not included)
LENGHT: 17 km
TOTAL DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT: 550 metres up,  545 metres down
DIFFICULTY: easy

Day 6

Time to say goodbye and go back.
After breakfast, we’ll visit Agnone and its Campane Marinelli – Pontifical Bells Foundry: considered to be the oldest foundry in the world, an incredible spectacular artisan attraction.
Then, transfer by minivan and/or by car to the station of Isernia to get the train or bus.

Travel information

This program may be to change, before and during the journey. Changes are based on the climate, the needs of travelers and the people that host the group of travelers.  

Local representative

During the stay, professional nature and interpretive AIGAE guide will be at your disposal.

Level of difficulty

Medium (out of five categories: Easy, Moderate, Medium, Challenging, Difficult): 4 walking days, covering a total distance of 65.5 km. The trail contains numerous flat trails and only a few uphill and downhill walks. Altitude differentials average 500 meters per day, both uphill or downhill, except on the first day. This itinerary is suitable to everybody, however mountain-walking training is desirable. The trails do not pose major challenges. The majority of the itinerary involves walking, except for brief segments by car. The overnight stays are comfortable.

Available dates

This programme is available for the dates mentioned on the website www.italy.viaggiemiraggi.org.

Prices

Price per person from
8-12 people
Adults 665,00

FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONCERNING THE PRICING TAB YOU MAY CONTACT THE AGENT

What is included:

  • All breakfasts, packed lunches and dinners
  • All nights in twin rooms with private bathroom, the fourth night excepted (multiple rooms with shared bathroom). The fourth night there is the possibility to sleep in the nearby village, in a bed-and-breakfast in twin rooms with private bathroom
  • Luggage transport and transfer during the six days in Molise
  • Tickets to archaelogical area, museums, castle and craft brewery

What is not included:

  • Trip from the own residence, with any transport, to and from Molise
  • For single rooms with the first partners you have to add 60 €
  • The Filodiretto Assistance Trip Cancellation Coverage is purchasable
    at the agency within 32 days before the departure date
  • Injury insurance can be activated on request

All quotations are subject to availability at the time of confirming a reservation

Conditions

The minimum number of participants required to activate the trip is 8 people, the maximun number is 12 people.
Travellers will be informed 15 days prior to departure, in order to confirm.

Registrations

For registration terms and conditions please consult the following website: How we travel – italy.viaggiemiraggi.org

Information

For information do not hesitate to contact us
italia@viaggiemiraggi.org


  • 6 days starting from €665

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  • Tour type Hiking and Trekking

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  • Destination Molise
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Prossime partenze

  • 13/06/20 18/06/20
  • 22/08/20 27/08/20
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