On this journey from the south coast to the north coast we will discover the Gargano area through trekking immersed in wonderful historical testimonies and incredible natural landscapes, a World Heritage Site.
DAY 01: MANFREDONIA
Meeting in Manfredonia at 18.00 with the Guide
DAY 02: PULSANO VALLEY
Free time for a walk in Manfredonia and in the late morning we will start trekking along the historical path, which goes into the Pulsano Valley until reaching the splendid Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria and the suggestive Hermitages set in the valley.
Overnight in the Abbey.
DISTANCE: 4.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN: +600m/-300m
DAY 03: MOUNT S.ANGELO
We will set off from the Abbey to reach, as pilgrims did, the sanctuary of Saint Michael in Mount S. Angelo.
Here we will visit the sanctuary and the castle overlooking the valley north of the village.
Overnight in Mount S.Angelo in Hotel/B&B
DISTANCE: 9 km
ELEVATION GAIN: +440m/-90m
DAY 04: MONTE SACRO
Transfer by bus to La Monaca and trekking, with tasting of typical products for lunch, to Monte Sacro north of Mattinata, home to wonderful orchid blooms and splendid abbey remains.
Transfer to the Umbra Forest.
Overnight at the refuge
DISTANCE: 11 km
ELEVATION GAIN: +450m/-450m
DAY 05: UMBRA FOREST
Ring trekking in the Umbra Forest.
We will visit the wild and unspoiled nature, through the centuries-old beech forest and, if we are lucky, we will meet the wildlife of the reserve. We will stay in a refuge with dinner based on typical local products.
Overnight in the Umbra Forest in a refuge
DISTANCE: 14 km
ELEVATION GAIN: +600m/-600m
DAY 06: PESCHICI
Transfer to Coppo dei Fossi and trekking, from the inland to the coast of Peschici, passing through pre-Christian testimonies and beaches with medieval towers and the typical “Trabucchi”.
Overnight in Peschici in Hotel/B&B
DISTANCE: 13 km
ELEVATION GAIN: +300m/-500m
DAY 07: TREMITI ISLANDS
We will sail to the marine reserve of the Tremiti Islands.
We will reach the Island of San Nicola by ferry where, with a short historical trek, we will go into the fortified Abbey.
We will continue circumnavigating the islands with a small boat to appreciate the cliffs from the sea.
Overnight in Peschici in Hotel/B&B
DISTANCE: 4 km
ELEVATION GAIN: +200m/-200m
Greetings and free day for the return.
N.B. The program may be subject to small changes based on weather conditions and Guide choices
✓ 6 nights in a 3/4 star hotel in a double room with half board
✓ 1 overnight stay in the Abbey in shared rooms
✓ Trekking routes with ITrek ITaly Environmental Hiking Guide
✓ Guided tour of the sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo and of the castle in Monte S. Angelo
✓ Lunch with tasting of typical products at Monte Sacro
✓ Ferry excursion to the marine reserve of the Tremiti Islands
✓ Excursion on a small boat to circumnavigate the Islands
✓ Medical insurance
✓ Waiver insurance
✓ Italy Destination assistance by Paltours and ITrek ITaly
Price does not include:
✓ Transfers to / from Manfredonia
✓ Everything that is not expressly indicated in “The price includes”
*Rate in double room (Single room supplement for the whole period € 130.00) Minimum 12, maximum 16 participants. The tour will be reconfirmed within 30 days before departure.
N.B. The program may be subject to changes based on weather conditions and the Guide’s choices
For the night in the Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria the rooms are multiple and shared. A spirit of adaptation is needed to share the room and everyone must be equipped with a sleeping bag/liner.