Nature and Sport Hiking
TASTE HIKES IN ALTA VAL TANARO
"NATURE AND SPORT HIKING"
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4 days / 3 nights
3 days for young sportspeople to discover the beauties of Nature and the area’s traditions with nature guides, Alpine guides and mountain bike instructors. Among the activities in the programme: hikes on foot and guided naturalistic observing, visit to karst area, climbing, mountain bike, visits to local producers with tastings and demonstrations.
1st day: departure from Ormea – Carnino (max 10 a.m.). Guided hike along the equipped nature path in Alta Valle Pesio e Tanaro Nature Reserve, meeting with the rangers, visit to the spring of “Vene”, typical karst phenomenon, and to the overlooking Tibetan bridge, typical lunch at Mongioie Refuge. Descent by guided hike to the village of Viozene, lower down, and visit of the hamlet. Height difference: uphill 449 downhill 307 m. Transfer by own means to the hotel. Typical dinner and overnight stay at a 3-star Hotel in Ormea. 2nd day: breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Ormea – Carnino. Guided hike to observe and take pictures of Nature. The Lagarè pass, on the watershed between Carnino valley and Val Tanaro on the outmost ridge of Pertegà Top, is a place of utmost interest both from a morphological and naturalistic point of view, and is a spot of sighting of eagles and chamois, wild cocks (tetrao tetrix, n.d.T.) and footprints of wild boars and mustelids. It can be reached in an hour from Carnino. After a packed lunch you will go back down to Upega in about 50 mins. From here, after surpassing Neurone torrent, you’ll get onto the “Path of Fascette”, where water erosion on limestone creates striking spots. This karst area, of a European-level importance, will be crossed with the help of a handrail cable in the most dangerous stretches. Return to Viozene (height difference: 546 m) and transfer by own means to the hotel. Typical dinner, overnight stay at a 3-star Hotel in Ormea. 3rd day: breakfast at the hotel. Guided outing by mountain bike led by mountain bike instructors from Ligurian Alps, bike and helmet hire included. Departure from Ormea’s La Regina Reserve, historical-naturalistic trail uphill in woods of chestnut and beech trees, with stops to visit the old hamlets high up. Visit to a typical local cheese maker in his hut (demonstration of processing and tasting) and packed lunch at the producer’s. Ride up to discover the various hamlets of the valley, descent towards the centre of Ormea. Height difference: 650 m Transfer by own means to the hotel. Typical dinner, overnight stay and breakfast at a 3-star Hotel in Ormea. 4th day: breakfast and end of our services.
MIN. NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS FORESEEN:
€ 290,00 The fee includes:
3 half boards (dinner, overnight stay, breakfast) in 3-star hotel, 1 typical lunch at Mongioie Refuge, 1 hikers’ packed lunch, 1 tasting buffet lunch at cheese producer’s, 1 nature guide for 2 days, 1 mountain bike guide and guiding for a day, mountain bike and helmet hire for a day. The fee doesn’t include:
transfers, drinks, whatever isn’t foreseen.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Consorzio Alta Val Tanaro Turismo
Terre di emozioni Tour Operator
TEL. 0174/44343 335/6394910