34 - Excursion Eremi Valley & Santa Maria di Pulsano Abbey (Gargano)
The silent ascent in this mystic valley
It is a must do excursion, considering the high level of the panoramic views and emotions due to the natural beauty and the mystical/religious meaning to which the whole valley and the region are related. Do not forget that this marvelous Abbey and its hermitages are located in the heart of a territory that includes the most important places for spirituality, such as San Michele Arcangelo in Monte Sant'Angelo, the Basilica of Siponto and the abbey of San Leonardo in Lame in Manfredonia, and San Giovanni Rotondo.
The route is extraordinarily rich in panoramic views of the valley, where nature explodes in all its beauty. Here, it is often possible to admire falcons and swallows, or come across one of the 90 species of orchids as this valley is their best habitat.
Spiritually and historically, the valley and the mountain's peak provide important ideas for reflection. Hermitages and caves carved out of the porous, calcareous rock will bring you back into the past. These sites trace their origins back to the 17th and 18th centuries and are totally integrated into the hermitage system of the Abbey of Santa Maria di Pulsano, a real silent village embedded into the rock.
Do not forget one of the most 'instagrammable' aspects of the excursion that is the panoramic views, such as the valley and especially the Abbey overlooking the Gulf of Manfredonia and beyond, in the direction of the “Tavoliere” and the Lucanian mountains.
Meeting with the partecipants. Departure
Return to the meeting point
THE PRICE INCLUDES
- Italian/English environmental courier
- Lunchbox (one 500 ml water bottle - cereal bar)
Meeting Point: Regiohotel Manfredi - Manfredonia
Private Guaranteed Experience for minimum 4 pax
Medium difficulty level - suitable for adults
Hotel - meeting point roundtrip transfer
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Clothing and Equipment
Layered and breathable clothing
Avoid sweating, the gusts of wind can be dangerous
Trekking shoes, sneakers, possibly not with a smooth sole
In summer, a hat is very recommended, in winter a scarf
Light windbreaker waterproof rain jacket
Packed lunch with own food.
Water and refreshing drinks are always important (not too sugary, better saline supplements to compensate for sweating)
For food, anything is fine, avoiding fats, suggested fruit in shells, bars, fruit, crackers and slices of spelled bread.
Remember, however, not to exaggerate in quantity, the priority is water.
Remember not to throw the refusals in nature, carry a bag (possibly biodegradable) to collect waste.
Start slowly, go quiet, there is no one behind us.
Check the weather and choose your clothing in relation to this
Prepare the backpack without exaggerating
Do not leave traces
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