Molise between nature and history (6 days)

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Day Trips / Molise between nature and history (6 days)

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Duration: 6 days
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  •  travel planning;
  • welcome aperitif, all breakfasts, lunches and dinners;
  • all nights in twin rooms (for single rooms you have to add 60 €);
  • nature and walking guide;
  • insurance;
  • luggage transport and transfer during the six (6) days in Molise;
  • tickets to archaelogical areas or museums.


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The trek turns back in the ancient paths of transhumance: Regi Tratturi Pescasseroli-Candela, Castel di Sangro-Lucera and Tratturello di San Domenico. Through the lush nature of Riserva Naturale Orientata in Pesche and in Collemeluccio (Riserva della Biosfera UNESCO), we meet a lot of historical and cultural examples, like the site of Paleolitico of Isernia, the castle in Pescolanciano, Samnites defensive system and the large archeological area of Pietrabbondante.

First day Isernia Arrival at Isernia and welcome aperitif. Accommodation and explanation of the journey. Dinner and visit of the historical center. Dinner at restaurant. Night in ‘Albergo diffuso’ (restored house for tourism ) or Bed and Breakfast. Second day From Isernia to Miranda, visiting the village of Pesche. 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. Picnic. Dinner at restaurant. Night in B&B or in ‘albergo diffuso’ (restored house for tourism). Duration: 4/5 hours. Lenght of the trek: 17.1 km. Total difference in height (up): +902 metres. Total difference in height (down): -482 metres. Difficulty: medium. Third day From Miranda to Pescolanciano. 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. Picnic. Dinner at restaurant. Night in hotel. Duration: 4/5 hours. Lenght of the trek: 14.6 km. Total difference in height (up): +529 metres. Total difference in height (down): -620 metres. Difficulty: easy. Fourth day From Pescolanciano to Colle Arso (Carovilli). 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. Picnic. Dinner at the stables. Night in a 1800 farmhouse or in B&B. Duration: 4/5 hours. Lenght of the trek: 17.1 km. Total difference in height (up): +659 metres. Total difference in height (down): -551 metres. Difficulty: moderate. Fifth day From Colle Arso (Carovilli) to Pietrabbondante. 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. Picnic. Dinner at restaurant. Night in B&B or in guest house. Duration: 4/5 hours. Lenght of the trek: 17.1 km. Total difference in height (up): +550 metres. Total difference in height (down): -544 metres. Difficulty: easy. Sixth day Pietrabbondante Time to say goodbye and go back. After breakfast, transfer by car to the to the station of Isernia to get the train or bus.
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Length of the itinerary: 65.9 km. Total height difference, uphill: +2640 metri. Total height difference, downhill: -2197 metri. Difficulty: medium. Destination: from Isernia to Pietrabbondante. Typology:hill and mountain trails. Features: itinerant; cultural and historical; folkloristic; natural; food and wine. Accommodation: restored house for tourism, bed and breakfast, hotel and guesthouse. Where to eat: pizzeria and restaurant.

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