Hiking Weekend Trip


Hiking Weekend Trip

Date: Saturday, March 12th through Sunday, March 13th
Price: 140 €
Deadline to sign up and pay is by 5.00 pm Friday, February 26th

Students must be 18 or older to participate in overnight trips.

The Athletics team will take you back in time to discover the natural beauties of the region of Abruzzo: Montereale  and the Forest of Patrignone.

Montereale is a town in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The city is 948 meters above the sea level and is located inside the natural park known as the "Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga" National Park. The park contains more than two thousand plant species, some of which are only found in this area, such as Leontopodium alpinum. It is also home to fauna such as the Abruzzo chamois  as well as wolves, roe deer, wildcats, and wild boars. Note worthy birds include the Golden Eagle, the White-backed Woodpecker, the Common Buzzardand and the Peregrine Falcon.
In the local area you can also visit the Abbey della Madonna in Pantanis, Monastery of San Leonardo, Convents of San Francesco and Santa Chiara,  as well as Churches of Beato Andrea and Santa Maria in Assunta.
On Saturday we will be hiking around the beautiful mountains of Montereale and trekking around the enchanted Forest of Patrignone. On Sunday, we will be visiting a local farm. Here we will learn how to make bread, jam, cheese. We will also learn how to milk a cow and how to pick up fruit, vegetables and wild herbs. This is a perfect way to wrap up a fun weekend in the region of Abruzzo!

What's included?  

- Round-trip private van service 
- Insurance 
- Guides during the trip
- Meals: Saturday welcome lunch and dinner (BBQ); Sunday’s breakfast and lunch.
- 1 night accommodation in B&B
- Activities and hiking trip
- Helpful and knowledgeable group leaders

Minimum number of participants: 6
Maximum number of participants: 8

For more information email:
[email protected]