Day Trip: Hiking on Mount Circeo

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Day Trip: Hiking on Mount Circeo

Date: Friday, March 22nd, 2024

Duration: All day

Participation fee€ 80

Pre-departure mandatory meeting: Tuesday, March 12th from 12:55 pm to 1:15 pm in F.G.3

Mandatory requirement:

  • Students must be 18 years old or older to participate in the activity.
  • Athletics Physical, conducted by an Italian sport doctor, must be completed within the 12 months prior to the scheduled trip date.
  • Hiking boots are mandatory for this trip (a free boot rental is included with the trip fee).

Last day to sign up and pay: February 27 

Last day to get your refund: by Sunday, February 11th, 2024. 

Last day to complete the switch: by Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

No show/late cancelation fee: € 80

 

By signing up to this trip, I have acknowledged that I have read, understood, and agreed with the terms and conditions provided on the JCU Activities and Trips website.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES: Please keep in mind that all JCU Student Services sponsored trips and outdoor activities are subject to change according to conditions including, but not limited to, weather.

  

Discover Circeo National Park with us 

 

Founded in 1934, Circeo National Park spreads out along the Mediterranean coastline near the cities Anzio and Terracina, only 62 miles from Rome. The beautiful landscape at Cerceo National Park has fallen under the control of the Romans as an early colony, the Knights Templar during the Middle Ages, the feudal lords of Caetani later, and as a papal stronghold before finally becoming the national park that it is today 

 

The views along the Mt. Circeo hike include a vast vista of the Mediterranean Sea and the land of Lazio (the local region) along with beautiful and unique geologic formations and fauna growth that exist only in this park. The Cerce Woods (Selva di Cerce) at Circeo National Park are one of the best-preserved and largest original forests in the country. 

 

DAY TRIP SCHEDULE:  

  • Meet at Trastevere Station
  •  Coach bus to Mt. Circeo National Park
  •  Hike Mt. Circeo, packed lunch on the trail 
  •  Relax at the beach at Sabaudia
  •  Coach bus back to Trastevere in the evening

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED?  

  • Roundtrip private coach bus service
  •  Packed lunch
  • Helpful and knowledgeable guides and chaperones 

 

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • JCU ID
  •  Passport/ Copy of passport
  •  Personal water bottle
  •  Backpack
  •  Sunscreen
  •  Swimsuit
  •  Hat
  •  Sunglasses
  •  Beach towel
  • Wind jacket (not mandatory) 

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE HIKE:  

 
This is a strenuous hike due to its steepness at points and may be challenging for an unconditioned person 

 

Elevation Gain: 515 m (about 1689.63 ft)  

Max elevation: 576 m (about 1889.76 ft)  

Min elevation: 7 m  

Type of path: ring  

Path length: 5,47 km (about 339.89 mi)  

Hiking duration: 3 h 30’ 

 

LEVEL OF THE HIKE: Strenuous - A hike that will generally be challenging for an unconditioned person. The terrain will involve a steady and often steep incline.