This guidebook describes 21 day walks, and one 8-day trek (Grande Anello dei Sibillini) in Italy's Sibillini National Park. Including short strolls and suitable for all walkers, with day walks ranging from 3.5 to 20.5km, the Sibillini in Italy's Apennines are easily reached from the budget airline destinations on the Adriatic coast and from Rome. The Monti Sibillini straddles the Marche and Umbria, close to the towns of Norcia, Ascoli Piceno, L'Aquila and Perugia. Details of accommodation, refreshments and public transport along all the routes are also included with full-colour sketch maps and profiles. The area has a long walking season, from early spring to late autumn, and refuges open from mid-April to mid-October. Little known to foreign visitors, they offer vast highlands smothered in wildflowers, canyons burrowing deep into mountainsides, accessible ridges with breathtaking views and over 50 peaks, many over 2000m.
Gillian Price was born in England, and has travelled through Asia and trekked the Himalayas. From her home in Venice, she is now exploring the mountain ranges of Italy to produce a series of outstanding guides for Cicerone. Gillian is an member of the Italian Alpine Club and the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
INTRODUCTION Monti Sibillini Walking When to Go Weather Notes Access Exploring the Sibillini Information How to Use this Guide Emergencies Maps Waymarking What to Take Accommodation Food and Drink Plant Life Wildlife THE GAS - GRANDE ANELLO DEI SIBILLINI Stage 1 Visso to Cupi Stage 2 Cupi to Fiastra Stage 3 Fiastra to Garulla Stage 4 Garulla to Rubbiano Stage 5 Rubbiano to Colle di Montegallo Stage 6 Colle di Montegallo to Colle le Cese Stage 7 Colle le Cese to Campi Vecchio Stage 8 Campi Vecchio to Visso SHORTER WALKS 1 Valle del Fiastrone 2 Lago del Fiastrone and the Lame Rosse 3 Cascate dell'Acquasanta 4 Bolognola Sentiero Natura 5 Upper Valle dell'Ambro 6 Val di Panico and Pizzo Tre Vescovi 7 Monte Priora 8 The Monte Bove Circuit 9 Gole dell'Infernaccio 10 Monte Sibilla Circuit 11 Monte Porche and Palazzo Borghese 12 Nocelleto to Forca di Gualdo 13 Preci and Sant'Eutizio 14 Monte Patino 15 Foce and Lago di Pilato 16 Castelluccio to Lago di Pilato 17 Monte Vettore 18 Monte delle Rose 19 Castelluccio and the Piano Grande 20 The Dogana Loop 21 I Pantani APPENDIX Italian-English Glossary