A detailed guidebook to walking in Italy's Sibillini National Park. 21 day walks and one 8-day trek of the Monti Sibillini (that belongs to the Appenine Chain) route descriptions are provided in the guidebook, with maps and profiles given for each walk. The day walks range from 3 to 21km in length. The 8-day trek around Italy's Great Sibylline Ring is 120km long, with mountain huts available to stay in along the way.
No special equipment or training is required for this route, but a lightweight rucksack, hiking boots and walking poles are recommended. The area has a lengthy walking season from early spring to late autumn, and refuges are open from mid-April to mid-October. Easily accessible the area can be reached from budget airline destinations on the Adriatic Coast, as well as 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.
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