You are not going to believe your eyes! Utterly amazing huge picturesque views await you. Once onsite, you will be in the Aspromonti
Monte San Jeiunio – Passeggiata Corto
You are not going to believe your eyes! Utterly amazing huge picturesque views await you. Once onsite, you will be in the Aspromonti Mountain National Park in Calabria. Upon arriving at the trail head meeting area, fill your water bottle from one of the best natural mountain water sources in the area. You can taste the silky smooth cool fresh water. It’s heavenly.
The trail immediately heads upwards on a semi steep climb as you will ascend Mount San Jeiuno. There are plenty of reasons to pause, take a photo, drink water, rest, and chat with fellow trekkers. No rush to get to where we are going which is the summit of the mountain about a good 30 to 60 minutes away. Hot? Stop in one of the many shade areas. Along the way you will pass by cork trees. Yes, they may be red/orange where the cork cover has been removed to make cork stoppers for wine bottles. But, they live and the cork covering eventually returns after about a years time.
Many sites are to be seen along the way, from native plants and trees, to the occasional mountain goat and even cows. Maybe you will be lucky to spot a wolf! Valley of the wolf is below you once you reach the summit so you never know. Memories of nature and beauty will be yours after you make this voyage. Enjoy Calabria and enjoy your day.
Typical Itinerary: Trekking
Trekking Location: Gerace
Transportation: Van or Bus
Distance: From Grand Hotel President – 10 Km
Time: 3 to 4 hrs. to go and return
Meal: Bring a snack if you will need one
Required Gear: Runners, socks, hat, t-shirt, shorts, back pack (if you have one, water bottle to fill with fresh mountain spring water
Activity: Trekking up a mountain pathway to the summit
What You See: Spectacular views, native plants, cork trees, mountains, river bed
Difficulty: Level 2, Moderate uphill then downhill with obstacles and rocks