TREKKING from Bagaladi to Amendolea

Descrizione

From Bagaladi to Amendolea

Itinerary

We leave early in the morning from Bagaladi and make our way down to the Tuccio River and climb back up, between centuries-old olive groves, towards the village of San Lorenzo at 787 metres above sea level. After a two-hour walk we arrive in the characteristic main square with its ancient elm tree. From San Lorenzo, we continue on towards San Pantaleone, passing the Sanctuary of Maria SS Assunta della Cappella, in the locality by the same name, built in the seventeenth century and housing an evocative icon of the Black Madonna probably belonging to the twelfth century. After San Pantaleone, a hillside agricultural village at about 550 metres above sea level, we continue until we arrive at the Amendolea River, having passed through fields that once produced wheat and the unique hamlet of Grotte di Condofuri with its population of only 20 people. Having reached the River, we follow its course to Rocca di Lupo [The Fortress of the Wolf] facing the distinctive hamlet of Amendolea Vecchia, which we reach by means of a roadway from the hamlet of Amendolea Nuova. Having visited this hamlet we turn back to the Rural hospitality farmstead, Il Bergamotto.

Departure: Bagaladi – Piazza Berlinguer (475 m)

Towns and villages en route: Bagaladi, San Lorenzo and Condofuri

Elevation difference: circa 340 metres uphill and 640 metres downhill

Walking time: 5 hours

Distance covered: about 14 kilometres

Availability of drinking water: before departure at Bagaladi, at San Lorenzo and at San Pantaleone

Difficulty: E

Arrival: hamlet of Amendolea (145 metres above sea level)

Visits to the following towns /villages

Visit to the Historica Centre of Bagaladi

Visit to the hamlet of Amendolea

Information regarding the itinerary

Itinerary care of Cooperativa Naturaliter

For further information please contact Andrea Laurenzano (tel. 347 3046799)

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Informazioni Utili

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