HILLTOP HIKES IN THE APENNINES (Central and Northern Apennines) 7 days/ 6 nights: For the serious hiker who enjoys long walks enjoy spectacular scenery of the Apennines, exploring 2 of Abruzzo’s wonderful national parks, the Gran Sasso National Park and the Maiella National Park. Over the week walk to hidden monasteries and castles, walk over hills to nearby ancient villages, explore deep canyons and climb spectacular mountain ridges. Experience the dolce vita with authentic gourmet food and wine of Abruzzo, visiting to markets, meeting local producers as well as enjoying a fabulous hands on cooking class with local ladies. Enjoy a rare insight into village life and the glorious countryside in Abruzzo, as we leave the tourist crowds behind experiencing real food, real people and …the real Italy… 2011 Tour Dates and Costs: HILLTOP HIKES in the APENNINES AUD $4350 per person (AUD$ 670.00 single supplement) Departs from Pescara Airport/Station - 7 days/ 6 nights. Max 6-12 guests July 4 - 10 Sept 5 – 11 Tour Features: •Exclusive small group travel - maximum 6-12 guests •7 days/ 6 nights in the stunning Abruzzo countryside, central Italy •Unpack only twice, unwind in restored country villas and farmhouses with all modern amenities •Pick up and drop off from Pescara, travel in private airconditioned minibus •Guided walks with accredited mountain guide in the Apennines hiking in the Gran Sasso National Park and Maiella National Park •Hikes vary from 1.5 hr – 3 hr one way with graded up hill walks, level walks, walks in canyons, walks along mountain ridges. Hike up to 2495m with spectacular views of the Apennines •Guided visits to villages including Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Castel del Monte, Roccacalascio, Campo Imperatore, Decontra and Roccamorice •Visit local markets, hilltop villages with ancient churches, hidden castles and magnificent medieval art. •Gourmet all the way with private escorted visits to local wine and olive oil producers and cheesemakers including wonderful tastings. •Private cooking class with local Abruzzese ladies – create a 4 course menu •Most meals are provided – wines included. Taste slow food at its best with local, seasonal and fresh ingredients. Welcome and farewell drinks included. •Personally guided and escorted by multilingual tour leader and Abruzzo specialist Luciana Masci
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