Sentiero del Papa (Pope’s path) and Valle Scappuccia

Genga, AN

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 € 12.00

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Take your journey on the trail of Pope Leone XII. From the small village of Genga you will reach the pontiff’s birthplace, in the hamlet of Monticelli. Surrounded by nature in the Gola della Rossa and Frasassi Natural Regional Park, you will cross the beautiful gorge of Valle Scappuccia to reach the WWF Birds of prey Recovery Centre. 

  • Parking lot at the entrance of the village (Genga). Località Genga, 15, 60040 Genga AN, Italy
  • Starting from 2 participants.
  • Guided hike 
  • Travel and baggage insurance
  • Donation to WWF
  • Clothes and footwear suitable for trekking and the season
  • At least 1lt (33 oz), snacks etc. 
  • Distance: 8,7 km (5,4 miles)
  • Point of lowest elevation: 288 m (944 ft)
  • Point of maximum elevation: 552 m (1810 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 264 m (866 ft)
  • Please show up at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the activity.
  • In case of bad weather, the activity will be postponed to the first available date.
  • Paths and itineraries will be necessarily decided by the guide. 
  • Tickets that are not used won’t be refunded. 
  • The activity is confirmed with at least 2 participants.
  • ORDER CANCELLATION: you can cancel your booking without penalties until 24 hours before the beginning of the activity itself. After this deadline the penalty corresponds to 100% of the order value. 

What to do

Detailed description

The guided itinerary begins in the village of Genga, Bandiera Arancione (quality mark that certificates small towns and villages) of the Touring Club d’Italia. Following the Sentiero del Papa, you will reach the small hamlet of Monticelli where you will find Pope Leone XII’s birthplace. Going up the west side of the Piano Mountain, you will find yourself in the beautiful valley hollowed out by the Scappuccia stream, which is one of the most biodiverse areas in the Gola della Rossa and Frasassi Natural Regional Park. 

While moving towards the Greenhouses/Serre you will be able to admire wonderful landscapes and go down to the end of the valley in order to reach the WWF Birds of prey Recovery Centre. You will get to know Gaia’s story (the queen eagle of the Park) and you will have the opportunity to take a closer look to some of the specimens that are being treated in the Centre. 

The return in scheduled for 1.30 p.m. 

The participation fee includes a €2 donation (per person) to WWF for the maintenance of the Birds of prey Recovery Centre. 

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