ITINERARIES

Nature lovers just won’t refrain from loving Aspromonte, given its atmospheric landscapes and the wide choice of walks and itineraries it offers, suitable for both the expert and the occasional trekker. There are plenty of different activities to enjoy in the area: as a visitor, you will be able to take in the beauty of the Mediterranean vegetation and the magic of its colours, or take a relaxed stroll in the streets of uninhabited old villages in search of peace and quiet, as well as undertake more demanding excursions surrounded by the unspoiled nature of the Mediterranean scrub, or of many high-altitude woods, springs and peaks. There also is much history to discover in Aspromonte: you will certainly spot traces of the Byzantine and Calabrian Greek cultures scattered along the way as you walk, as well as the remains of grottos and monasteries or many fragments of old frescos. Furthermore, you will be fascinated by the atmosphere of the old industrial architecture, as you find yourself before the ruins of the mines of the Macariace valley in Mammola.
The Aspromonte region offers much more than walking itineraries: there are plenty of routes for bicycle touring, as well as many much more demanding tracks for all the expert mountain bikers who are willing to put their skills to the test and experience a wild and fascinating Aspromonte.