Trails and pathways

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Trails and pathways 2018-12-06T12:11:20+00:00

Trails network

Hikers and visitors can explore Valli Cupe Natural Reserve walking along numerous trails crossing the area, by themselves or with the naturalistic tour guides of the cooperative Segreti Mediterranei.

In this section useful information regarding each path is provided, such as journey time, distance, altitude, difference in level, difficulty (according to the symbols adopted by the Italian Alpine Club), itinerary, signage, presence of any water sources, toponymy (if available).

The cost of the entrance ticket to the main sites of the Reserve is of 3 €. For further information you can contact the cooperative Segreti Mediterranei.

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  • Escursioni in notturna nella Riserva
  • Escursioni in notturna nella Riserva
  • Escursioni in notturna nella Riserva
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The pathways of the Reserve

Journey travel (go and back):  around two hours
Walking route: 1.300 meters (one-way)
Altitude above sea level:  departure point 460 m, arrival point 290 m, minimal quote 270 m
Difference in level: 190m
Difficulty: T = equipped tourist trail of easy practicability; along the ascent it is advisable to make stops in adequate numbers because of the significant difference in level to be overcome
Itinerary: Sersale-Raga municipal road, Valli Cupe torrent, Valli Cupe Canyon and back
Signage: available
Sources or spring water: not available; supplies of drinkable water is recommended
Toponymy: italianization of the local name “galli cupi” to indicate grueling places with deep crevasses and vertically dug or cut walls (probable derivation from the French coupé = cut)

Canyon, gorges and monoliths

Journey travel (go and back): around two hours and thirty minutes
Walking route: 1.600 meters (one-way)
Altitude above sea level: departure point 880 m, arrival point 770 m, minimal quote 110 m
Difference in level: 110m
Difficulty: E = excursion type
Itinerary: Sersale (CZ), municipal road Rione Colla-Tre Fontane, municipal road Molino Parisi, Petra Aggìallu monolith and back
Signage: available
Sources or spring water: available (“Tre fontane” source, along the same name road)
Toponymy: italianization of the local name “galli cupi” to indicate grueling places with deep crevasses and vertically dug or cut walls (probable derivation from the French coupé = cut)

Canyon, gorges and monoliths

Journey travel (go and back): around two hours
Walking route: 1.400 meters (one-way)
Altitude above sea level: departure point 580 m, arrival point 450 m, minimal quote 410 m
Difference in level: 170m
Difficulty: E = excursion type
Itinerary: country road Sersale-Zagarise (former trunk road 109) Misorbo municipal road, Misorbo monolith, Campanaro torrent and back
Signage: available
Sources or spring water: not available; supplies of drinkable water is recommended
Toponymy: the waterfall takes its name from the presence of a thick laurel grove near the water jump

Canyon, gorges and monoliths

Journey travel (go and back): around one hour
Walking route: 600 meters (one-way)
Altitude above sea level: departure point 340 m, arrival point 240 m
Difference in level: 100m
Difficulty: T = equipped tourist trail of easy practicability
Itinerary: country road Sersale-Zagarise (former trunk road 109), Campanaro bridge, Campanaro waterfall and back
Signage: available
Sources or spring water: available (Cipino source)
Toponymy: uncertain; according to some oral transmissions the name is connected to the presence of a bell tower annexed to the nearby forensic monastery of “Santa Maria di Acquaviva”

Waterfalls

Journey travel (go and back): two hours and a half
Walking route: 1.100 meters (one-way)
Altitude above sea level: departure point 340 m, arrival point 240 m
Difference in level: 250m
Difficulty: E = excursion type
Itinerary: country road Sersale-Zagarise (former trunk road 109), Rupe waterfall, Salice waterfall and back
Signage: available
Sources or spring water: available (Campanaro source)
Toponymy: it takes its name from the Rupa locality because of an impressive rocky cliff which dominates the area.

Waterfalls

Journey travel (go and back): around one hour
Walking route: 300 meters (one-way)
Altitude above sea level: departure point 730 m, arrival point 680 m
Difference in level: 50m
Difficulty: E = excursion type
Itinerary: country road Sersale-Zagarise (former trunk road 109), Rupe waterfall, Salice waterfall and back
Signage: available
Sources or spring water: available
Toponymy: uncertain; according to some oral transmissions the name is connected to the presence of a bell tower annexed to the nearby forensic monastery of “Santa Maria di Acquaviva”

Waterfalls

Journey travel (go and back): around forty minutes
Walking route: 500 m (one-way)
Altitude above sea level: departure point 710 m, arrival point 700 m, maximum quote 725 m
Difference in level: 25 m
Difficulty: T = equipped tourist trail of easy practicability
Itinerary: country road Sersale-Cerva (former trunk road 109), Cicotetto locality, Crocchio River and back
Signage: available
Sources or spring water: not available, supplies of drinkable water is recommended

Waterfalls

Journey travel (go and back): around one hour
Walking route: 800 m (one-way)
Altitude above sea level: departure point 980 m, arrival point 1.060 m
Difference in level: 80 m
Difficulty: T = equipped tourist trail of easy practicability
Itinerary: country road Sersale-Buturo (former trunk road 109), Salice-Greco municipal road, Gigante Buono (chestnut ancient tree) and back
Signage: available
Sources or spring water: not available, supplies of drinkable water is recommended

Ancient trees

Journey travel (go and back): around one hour and thirty minutes
Walking route: 1.000 m (one-way)
Altitude above sea level: departure point 560 m, arrival point 400 m
Difference in level: 160 m
Difficulty: E = excursion type
Itinerary: country road Sersale-Raga, Rozzone-Barbaro municipal road, municipal road to Muscardinu (beginning of the trail), Prache-Muscardinu locality and back
Signage: available
Sources or spring water: not available, supplies of drinkable water is recommended

Ancient trees

Journey travel (go and back): around three hour and thirty minutes
Walking route: 3.200 m (one-way)
Altitude above sea level: departure point 980 m, arrival point 810 m, minimal quote 790 m
Difference in level: 190 m
Difficulty: T = tourist trail (until the Giants of Cavallopoli); then to Cavallopoli waterfall the difficulty is EEE = equipped expert excursionists
Itinerary: country road Sersale-Buturo, Salice-Cavallopoli municipal road, Giants of Cavallopoli (chestnut ancient trees), Crocchio River, Waterfall of Cavallopoli and back
Signage: available
Sources or spring water: available

Ancient trees

Excursions with guides

If you want to have some information about how to organize an excursion or to book a guided tour please contact the cooperative Segreti Mediterranei.