Trek in the Orobian Alps

Attractive history and nature walk

  • 6h
  • Group Tour
  • Intermediate
  • NOT INCLUDED
  • NOT INCLUDED
  • Not accessible
  • ITA, ENG

The Orobian Alps and Alpine foothills are a branch of the Central Alps stretching around 70 km from Lake Como to Passo dell'Aprica. The Bergamo side to the south descends gradually and gently to the hills on which Bergamo town stands and then to the plains. The peaks are higher than 3000 metres above sea level and a complex network of streams and tributaries feeds the two main rivers, the Brembo and Serio Rivers, after which the main two valleys are named. It is precisely on the strength of this geographic conformation that human and natural settlements have melded over the centuries and local culture and the environment have shaped each other. If you need transport to the meeting point our shuttle is available. The Orobian Alps offer a wide range of varied itineraries suitable for families and walkers of all ages and a chance to soak up a splendid natural setting and rediscover mountain culture. Come with us!

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  • A guide will be with you for the whole trip.
  • Difficulty level is E (straightforward) with an altitude gain of around 500 metres.
  • Packed lunch (not included in the trip cost) or, if preferred, at a partner mountain hut.
  • Meeting point: an email with details will be sent you when you sign up.
  • Bring walking equipment. Suitable footwear is especially to be recommended.
  • Trip length: full day.

Description

We will offer trips exploring the Orobie mountains, in contact with a pristine natural world and local and regional culture on the basis of weather conditions and the seasons. The altitude gain involved is never excessive and trips are accessible to all those of minimum fitness. A Middle Mountain Guide will be with you for the whole trip. In addition to looking out for your safety, he will share his in-depth knowledge of the area with you, both history and nature. If you like, you can lunch at a mountain hut to recharge your batteries. Here are some possible itineraries:

  • The Gleno dam
  • Baita Cassinelli, on the slopes of Mt. Presolana
  • The Maslana fauna observatory
  • The Valle del Riso Ecomuseum, pastures and mines
  • Valcanale
  • Lizzola, dairies and farmhouses
  • What is included
    • Guide with you for the whole trip.
    The following can be added to the base coast
    • Shuttle to meeting point.
    • Lunch at a mountain hut. Payment in situ.
    WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
    • Tips
    • Trekking equipment
    • Drinks and snacks
    • Packed lunch
    • The trip will run in bad weather too with the proviso that the guide reserves the right to decide whether the conditions exist for the trip to be safely and fully run.
    • If the trip is cancelled as a result of bad weather the entire trip cost will be refunded.
    • Minimum age: 12. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Trip participants must follow the instructions of the guide during the trip.
    • Those signing up to the trip declare that they are in excellent health and do not suffer from medical conditions which may make physical exercise dangerous and that they are sufficiently fit for the physical effort involved. Guides are in no way responsible for injury caused by inadequate physical fitness.
    • A confirmation voucher will be sent you by email within 48 hours of booking. Print it and take it with you. It is your ticket and proof of purchase and you will be required to show it at the beginning of the trip.
    • The meeting point map and guide telephone number will be emailed to you together with the confirmation voucher.

    Cancellations

    • Participants are entitled to full refunds for cancellations prior to 7 day before the trip.
    • Cancellations from 1 to 6 days before the start of the tour are liable for 100% cancellation fees.

    Discover the city of BERGAMO

    Bergamo boasts a millenary history, dating back to the VI century BC. It distinguishes between the Città Alta, lying on the hills, and the lower part that develops instead towards the plain. Its province ranges from 3000m of the peaks of the Orobic Alps to the medieval villages of the plain. Bergamo offers a variety of experiences able to satisfy every type of need, boasting both a rich historical architectural heritage and natural and landscape heritage. Come with us to discover this masterpiece.

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