Italy's Sibillini National Park
Walking and Trekking Guide
Walking and trekking guidebook to Italy's Sibillini National Park in the Apennines. 21 day walks and an 8-stage multi-day trek, the 120km Grande Anello dei Sibillini are explored alongside sketch maps and plenty of practical information. Easily reached from airports on the Adriatic coast and Rome, the Sibillini straddles the Marche and Umbria.
SeasonsRefuges open from mid-April to mid-October; August and midsummer weekends very busy; higher ridges may have snow until June; excellent winter walking with snowshoes or touring skis, best with a local guide
CentresAmandola, Balzo, Castelluccio, Norcia, Nursia, Preci, Castelsantangelo, Visso, Ancona, Pescara, Perugia
DifficultySomething for all abilities, low-level strolls, ridges and walkers' peaks; the GAS requires no mountaineering expertise
Must SeeThe Grande Anello dei Sibillini 8-day trek, Sibillini National Park, Monte Vettore, Monte Sibilla, Piano Grande, Monte Bove
A detailed guidebook to walking in Italy's Sibillini National Park. 21 day walks and one 8-day trek of the Monti Sibillini (that belongs to the Appenine Chain) route descriptions are provided in the guidebook, with maps and profiles given for each walk. The day walks range from 3 to 21km in length. The 8-day trek around Italy's Great Sibylline Ring is 120km long, with mountain huts available to stay in along the way.
No special equipment or training is required for this route, but a lightweight rucksack, hiking boots and walking poles are recommended. The area has a lengthy walking season from early spring to late autumn, and refuges are open from mid-April to mid-October. Easily accessible the area can be reached from budget airline destinations on the Adriatic Coast, as well as from Rome. The Monti Sibillini straddles the Marche and Umbria, close to the towns of Norcia, Ascoli Piceno, L'Aquila and Perugia. Details of accommodation, refreshments and public transport along all the routes are also included with full-colour sketch maps and profiles.
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Gillian Price has trekked throughout Asia and the Himalayas, but now lives in Venice. Gillian has steadily explored the mountain ranges of Italy, and Corsica, and brought them to life for visitors in a series of outstanding guides for Cicerone. She is an active member of the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and Mountain Wilderness.View author profile
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