STAGE 9: Campi Vecchio – Visso (11 km)
Last stage of the long route immersed in the nature of the Sibillini Mountains Natural Park.
From Campi we first traverse the Majore Valley to the saddle between Mount Macchialunga and Monticello, which opens onto the wide grasslands of Casali dell’Acquaro. It then descends into the Valley of Visso, a historic communication route in the area, to end the route in the town from which it all started.
This itinerary retraces an important communication route between Norcia and Visso, through some of the Park’s less-traveled environments, but of great beauty and naturalistic interest.
Length: 11 km
Height difference in ascent: 345 m
Downhill elevation gain: 585 m
Highest point: 1211 m
Lowest point: 613 m
Type of surface: mixed
Municipality of departure: Norcia
Starting location: Campi Vecchio
Municipality of arrival: Visso
Place of arrival: Visso
Recommended period: all year round
The Great Sibillini Ring is a hiking route of about 124 km that encompasses the entire mountain range found in the Umbria-Marche Apennines.
Divided into 9 stages, it is fully signposted and allows you to get to know, in addition to the multiplicity of landscapes and natural beauty, part of the priceless historical and cultural heritage that this territory preserves.
The Great Sibillini Ring is among the most beautiful routes incentral Italy. Through the nine stages it is possible to circumnavigate the territory of the Sibillini Mountains National Park, visiting the history of its small villages and the wilderness of its mountains. The tour encompasses the Park in a clockwise direction, starting from the location of Visso and returning to it after passing through some characteristic places, such as the ancient route of the Kingdom of Naples, the Sanctuary of Macereto, the town of Fiastra and the lake of the same name, the Abbey of San Salvatore, the Argenta Valleys Museum, the Abbey of St. Vincent and Anastasius, Mount Carrier and more.
On the way you can enjoy the Apennine landscape and spot the wildlife that inhabits the Park. The excellent organization of the park authority, as well as the great availability of information regarding the routes, allows for dynamic organization of the tour, enabling you to change its length according to your availability of time and energy.