The Gargano peninsula is one of the most unknown and yet unspoiled areas of our tiny Italian heel. Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, its position, combined with a karstic soil and different microclimates, creates the perfect habitat for a wide range of botanical and animal species.
Can you name another place where is possible to walk among wild orchids, Mediterranean scrub and pinewoods perched on white cliffs? And do not forget the Umbra Forest beechwood (declared UNESCO site in 2017), as well as kestrels, deer and ‘Podolica’ cattle at pasture.
While wandering around the Gargano National Park, it is very easy to be amazed one-step after another. In addition, Gargano is fascinating not just for its natural heritage, but for its ancient history also.
The Daunians, a tribe of conquerors from the other side of the Adriatic, got here in the VII century BC, leaving a culture of funerary steles and geometrical pottery. During medieval times, Gargano became an extraordinary pilgrimage centre, where people from all over the Christian world used to gather at Saint Michael sanctuary. For this reason, Gargano was known as the ‘Holy Mountain’.
This beautiful area will amaze you with stunning landscapes, relaxing paths into the woods and captivating history. Not to mention the delicious and genuine cuisine and mild local manners.
How about preparing your backpack right now?
7 days tour Monte Sant’Angelo – Mattinata – Monte Sacro – Masseria Sgarrazza – Vieste
- 6 nights in typical guest houses/ original farmhouses/ 3-4* hotels, with breakfast
- 3 dinners (beverage not included) on Day 2, 4, 5
- Luggage transport
- GPS device rental with uploaded tracks or outdoor smartphone with app
- Accident and luggage insurance
- FULL assistance
MORE ON OUR WEBSITE PUGLIA HIKING TOURS