MONTE OLANO IN VAL GEROLA TO ADMIRE AUTUMN COLOURS AND BITTO PASTURES … AND LISTEN TO DEER BELLOWING
An excursion which will fascinate you in summer time for the dairy heritage which is surviving in the present for the production of the famous and precious Bitto cheese and for marmots appearing from behind rocks; in autumn for the deer bellowing during mating season in the wildness of nature; and in any season for the magnificent views on Valtellina and the surrounding mountains among which Monte Disgrazia.
An excursion demanding a medium effort leading to pastures where the Bitto cheese is produced according to the very ancient traditions dating back to Celtic period in Italy: flowering rhododendrons in summer, golden larch forests in autumn, ancient dairy huts, scents and stunning views on Valtellina and Disgrazia Mount.
And during mating period, we could even listen to deer bellowing resounding in the wilderness of the forest, a unique experience to be lived in the silence of Nature.
Difference in altitude: 460 m
Distance: 6 km
Real walking time: 3 hours and a half
Maximum altitude: 1750 m a.s.l.
POINTS OF INTEREST
- Pastures where the famous and precious Bitto cheese is produced.
- Stunning views on Valtellina, Alps, and Monte Disgrazia.
- Woods to reconnect to nature
- During mating period deer bellowing is possible in the forest.
Terrain: mountain paths large and easy as well as narrow paths and sometimes light landslides requiring sure footedness; Trekking poles recommended;
Attention points: small and light landslide along the path in the forest requiring sure footedness.
Excursion suitable for adults and teens over 12 in good health conditions and used to walk on mountains paths on different terrains.
Trekking shoes required with gripping Vibram soles.
Dogs must be on a leash owing to the presence of wild animals in the wood and out of respect for other participants who could be afraid of or annoyed by them. Do not hesitate to contact the Guide.
The excursions I offer also aim at supporting local economic activities and at living unique experiences closely in touch with and with respect to people and places.
That’s why they often include tasting experiences and/or chance to buy local products directly from producers, mainly small local activities working hard and with passion to keep traditions alive;
That’s why groups I accompany are usually small … in order to meet and live local people and enter their lives and the calmness of the place on tiptoes.
The Cape Town Declaration in 2002 recognises that Responsible Tourism takes a variety of forms, it is characterised by travel and tourism which:
- minimises negative economic, environmental and social impacts;
- generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of host communities, improves working conditions and access to the industry;
- involves local people in decisions that affect their lives and life changes;
- makes positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage, to the maintenance of the world’s diversity;
- provides more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues;
- provide access for people with disabilities and the disadvantaged;
- is culturally sensitive, engenders respect between tourists and hosts, and builds local pride and confidence.
- Meeting point at 9.30am at the car parking in La Corte above the village of Rasura(please contact the Guide for more details);
- Excursion to pastures and forests where the deer should be and finally to Monte Olano; packed lunch in nature;
- At about 4.30am return to car parking and end of the excursion.
The excursion can be cancelled or postponed anytime by the Guide at her absolute discretion, in case safe and proper conditions cannot be guaranteed following bad weather conditions on the day of the excursion or on the previous days.
Any fee paid will be considered valid as a voucher for the next excursion (except for foreign people) – max validity 1 year.
Adults: € 20.00;
Children and teens up to 12-year-old accompanied by an adult: € 12,00
Inclusions: Nature Guide fee accompanying the group – AIGAE LO639; liability insurance.
Exclusions: any lunch and break; any transport to the meeting point; injury insurance; any service not included in the item “inclusions”.
Reservation required WITHIN Monday, 11th October 2021, directly on my website www.trekandtaste.it or by contacting me directly: e-mail email@example.com and mobile +39 347 04 05 703.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 4
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 15
Minors must be accompanied by an adult holding responsible.
Participation to the excursions implies unconditioned acceptance of the rules available on my website www.trekandtaste.com.
INJURY INSURANCE FOR TREKKERS
Participation fee only includes liability insurance; no injury insurance coverage is provided to Participants to the excursion. It is advisable to take out a suitable injury insurance.
EIC Organization offer an annual injury insurance which can be activated by the Trip&Trek app and amounting to 10 euros per year, per person. The insurance is valid 1 year whenever you participate to an excursion with and AIGAE Guide. For more details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Della Corte mountain hut is above the village of Rasura in Val Gerola and it can be easily reached driving on the SS7 in Val Gerola to Rasura. Then turn right to Rifugio Della Corte and follow the road for 5 km.
ATTENTION: you can access the agro-silvo pastorale road without any pass instead of the board; you can freely access to Della Corte Hut.
Private cars are to be shared according to the containment measures in force.
- Hiking shoes are required, preferably high laced-up and having soles in Vibram material to walk safely on any terrain and in any season;
- Hiking poles recommended considerably reducing stress on joints and knees; telescopic poles are very handy (highly recommanded);
- Backpack to carry personal belongings, spare clothing, and food and water supplies (at least 1.5 litres per person);
- Packed lunch;
- Dress in layers according to the season (shirt, long-sleeved shirt, Fleece jacket or sweatshirt, rain and wind stopper jacket); rain stopper in case of instable weather and fleece jacket because of high altitude;
- Sunscreen and baseball cap
- Headlamp in autumn
Participants are requested to:
- wear face masks when inside;
- owing a Green Pass to access closed places according to rules in force.
- take some spare masks with them.
- always guarantee interpersonal distance ;
- sharing private car for transportation according to rules in force.
- read and sign anticovid forms on the day of the excursion.
- take some plastic bags with them to put personal sweaty clothes .