A journey to discover the wolf, a splendid animal symbol of freedom and independence. An immersion in wild and fascinating nature, at the pace of a slow pace typical of walking in the mountains.
A trek between Lazio and Abruzzo dedicated to the wolf, an evocative animal that makes us reflect on the relationship between man and wildlife. Even if it is rare to encounter it today, the wild essence of the territory means that you can feel its presence hidden among the shadows of the trees.
The itinerary is divided into fifteen stages and approximately 120 km long, starting from Tivoli and covering a long stretch of the central Apennines, crossing five protected areas of Lazio and Abruzzo.
The stages affecting the municipalities in the DMO are as follows:
|STAGES||START||ARRIVAL||DISTANCE||DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT|
|Stage 1 Ramo Nord||Poggio Moiano||Orvinio||14.5 km||Difference in height: 661 mt. – Elevation loss: 761 mt|
|Stage 2 Ramo Nord||Orvinio||Riofreddo||14.1 km||Difference in height: 541 mt. – Elevation loss: 699 mt|
Two days of walking to get to know the Monti Lucretili Regional Natural Park, one of the largest parks in Lazio established in 1989, rich and “wild”, with landscapes that include woods, large karst plateaus, lakes and small villages at the foot of castles.
Departure from the center of Poggio Moiano, a town in Alta Sabina where it is worth a visit to the rural 10th century Church of San Martino, with a façade made of local Roman stone. The small village hosts an important event, the feast of the Sacred Heart with the Infiorata, which takes place in the last week of June, where a large number of colorful floral paintings are created along the streets of the town.
The route winds through hills and open spaces that allow you to admire the beauty of these places with views that open onto green valleys and breathtaking landscapes. Following the trail no. 308, as you get closer to Orvinio, you can perceive the charm of this ancient village. Its narrow cobbled streets and stone houses transport you back in time, offering a unique perspective on the history and tradition of these lands. The medieval village, which is accessed through a large arch, stands on a hill around its imposing Castle and is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Along the path of the Via dei Lupi you will find numerous reception points, you can sleep in accommodation, B&Bs, farmhouses or in religious structures. On the official website www.viadeilupi.eu you will find information, GPS tracks and request credentials to walk the Camino.
Along the stages are other places of interest that, time permitting, we invite you to visit.