Discovery Alburni Mountains
We are in the province of Salerno in the heart of the National Park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni, precisely in the town of Ottati, from where by car we take a mountain road, which will take us up to 1350 meters of the Panormo Refuge. From here in two hours we will reach the summit of mountain, the peak of Mount Alburno (Panormo) with its 1740 meters of altitude. From here we can observe an amazing panorama that embraces a good part of the Vallo di Diano and Cilento up to the borders with Basilicata. For the descent we will take another path until we reach the refuge, where we could have an excellent hot meal and drink good wine.
P.s. At your request for this trek, in summer and spring you can stay overnight at the refuge with dinner and breakfast by reserving the room in advance, and live an experience in close contact with the wild nature of these places.
N.B. For the option with overnight stay there are two excursions: the first day is the excursion to the top, while the second day is the excursion to ‘Antece ancient warrior carved into the rock of the IV century BC, the Cave of Fra Gentile, and the old town of Sant’Angelo a Fasanella.
Distance: 11 km
Altitude diff.: +450 m
Total duration: 5 h
Difficulty: “H” (Moderate)
Hiking shoes, sticks, hat, sunglasses, onarak, water.
Trail suitable for everyone
T = Tourist – Itinerary on small roads, stairs, mule tracks or wide paths. The routes generally do not require specific training other than that typical of the walk; suitable for everyone.
H = Hiking – Routes on paths or obvious traces in various types of terrain (pastures, debris, stones …). They are generally marked with red and white paint or only red They can also take place in snowy environments but only slightly inclined. They require training to walk even for a few hours and stress on the knees for the presence of long stretches of stairs, suitable for all.
EH = Experienced hikers – these routes are generally signposted but with some difficulty: the terrain can be made up of slippery slopes of grass, mixed of rocks and grass, rocks, although paths that do not require special equipment you can present individual rocky passages easy to climb (use of hands in some places). They require surefootedness and absence of vertigo. The physical preparation must be adequate for a day of fairly continuous walking.