Autumn in Umbria offers a natural rainbow on earth, made up of hills covered in silvery olive trees, valleys of reddish vineyards, forests in full foliage, an incredible spectacle that feeds on the variations of the leaves, which turn from green to yellow, orange, red and finally brown, creating a wonderful palette of iridescent shades.
Throughout the month of November, trekking will be offered in conjunction with the events that are part of the Frantoi Aperti in Umbria event, which will be held from 29 October to 28 November 2021
Autumn is the time of year when walking is the best way to enjoy Umbrian nature, paths, medieval villages, but also the food and wine products of the region, thanks to the guided excursions proposed by the Association’s project I Tuoi Cammini, which for the months of October and November 2021 offers nature treks in Umbria, acting as a link between the activity of active outdoor tourism and the tourist-landscape, cultural and gastronomic offer of Umbria, collaborating with producers of local excellence and regional events such as Frantoi Aperti in Umbria, the Festival of the Forest of Montone, Festivol in Trevi.
It will begin on Sunday 10 October with a trek in the woods surrounding the small village of Pietralunga. The village of Pietralunga, immersed in the nature of the Carpina Valley, is one of the stops on the pilgrims’ path of St Francis; it is known for the production of the white De.Co potato, but the surrounding woods are rich in truffles. At the end of the walk, it will be possible to take part in a truffle hunt, guided by expert truffle hunters, which will end with a tasting of the precious tuber at the Giuliano Tartufi farm.
On Sunday 24 October there will be a trek in the Monte Peglia Park at the Unesco M.A.B. (Man And Biosphere) Reserve, starting from the Parco dei Sette Frati. The Monte Peglia Reserve, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2018, is located at the confluence of the Tiber and Paglia rivers. The territory, an ancient volcano now extinct, is characterised by an elliptical system of hills surrounded on three sides by the confluence of the two rivers, among which Monte Peglia emerges. Its ecosystem consists of a vast wooded area with an important presence of fauna, flora and mushrooms. The areas covered by Unesco recognition are those of the municipalities of San Venanzo, Orvieto, Parrano and Ficulle.
Sunday 31 October will be the turn of Trevi, where thanks to the collaboration with the event Festivol that is part of the cartel of Frantoi Aperti in Umbria, there will be a trekking among the olive trees of the Fascia Olivata Assisi – Spoleto, proclaimed by Fao – the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization – as the first Italian territory considered “Agricultural Heritage of World Importance“. During the trek it will be possible to observe the olive harvest and at the end of the excursion there will be a tasting of freshly pressed e.v.o. oil.
On Monday 1 November, the trek proposed in collaboration with the Festa del Bosco event in Montone will take you through the woods surrounding the village of Montone, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, nestled in the green hills in the area of northern Umbria known as the Upper Tiber Valley. At the end of the excursion there will be a tasting of autumn products from the woods.