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Hiking in Italy ? There are many great places where to hike in Italy being rewarded with breath-taking views: the Dolomites, the beautiful area around Lake Como, the Cinque Terre in Liguria and the Lattari Mountains in Amalfi Coast!
Hiking on Dolomites Dolomites are fascinating in summer for those who love hiking, cycling and climbing. There are over 1,500 varieties of plants here along with a rich wildlife. The mountains are home to chamois and ibex. Keep a look out for golden eagles soaring above as well as owls and ravens. In 2009 the Dolomites were classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their unique characteristic shape and colour which come from the 'dolomite', a carbonate rock. The Parco Naturale dello Sciliar has some particularly fascinating rock formations, among them the remains of coral reefs from the ancient Mediterranean. Himalayan mountain climbers have traditionally trained here and the peaks are especially challenging. Those who like cycling will like to make the Sellaronda bike tour which goes through the 4 passes of Gardena, Pordoi, Campolongo and Sella. Many people come to Dolomites to climb the 'vie ferrate' which are protected paths created during the first world war and which run across the mountains and require at least a week to be walked through and are served by numerous huts 'rifugi'. To see beautiful hotels and bed and breakfast where to stay, click here
Hiking in Le Cinque Terre Beautiful Cinque Terre National Park are among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The easiest way to reach them is taking the train which run from Genoa to La Spezia and stops also in Levanto and Moneglia. The five little villages -Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore - are perched on the rocks and offer breath-taking views. The most popular paths to hike is the 'Sentiero Azzurro' (Blu path), which runs between all the 5 villages passing through terraced hills, vineyards and olive groves. The journey will take 5 hours or more, if you stop to visit the villages. Another popular path is the 'Via dell'Amore' (Way of love) which runs between Riomaggiore and Manarola (just over 1km). Check if it is open before starting your trip. To see beautiful hotels and bed and breakfast where to stay, click here
Hiking on Amalfi Coast Beautiful Amalfi Coast offers breath-taking views from the Lattari Mountains. Two are the most popular paths. 'La Via dell'amore' (Love path) that reaches Positano and 'Il sentiero degli dei' (Gods path) that reaches Amalfi. An amazing 2 hours path is the one which starts in Nerano and reach the Natural Park of Ieranto Bay where hikers will be rewarded by a dip into a crystal tourquoise sea. To see beautiful hotels and bed and breakfast where to stay, click here
Hiking on Lake Como To see beautiful hotels and bed and breakfast where to stay,click here
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