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Horse Riding Trail - From Rigopiano to Capestrano

Itinerary no. 82

On horseback         Great Interest: Panorama Great Interest: Religion Great Interest: Hystory 
  • Departure: Rigopiano
  • Arrival: Capestrano (Capestrano)
  • Duration: 7 hour/s
  • Length: 45 km
  • Difference in height: Uphill 1,150m - Downhill 1,700m
  • Involved Municipalities: Capestrano
  • Lap no.2 of The Horse Riding Trail of Gran Sasso

This stretch of the Horse Riding Trail crosses Rigopiano plateau, the large karst basin of Voltigno, and the large plateau of Campo Imperatore, all places of great naturalistic interest. It also gives the opportunity to discover Tirino Valley, with the homonymous river springing at the foot of Gran Sasso, on the southern slope, and the basin of Ofena, known as "forno d'Abruzzo" (Abruzzi oven) for its particular microclimate making it a real Mediterranean island at the foot of Gran Sasso.

Park Districts crossed: Great Abbeys, The Barony Lands, Tirino Valley
Crocuses in bloom in Campo Imperatore
Crocuses in bloom in Campo Imperatore
(photo by PN Gran Sasso)
 
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