Hikink and biking
in the Conero Park
The regional park of Mount Conero marks a brusque change in the monotonous stretch of low-lying beaches of the Adriatic coastline. Its particularly lovely landscape, wedged between an indented rocky coastline marked by pebbled small beaches and coves, and the rolling quiet hills of the hinterland of the Marche Region, is dotted with ancient small towns, some of which date back to the Middle Ages.
Monte Conero, 570 meters high, offers trekking opportunities with paths of different length and difficulty, and allows practice of Nordic walking, horse-riding, mountain-biking and glider-flying.
The most popular ride is the “Conero crossing”, a walk starting from “Poggio” which skirts the steep mountain face and reaches up to the former Camaldoli monastery and the Romanesque “Badia” of St. Peter's.
The Mount is almost completely covered with typical “ Macchia Mediterranea” (Mediterranean undergrowth) where the holm-oak and the sea oak are most widespread. The name “Conero” derives from the frequent presence of a bush, the strawberry-tree, which has sweet red berries and has become the symbol of the whole area. In spring, the broom flower, so dear to the poet Leopardi, and the brier rose make up the unique landscape.
Paths of the Parco del Conero
|Traversata del Conero||Tourist||4 h|
|Sentiero Delle Due Sorelle||Excursion for experts||2 h|
|Sentiero Dei Sassi Neri||Tourist||1 h|
|Da Sirolo alla Spiaggia di San Michele||Tourist||1:30 h|
|Stradone Di San Lorenzo||Tourist||1 h|
|Stradone di Sant'Andrea||Tourist||1 h|
|Anello Delle Grotte Romane||Tourist||2 h|
|Sentiero dei Gigli||Tourist||1 h|
|Anello di Portonovo||Tourist||0:45 h|
|Sentiero Del Trave||Hiking||1 h|
|Sentiero Della Sardella||Hiking||1 h|
|Sentiero Della Vedova||Hiking||1 h|
|Sentiero Della Scalaccia||Tourist||1 h|
|Percorso Della Fonte di Capo d'Acqua||Tourist||1 h|
|Anello della Pecorara||Tourist||3 h|
|Percorso Del Betelico||Tourist||3 h|
|Percorso Boranico||Tourist||3 h|
|Anello della Gradina||Tourist||3 h|