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Norcia: Full-Day Hiking Tour with Meat and Cheese Tasting

Activity provider: crusoe.travel

Norcia: Full-Day Hiking Tour with Meat and Cheese Tasting

Activity provider: crusoe.travel

From US$ 83.66 per person

Enjoy a pleasant all-day guided walking adventure with the natural landscape of Norcia as your backdrop. Learn about cheese production and delight your palate with a tasting of local products.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Get to discover Norcia and its natural heritage
  • See a "Marcite" typical grass field shaped by water through the centuries
  • Get the chance to be in touch with animals such as cows and sheeps
  • Discover the cheese production process from a real cheese production facility
  • Taste the best product of the area: cured meats, cheese and more. Everything during the same experience
Full description
- Max distance: 25 km - Max vertical descent: 550 m Discover the surroundings of Norcia through a walk that looks back to the past in an area that has been characterized by a great territorial development. The walk to Santa Scolastica is the hike that leads you to discover the valley where the city rises, which represents the western limit of the Monti Sibillini National Park. The tour takes place on the perimeter of what was once a large lake and, during the hike, we will have the opportunity to stop at some points where there are important element of the territories: farms, impressive trees (including a centuries-old oak, probably the oldest in Umbria) and the natural area of the "marcite" (which is a grassfield covered in a thin layer of water), artificially created over 1000 years ago. During the visit of the town won't be possible to miss a taste of the typical "norcineria", namely, the production of cured meats of the area. To this point, you will have the chance to learn about: Shepherding: we will visit a company that produces ovine cheese Land ecology: local plots and civic uses The farm: how agriculture is carried out nowadays The environment: how it has changed following the earthquake, centuries-old plants, streams that appear and disappear, the area of the Marcite optimized by the Benedictine monks and its micro-habitat. During the visit of local production facilities, a local food tasting experience is included and you will be able to buy products if you wish. 
Includes
  • escorted hiking tour
  • cheese tasting
  • cured meat tasting
  • agricultural products tasting
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 15 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users

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    Participants

    Date

    Meeting point

    Meet the guide at the parking next to the pastry shop. The guide will show a "crusoe" call sign. Look out for it!

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • Hiking shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Rain gear
    • Hiking pants

    Know before you go

    • - Itinerary may be modified by the guide during the activity to accommodate different participants physical preparation levels
    • - Food tastings and food tasting locations may change depending on local business operations

    Product ID: 416712