Day Excursions in the Aspromonte National Park

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Every week we offer four excursions from Capo Vaticano / Tropea to the Aspromonte National Park. The hikes take from 3 to 5 hours, but are - adapted to the warm temperatures - not too strenuous and offer the opportunity to get a beautiful impression of the Calabrian mountains in a single day. We pick you up at your hotel!

Monday: On the path of the ancient Greeks

Surrounded by lush, shade-giving vegetation we hike from the Ionian side up to the plateau, where San Nicodemo once built his church, and today Padre Ernesto lives as a hermit. We continue crossing the plateau and on a serpentine path down again. Particularely interesting is the change of vegetation during the descent from pine forests to cypress trees and the typical Mediterranean  maquis. A beautiful hike with lots of history for guest with walking experience.

Duration: about 5 hours    Altitude: 600 m

Wednesday: Breathtaking Sea-View

The excursion takes us to the coastal town Palmi. We visit the ethnographic museum, where the traditions of Calabria are presented in a very interesting way. Then, walking down from the top of St. Elia, along the steep mountainside we will enjoy the gorgeous view over the Costa Viola and, when there is no mist, over the Eolian Islands and the Strait of Messina.

Duration: about 3 hours     Altitude: 300 m

Both sides of Calabria in one day

We want to inspect the difference between the vegetation on the Tyrrhenian and the Ionian side of Calabria. Our first hike takes us through a dense forest to waterfalls which plunge amidst lush vegetation into the valley. Who is not afraid of the cold water, can take a shower under the waterfall. After driving for a few minutes, we can look down onto the austere landscape of the Ionian coast and hike to a viewpoint with a magnificent view onto the Ionian Sea. The hike shows in an impressive way the diversity of the Calabrian countryside.

Duration: about 4 hours     Altitude: 300 m

Friday: The Valley of the Big Stones

One of the best hikes in the Aspromonte National Park, on the Ionian side of Calabria, on narrow paths and across magnificent meadows to strange rock formations, the rocks of St. Peter, and finally around the 100 meter high monolith Pietra Cappa. The diversity of the landscape and the beauty of the hike justify the longer trip completely!

Duration: about 4,5 hours     Altitude: 420 m

General Information:

Participants: 4 - 10 persons

Price per person: € 60,00


Price includes:

  • • Assistance of an official English speaking hiking guide

  • • Transport by minibus

  • • Picnic

What you need:

• Solid shoes with non-slip soles

  • • Water bottle (at least 1 liter)

Please contact us for further information, quotations and bookings at 0039 348 44 50 890 or at



Sabine Ment

Guida turistico-ambientale

Via Vittorio Emanuele 163, I-89862 Brattirς, P.IVA 02251400798

Tel. 0039 348 4450890