Gole del Salinello

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Gole del Salinello
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Eddy A
Sant'Egidio alla Vibrata, Italy4 contributions
TREKING
Aug 2015 • Family
I have visited the Salinello Gola many times , at least 3 times a year. Spring, summer and fall are all good times. My favorite is summer as on a hot day it is refreshing to walk through. Sneakers are fine but if you have treking boots and a walking stick its better. Bring food and drinks for the treking and a camera. At the end there is a fantastic park with picnik tables. Good walk with friends and family.
Written 15 December 2015
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Stuart C
Bury St. Edmunds, UK26 contributions
Fantastic gorge walk with great views and interesting sites.
Aug 2015 • Family
The Salinello gorge is a great place to visit for a fantastic day of walking. It's easy to find and free to park and enter. When you drive to the village of Ripe di Civitella look for a turning onto a non-asphalted track just above the church of san Pietro Aposotolo. This track takes you to a car park and picnic area where you can park for free. There is a visitor hut there but it is for the caving and gorging groups and doesn't cater for general visitors. There is a large map displayed in the car park but the trails are well marked so you shouldn't need your own map.

The trail begins from the car park and descends down into the gorge and the first place of interest, the Grotte di Sant Angelo. These naturally formed caves are nearly all fully accessible with steps and walkways. Just after the caves the trail splits and you can either head down to the river or head up and head along a higher path. The river trail is marked with red and yellow markers and the high path is marked with red and white markers.

We took the river route up the gorge and found it to be easy going. It was August so the river flow was minimal but there was still plenty of interesting features to see and there were many places you could leave the trail and walk up through the river itself. It was pretty easy to navigate up the river and around the boulders without any specialist gear and there were plenty of pools and "beaches" where you could sit and have some fun. There were also places that are inaccessible without proper equipment but you can easily switch back to the trail.

The trail makes it's way gently upwards through the gorge and you are rewarded with stunning views of very high gorge walls and the high mountains above. The walking at this stage is easy-going but once you get to the higher part of the gorge the gradient increases and so does the effort level! It is not too challenging though and you get plenty of shade from the trees. Towards the end of the gorge you can take the trail up to Castel Manfrino. This trail gets quite steep at times and just as you think you are at the Castle you have to descend into another gorge and climb up again. The castle is a ruin but there are walkways to help you get around it. There is virtually no information on display at the castle because the information boards are all damaged or missing but the views from the top are fabulous and definitely worth the trek up. In fact I would have rated the gorge walk as a 5 star if all the information boards were intact but unfortunately most of the information boards after the caves are missing or damaged.

On the way back you can take the high trail (red and white markers) back to the caves and from there to the car park. The signs indicate that the complete walk from the car park to the castle and back will take about 4 hours but we took much longer because we stopped at several spots to enjoy the water, the views and to have a picnic.

The trails are typical gorge trails and can be rocky and loose material so good walking shoes or boots are required. If you want to eat afterwards you should head for Civitella del Tronto which has plenty of options.
Written 21 August 2015
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