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Hiking Ciolo Canyon and Cipolliane Caves Exploring

outdoor sports

Hiking Ciolo Canyon and Cipolliane Caves Exploring

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, Italian
outdoor sports

Hiking Ciolo Canyon and Cipolliane Caves Exploring

outdoor sports

Hiking Ciolo Canyon and Cipolliane Caves Exploring

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

Trekking along one of the most evocative routes of the Otranto-Leuca Natural Park. We will explore the Ciolo Canyon along equipped hiking trails, discover a petrified coral reef, Speleotrekking to explore prehistoric caves. Observe the fauna that inhabits this extreme environment, climb up to the top of the Canyon to enjoy the breathtaking view over the whole Natural Park. You will be guided along the famous Sentiero delle Cavotte Cipolliane, characterized by rocky slopes and typical Mediterranean vegetation, immersed in a breathtaking rock landscape, with dry elements built to peak on the cliff where tiny horticulture, terraces of vines and prickly pears give life to an environment of incomparable naturalistic beauty. Explore the Cipolliane Caves, we will observe ancient fossils and we will make a laboratory of Paleontology. We will continue Trekking towards the inlet of Marina di Novaglie, with its characteristic tourist port set in the rock. From here, exploration of the Blue Grotto and the coast of the Novaglie Marina. Coastal trek and return to Ciolo where the excursion will end.

Your host

Learn more about Francesco

Francesco

I graduated in Natural Sciences and specialized in Marine and Coastal Biology. I am a Naturalist, Ecologist and Marine Biologist, a life spent on excursions and trekking for study and naturalistic research. I am professionalized in the Tourism sector as a certified Environmental and Hiking Guide (A.i.g.a.e.) and I take part in the 1st level Master: Management and Entrepreneurship of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism. I am the founder of Naturalmente Salento, a hiking agency with which we offer hiking services in our wonderful Salento.

What's included

Equipment
Hiking equipment: Trekking sticks / sticks, hiking helmets, front lights, survival kit. Hiking / Trekking sticks /…

Where you'll be

►SpeleoTrekking ►The Canyon of Ciolo - The Prehistoric Caves - The top of the Canyon ►Trekking ►The Sentiero delle Cipolliane - Between mantagnate and pajare - The "Acqua de li rizzi" natural pool ►The Cipolliane Caves ► Paleontology laboratory - Trekking Marina di Novaglie - The Cave of Novaglie - The Blue Grotto - Coastal trekking - The Ponte del Ciolo - Bar Ristoro l'Incanto End of excursion and return to the meeting point.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
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Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Good state of health, good resistance to walking, aptitude for hiking,

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

backpack, water bottle 07-1l, energy food and drink, dried fruit, energy bars.

More tips

How we move: trekking on foot. Type of fund: gravel 60%, rock 25%, local roads 15% Families with children and teenagers: 8-16 years Four-legged friends: Yes with leash

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Hiking Ciolo Canyon and Cipolliane Caves Exploring
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