Trekking to discover the Menotre valley

Only 20 minutes from Assisi, surrounded by unspoiled nature, it is possible to visit a valley oasis of peace and spirituality: the Menotre Valley .

We will arrive at the top of a hermitage protected by the rugged rock, a shrine that leaves you speechless and from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view.The hermitage, is located in a natural rock ravine and is one of the therapeutic mountain shrines of which there is evidence from the 1200s onward.It is located halfway up the “hillside” of Mount Pale at about 534 meters above sea level.

Together with the guide, we will reach picturesque waterfalls, streams that accompany our trail while also rediscovering the beauty of silence, of listening to one’s own step, breath, and the sounds of nature.
The guide will accompany us throughout the hike, providing useful and interesting information about the trail and the surrounding landscape.

Continuing on our way we will reach caves divided into several cavities, the first one considered a real jewel of architecture is called the ‘Pond Room’, it has a circular shape and a height of 8-9 meters; from the pendonstalactite dome-shaped vault and in the center there are stalagmitic pillars forming 4-5 perfectly shaped columns.
Here in past eras the waters of the Menotre River were collected during the flood .
A tunnel leads to the ‘Chamber of the Ground Columns’ where we can see a lion-shaped stalagmite, numerous stalactites that look like draperies and impressive central columns Together with the guide we will finally reach the village of Pale where a mouth-watering lunch awaits us in a typical little restaurant based on the specialties of our land.
The excursion ends with lunch in the village of Pale, a mountain hamlet in the municipality of Foligno, which is a real jewel of Umbrian land

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