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Secrets of the Guardiaregia Campochiaro Reserve


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Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Please, note that the itinerary below is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.

Day 1: Arrival
Transfer from the Termoli train station or own arrival to the farmhouse for dinner and overnight stay.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at farmhouse in Morcone


Day 2: Morcone to Guardiaregia 
After breakfast, we get in the saddle. Today, we will cover a stretch of one of the five royal sheep tracks: the Pescasseroli-Candela tratturo. You enter the Tratturo near the border between Molise and Campania. This territory is rich in water and along the route there are fountains and drinking troughs for the animals. The path runs through wide open stretches where the vegetation is reduced to small scattered shrubs and mainly characterized by herbs and wild plants.
We wills top for our lunch break in the majestic Roman city of Sepino (Saepinum). The unearthed city is an incredibly well-preserved testimony of a typical Roman city and is considered by some as a little Pompeii. The city stands at the intersection of two important roads: the Pescasseroli-Candela sheep track and the road that connects the Matese to the coast.
The journey resumes after lunch, towards the village of Guardiaregia, immersed in the green landscapes of the Matese, close to the splendid Quirino gorges.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Farmhouse in Guardiaregia


Day 3: Guardiaregia-Campochiaro Reserve
This morning, we set off to explore the largest WWF reserves in Italy: Oasis Guardiaregia-Campochiaro. You will be fascinated by its natural treasures and its unique landscapes.
We climb along the Molise side of the Matese Massif and we will stop along the way to enjoy a picnic lunch with a breathtaking view!
The afternoon is dedicated to the deepest secrets of nature reserve and some of the most spectacular abysses in Europe: Pozzo della Neve and Cul di Bove.
The Pozzo della Neve abyss opens up into a beech forest and is characterized by numerous karst manifestations, located a short distance from each other, suggesting the existence of a huge underground karst complex in the area. 
The Cul di Bove abyss, consists of large rooms, crossed by an underground stream that gives rise to lakes and waterfalls.
Return to the farmhouse in the evening.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Farmhouse in Guardiaregia


Day 4: The three friars
For our last riding day, we continue to explore to the reserve. We will see spectacular centuries-old beech trees called "The three friars", the oldest of which is over 500 years old.
Legend has it that some important historical episodes took place here. Among the many, we remember that of three brothers who were hanged on the spot, in correspondence of the beech trees, for theft of livestock.
Return to the farmhouse for a farewell lunch and transfer to Termoli train station.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

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Secrets of the Guardiaregia Campochiaro Reserve
Tour Code: IT-GOITMO3
4 days / 3 nights
Dates : March to October

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Basic
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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A 2024 09/19 - 09/22 4d / 3n 4 day trip 4 /10 Reserve
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Tack: Western
Horses: Appaloosa, Paint and Quarter Horses
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Airport: Naples
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