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Trekking Tour: The Way of Gods

A hiking day from Bologna to Sasso Marconi among unpolluted landscapes

During this hiking tour on the Path of Gods you'll walk the first kilometres that separate Bologna from the hills of Sasso Marconi, and go through the many different landscapes preceding the Apennine mountains. 


Type

• On foot • Green tour • Private tour

Duration

10 hours / 27 km

Difficulty

Challenging: Physical Effort 5/5 Technical level 4/5

Tour departure time

To be chosen


Description

The Way of Gods, a route created at the end of the Eighties by a group of Bolognese hikers, retraces the ancient commercial tracks and the first communicating paths between Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany. Why its name? Because the route crosses places like Monte Adone, Monzuno (coming from Mons Iovis, Jupiter’s mountain), Monte Venere (Venus Mountain), Monte Luario (Lua was a roman goddess to whom soldiers sacrificed captured weapons) and is nowadays one of the most popular in the Apennines among hikers and MTB lovers.
From the Fountain of Neptune to the Sanctuary of San Luca it’s still a stroll inside the city. Suddenly, on entering the portico that goes up to San Luca, an amazing change takes place: the chaotic life of the city centre comes to an end, and the only people left are sportsman, pilgrims, tourist and, of course, travellers.

The Way of Gods is a multi-coloured and full-of-nature itinerary among paths, gravel roads and some tarmac. It’s a medium level trekking route, never too challenging and featured by a highly diversified territory which you will admire at every step. Your guide will lead you through a remarkable biodiversity, among forests and banks; you will glimpse the not too far away white rock towers of Monte Adone and the hills of the pre-Apennines, dazzling you and filling your heart with images that will make this experience unique and unforgettable.
Walking through the forests you’ll finally reach Sasso Marconi, where you’ll take a low-speed train that will take you back to Bologna.

Dress code:
Sportswear and comfortable clothing, trekking shoes are advised, raincoat, sunglasses and light jacket are suggested.
Tecnical advice:
Don't forget a backpack for a bottle of water, a snack, your camera, tissues and repellent in the summer.



Highlights

The sequence and the number of visited highlights may be subject of last -minute changes

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