Tour Pantalica (Anapo Valley)
TYPE: MTB Trails
DURATION (approximate): 4 h – SCHEDULE (approximate): pick-up ore 09.00 -> drop-off ore 13.00
ROUTE: old narrow-gauge railway Siracusa-Vizzini-Ragusa, Fusco entrance to the Pantalica Nature Reserve-, ancient railway stations of “Necropoli Pantalica” and “Pantalica Giambra” – Ponte Diga – Cassaro entrance to the Pantalica Nature Reserve
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE REACHED : 350 mt –
LEVEL : EASY
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT : cap, sunscreen, water (2 liters), snacks, training shoes
LENGHT: 24 Km ring trail, which can be divided into more manageable chunks according to circumstances
A bike in one of the most important biodiversity oases in Italy.
The itinerary is suggestive because it unravels in the middle of a luxuriant vegetation interrupted at times by the old railway tunnels and the small station inside the quarry; From the valley you can see the summit of the plateau, during the late Bronze Age there was an important indigenous settlement that built its necropolis along the steep cliffs of Pantalica. From the naturalistic point of view, the Reserve has over 3,700 hectares of spectacular landscapes, with the clear waters of the Anapo, which flow between the white rocks and the typical green of the Mediterranean scrub.