15 Aprile 2024


ACCESS REGISTRATION ORFENTO VALLEY


CARABINIERI BIODIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT PESCARA


Entrances into the Orfento Valley State Reserve in Caramanico Terme, in the heart of the Maiella National Park, are regulated by a free access registration released remotely via QR-Codes located in several key points in the territory of Caramanico Terme or at the Orfento Valley Visitor Centre (Council Resolution n.68 - 10/20/2022).
  • Every registration is valid for a group up to 10 people.
  • For groups organised by guides and professionals of the hiking sector, the number is extended to a maximum of 15 people for each guide.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES
...
A) THE SCALELLE PATH
RECOMMENDED TO CHILDREN AGED 6+
  • Visitor Centre
  • Scalelle (B6)
  • Caramanico road bridge (S)
  • Return on tarmac

...
B) PONTE DEL VALLONE LOOP-HIKE
RECOMMENDED TO CHILDREN AGED 10+
  • Visitor Centre
  • Ponte del Vallone (B2)
  • Caramanico road bridge (S)
  • Return on tarmac

...
C) PONTE DELLA PIETRA LOOP-HIKE
RECOMMENDED TO CHILDREN AGED 16+
  • Visitor Centre
  • Ponte del Vallone (B2)
  • Ponte di San Benedetto (B2)
  • Piscia Giumenta (B2) - CLOSED SECTION ORDINANCE >>
  • Ponte della Pietra (B2)
  • Hermitage of Sant’Onofrio (S)
  • Caramanico road bridge (S)
  • Return on tarmac

...
D) GUADO SANT’ANTONIO LOOP-HIKE
RECOMMENDED TO CHILDREN AGED 16+
  • Visitor Centre
  • Ponte del Vallone (B2)
  • Ponte di San Benedetto (B2)
  • Piscia Giumenta (B2) - CLOSED SECTION ORDINANCE >>
  • Ponte della Pietra (B2)
  • Guado Sant'Antonio (B2)
  • Colle della Ciocca (B2)
  • Fonte Viola (B7)
  • Visitor Centre (B2)

...
E) DECONTRA LOOP-HIKE
RECOMMENDED TO CHILDREN AGED 14+
  • Caramanico road bridge
  • Decontra (P)
  • Orfento river (B8)
  • Ponte del Vallone (B2/S)
  • Caramanico road bridge (S)

...
F) HERMITAGE OF SANT’ONOFRIO
RECOMMENDED TO CHILDREN AGED 14+
  • Visitor Centre
  • Ponte del Vallone (B2)
  • Ponte di San Benedetto (B2)
  • Hermitage of Sant’Onofrio (S)
  • Return to Ponte di San Benedetto (S)
  • Caramanico road bridge (S)
  • Return on tarmac

...
G) HERMITAGE OF SAN GIOVANNI FROM DECONTRA
RECOMMENDED TO CHILDRED AGED 16+
  • Decontra
  • Park’s trail (P)
  • Pianagrande (B1)
  • Hermitage of San Giovanni (S) - CLOSED SECTION ORDINANCE
  • Overcome the bar in Pianagrande (B1), follow the S path to the hermitage (avoid exposed section)
  • Return on the same itinerary

...
H) HERMITAGE OF SAN GIOVANNI FROM MAIELLETTA
RECOMMENDED TO CHILDREN AGED 16+
  • Road to Pomilio Refuge
  • Maielletta meadows (B1)
  • Di Marco refuge - Pianagrande (B1)
  • Hermitage of San Giovanni (S)
  • Return on the same itinerary

...
I) CAMMINO DI CELESTINO (ORFENTO STAGE)
RECOMMENDED TO CHILDREN AGED 16+
  • Ponte di Caramanico (S)
  • Ponte del Vallone (B2)
  • Ponte di San Benedetto (B2)
  • Piscia Giumenta (B2) - CLOSED SECTION ORDINANCE >>
  • Ponte della Pietra (B2)
  • Hermitage of Sant’Onofrio (S)
  • Ponte di San Benedetto (S)
  • Decontra (B8)
...
L) REFUGE DI MARCO FROM THE CARAMANICO ROAD BRIDGE (SPIRIT PATH STAGE)

RECOMMENDED TO CHILDRED AGED 16+



LEARN MORE
...
If you need further info, willing to purchase a hiking map or take free briefing material reach out to the Orfento Valley Visitor Centre in Caramanico Terme, located in via del vivaio snc – ph. +39 085 922 343
  • Open all year round 9am/1pm - closed on Christmas Day
  • From June 15th to September 15th open 9am/1pm and 3pm/7pm
  • From July 20th to August 20th open 8am/7pm

STANDARDS AND BEHAVIOURS
...
The Caramanico Terme City Hall do not take any responsibility in case of accidents, path mistakes or other inconveniences that may occur during the hikes.

The frequentation of a mountain environment may involve objective risks for physical safety that cannot be forecasted nor eliminated, therefore the “group leader” is taking every responsibility on their own safety and on the safety of the escorted ones and is committed to compliance with the following rules.




ACCESS IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED
IN CASE OF ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS



READ CAREFULLY

Within the Reserve, in accordance with the law 394/91 and further modifications and integrations, it is forbidden to:
  • light fires, smoke or carry out dangerous actions that may cause fires;
  • collect or damage plants, flowers, moss and mulch;
  • catch, kill or damage wildlife;
  • disturb the wildlife;
  • introduce unleashed or leashed dogs (in the A Zone of the Maiella National Park, with the exception of the “Scalelle Path”)
  • introduce mechanical vehicles, including non-motorised vehicles;
  • carry out sport activities (hang glider, paragliding, canoeing, free climbing etc.);
  • carry out fishing activities (with the exception of the stretch from the Caramanico road bridge to the Ponte di San Cataldo, where “no kill fishing” is allowed);
  • remove rocks, minerals and fossils;
  • leave the signed trails;
  • stay overnight or camp.
Within the Reserve, in accordance with the regional law 50/1992 and further modifications and integrations, it is forbidden to:
  • disturb and damage the riverine wildlife;
  • swim or any kind of entrance into the water (administrative penalty of € 300 per person).

PHONE COVERAGE



PART OF THE VALLEY
HAS NO PHONE COVERAGE
ASK THE VISITOR CENTRE



REGISTRATION FORM
form di richiesta informazioniFill the following form to register your entrance into the Orfento Valley Nature Reserve.

You will receive a confirmation email once the process is complete.

Thank you.

Bold fields are required
Every registration is valid for a maximum number of 10 people for each group.
For group organised by guides and professional of the hiking sector, the number is extended to 15.
The only itinerary allowed to dogs is the A) THE SCALELLE PATH

CHOOSE YOUR ITINERARY
(Testo completo) obbligatorio
(Testo completo) obbligatorio
generic image refresh



Realizzazione siti web www.sitoper.it
close
Scegli la lingua
Sembra che la lingua del tuo browser sia diversa dal sito web
bandiera dell´Italia
ing flag
cookie