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On horseback through Cilento landscapes


Experiencing and discovering the coast and the green hinterland of the Cilento on horseback is a very special delight.

 

On horseback through Cilento landscapes


Experiencing and discovering the coast and the green hinterland of the Cilento on horseback is a very special delight.

Horseback riding with Cilento Adventures

In June 2013, six associations from Marina di Camerota decided to form the cooperative Cilento Adventures. Be it guided hiking tours, diving, sailing or, as offered by Associazione Il Nido della Luna, one of the members, various kinds of tours on horseback in the southern Cilento – the choice is yours.  
Il Nido’s offer ranges from riding lessons, short rides and day tours to longer excursions including one or several overnight stays in the mountains. Il Nido della Luna is not only a riding school, but also a stud farm, specializing in the breeding of Persian and Salernitano horses.

Detailed information about the offers of Cilento Adventures and of the Associazione Il Nido della Luna is available onsite at the visitors’ center – Centro Visite – at the harbor of Marina di Camerota. The center is open from June to September. Furthermore, Signora Mariella at the Bottega Principe, also at the harbor, is happy to pass on any information about Cilento Adventures.

Recommended excursions on horseback

A few tips for excursions on horseback around Marina di Camerota, in the south of the Cilento:

Tragara, Trail of Robbers: from the hill San Severino is located on, across an old railroad bridge to the small settlement of Poderia; from there, you ride up onto the plateau – 6 km in length – of Monte Bulgheria (1,225 m), where a WWF station has been erected. Enjoy the magnificent panoramic view: the Gulf of Policastro to the south, the Amalfi Coast to the north and the mountains of Monte Cervati behind you.

Another tour takes you to the Marcellino Valley: from Marina di Camerota southwards, across hills covered with olive and chestnut trees, past small farms, to the untouched, narrow and lush green valley of the Marcellino brook. At its end lies a sandy beach, which is otherwise accessible only by boat. On very warm days, riders and horses are sure to welcome this spot for a break.

High altitude trail to Palinuro: from Marina di Camerota northwards, up to the chapel of San Antonio (432 m); from there, on to Palinuro, along a 'comfortable' high altitude trail – with the sea always in sight.

Gola del diavolo, Devil’s Gorge: from Palinuro through the natural river valley of the Mingardo and through Devil’s Gorge to San Severino. Located on a hill, abandoned in the mid 20th century and now a "ghost village", medieval San Severino is worth a closer look.