Walking & Trekking
Let's venture through the River Calore Valley
- National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano -
The River Calore Valley in National Park
of Cilento and Vallo di Diano is an extraordinary natural
heritage. The Calore River forms on its way from Mount Cervati
down towards the sea five spectacular valleys, but the main
one is located in the area between Felitto and Magliano,
a few miles from the town of Castelcivita and its grotto
which is 4,800 meters long with a depth of 52 meters. Here
for trekkers the path is pretty easy and lasts approximately
6 hours, with departure from Felitto until you reach, at
the exit from the valley, the suggestive old medieval stone
arch bridge near Magliano. For many centuries, this bridge
allowed the pedestrian link between the ancient towns of
Felitto and Magliano.
Shows of incomparable beauty along the way to see: the wilderness
and unspoiled vegetation form a rare natural scenery full
of colors and scents, with the thundering noise of water
in the background. We are in the "kingdom" of the
otter, which lives here undisturbed, free and protected.
The rich undergrowth of shrubs recalled almost a tropical
forest. Along the way they meet the leaves of ivy, laurel
and large trunks of ash and hornbeam.
Starting from Felitto we have two possibilities to reach
the River Calore Valley: For walking lovers one path is to
follow the signs to Laurino for 1 km then turn in direction
of locality Remolino to arrive, after about one km, on the
banks of the Calore River. From here you go downhill to a
valley where you will see the river disappear. In Remolino
(at 182 m) the river gives life to a small natural lake.
Along the Calore River you can go to the right along a path
leading after 30 minutes approx. to a bifurcation: on the
right you can go to the Natural Bridge "Pretatetta" and
reach the other shore. Staying on this side you can go, past
the natural bridge, in the direction of Magliano, reaching
after ca. one and a half hour of trekking the medieval bridge
mentioned above. The other way to the Calore river is to
go to Piazza Mercato in Felitto and to follow the signs for ‘Gole
del Calore’ until you reach a staircase that leads
you directly there.