Walking in Calabrian nature


Day by day

Day by day (5 nights - 6 days)

Day 1


Arrival in the early afternoon in Locri and check-in at eco-Ostello LOCRIDE that is an eco-friendly residence, example of social and environmental sustainability. It is housed in a confiscated property that GOEL – Gruppo Cooperativo runs. Presentation of the tour and of GOEL – Gruppo Cooperativo and its mission of change and redemption of Calabria thought legal economy and effective ethics. Dinner with the traditional dishes of Calabrian cuisine and overnight

Day 2

The National Park of Aspromonte - Pietra Cappa

Breakfast. Transfer to Natile Vecchio, from where the excursion to Pietra Cappa starts (about 2,5 hours). It is the most spectacular monolith in the Valley of the Big Stones, one of the geological symbols of Aspromonte. Aspromonte National Park is considered the European kingdom of Biodiversity. Along the excursion, there are the Rocche di San Pietro, rock formations carved in the mountain used as shelters by the Basilian Monks in ancient times. During the tour, picnic lunch provided by Return, dinner and overnight at the eco-Hostel.

Day 3

Stilo e Pazzano - Serre Vibonesi

Breakfast. Transfer to Mount Consolino, and climbing through one of the trials (paths from elementary to expert). Arrival in Pazzano, from which you can reach Monte Stella, with its charming hermitage carved into the rock. The excursion moves on to Stilo, the philosopher Tommaso Campanella's hometown. With its many hermitages and monasteries, such as the Cattolica, a Byzantine-style church from the 9th century, Stilo is an example of the meeting between East and West. Picnic lunch provided by the eco-Hostel. In the afternoon, return to the eco-Hostel and free time available for individual tour and excursions. Dinner at “AMAL” (that means “hope” in Arabic language), cultural and organic restaurant managed by the social cooperative SUN, GOEL Bio partner, symbol of meeting and warm reception, typical of Calabria tradition. Return and overnight at the eco-Hostel.

Day 4

Valli Cupe - Sila Piccola

Breakfast. Transfer to Sersale in the Natural Area of Valli Cupe Park. Excursion to the famous Canyon (the biggest in Europe) and the Gole del Crocchio where it is possible to have a bath, if the climate and the season make it possible. Picnic lunch provided by the eco-Hostel and excursion to the spectacular Campanaro Falls, 22 mt high. Return, dinner and overnight at the eco-Hostel.

Day 5

Antonimina e Gerace

Breakfast. Transfer to Antonimina and visit of “Casa delle Erbe della Locride” where local wild herbs, fruit and flowers are recognised and catalogued according to the seasons. During the excursion, packed lunch provided by the eco-Hostel. Transfer to Gerace and guided tour through the medieval town, one of the ten most beautiful towns in Italy, episcopal seat since ancient times, visit of the Basilica Minore, impressive Byzantine-Norman building and to the Diocesan Museum, which houses the famous Flemish tapestry by Jan Leyniers. At the end of the tour, visit of the Norman Castle and the pottery workshops. Dinner in a typical restaurant. Return and overnight at the eco-Hostel.

Day 6


Breakfast. Final meeting with GOEL - Cooperative Group. Check-out and transfer to the airport.



Price: 499,00 euro (group of minimum 25 people + 1 tour leader)

Price includes:

  • Accomodation at eco-Ostello LOCRIDE in double rooms (single room on request) with private bathroom, air conditioning and balcony; 
  • Meals as planned;
  • Transfer from/to Lamezia Terme/Reggio Calabria airport;
  • Local transport;
  • Guided visits;
  • Visits at cooperatives and workshops;
  • Tickets for museums, churches and archaeological sites as planned;
  • Touristic train in Gerace;
  • Local support;
  • 1 free every 25 pax;

Price does not include:

  • Flights (on request);
  • Single room supplement charge;
  • Optional visits;
  • Medical and luggage insurance;
  • Everything not included in “the price includes”.

Price is applicable from 08 Jan to 3 June and from 03 Sep to 22 Dec. In different periods the price may vary (Summer/Christmas/Easter) and it should be confirmed when booking.  We are glad to remind you that all the packages can be modified and customized according to your needs. In that case, contact our offices, please. 

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