What is the event of trekking and chestnut harvesting
On Sunday, October 30, 2022, in Antrodoco(RI) near Rome, there will be an organized trekking among the chestnut groves in the lands of the Antrodocano Chestnut, a prized variety of chestnut with the PGI mark.
An outdoor event that combines the pleasure of walking through the woods, tinged with autumn colors, with the harvesting and tasting of chestnuts.
Accompanying you on the adventure will be two hiking guides and one of the area’s leading chestnut producers, who will reveal all the secrets about grafting techniques, growing and harvesting chestnuts.
At the end of the trek, after harvesting up to 3kg of chestnuts per person, you can take them home and enjoy them whenever you want.
But the experience does not end there: a stop at a small hut, a typical dwelling immersed in the woods, is planned, where you can enjoy a barbecue lunch and taste the roasted chestnuts, cooked on the traditional steel sheet pan over the embers.
A day of fun and sharing, surrounded by nature and typical local flavors.
How the activity takes place
The meeting point is Sunday, October 30 at 09:30 a.m., near Antrodoco, RI (the exact meeting point will be given to you after booking).
After meeting your group and hiking guides, you will set off for a truly exciting experience among the chestnut groves in the lands of the Antrodocano Chestnut.
During the trek you will be able to collect chestnuts, up to 3kg that you can take home. At the end of the walk, there will be a stop for a barbecue in a small typical hut in the area, totally immersed in nature.
The trekking route is about 4.5km long with an elevation gain of 300m. The duration of the trek is 2 hours, while the total duration of the whole experience is about 5 hours, including chestnut harvesting and grilling.
Who is the activity for
The trekking and chestnut harvesting event near Rome is an experience with easy difficulty, suitable even for children.
Qualified hiking guide
Lecture on the cultivation, harvesting and treatment of chestnut
Harvesting up to 3 kg/person of chestnuts
Water bottle min 750ml
Mandatory face mask to be used during stops
In order to carry out the activity, it is necessary to be in possession of an identification document