Trekking in Calabria – The Mills’ Valley

Trekking in Calabria – The Mills’ Valley


Explore the Calabrian countryside with a local guide on this half-day tour. Experience the multifaceted nature of Calabria and the historical features of the region as you discover a lost world of history, nature and traditions. All this with our Trekking in Calabria. 

The starting point for our excursion is Spilinga, a small town in Calabria, located on the slopes of Monte Poro, not far from Capo Vaticano. We walk on an old mule track downhill along a mountain stream, where we visit the remains of an 18th century water mill of Arabic influence.

During the walk, you can admire numerous rare species of plants (oak, laurel, elm, alder, willow, poplar, strawberry trees, jujubes, myrtle, blackberry, oregano, wild fennel, nettle…). The many Mediterranean orchids deserve special attention, the most conspicuous being the “orchis italica”, also known as the “naked man” and the tropical fern “Woodwardia Radicans”, which is extraordinary in its kind and of singular beauty. The fauna heritage is also remarkable. Mammals include wild boar, badgers, foxes, beech-martens, weasels, hedgehogs, dormice and so on.

The tour will end with a relaxing and tasty lunch based on local dishes! You will also taste the delicious local products: dried tomatoes, organic olive oil and organic wine, ‘nduja, capicollo, culatello, pancetta, soppressata and other cold cuts.

We will meet in Capo Vaticano. We also offer the possibility of transfer from your accommodation (Tropea area).

Price includes:

  • Transport from Zambrone, Tropea and Capo Vaticano
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation

The activity is not suitable for:

  • People with motor difficulties
  • People with poor physical fitness
  • People over the age of 70

Important, bring with you:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes


NB: The tour may be cancelled due to bad weather conditions.

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