BIODIVERSITREK IN TORRE GUACETO
The Torre Guaceto Reserve is that place where land and water mingle and intersect, creating a unique territory where man and nature have found a rare balance.
On the way we will cross the entire coastal strip that, between dune and backdune, outlines a series of natural environments rich in beauty.
We will reach the green Mediterranean scrub, where fragrant paths open in the dense shrub vegetation.Grandfather Gino, the ancient Juniper tree, will be waiting for us on the paths to tell us about the delicate balance between leaves and animals in the scrub.
We will resume our walk with our eyes on the horizon, following the coastline that draws sandy coves and rocky peninsulas and going to meet the sea and the inhabitants of the marine protected area.
The ancient Torre Guaceto will be waiting for us overlooking the sea and, while admiring its archaeological display, will allow us to travel through time and space: from the Bronze Age, through the Roman period, to the Middle Ages and on to the present day.
We will then reach the internationally important wetland consisting of an extensive reedbed that provides shelter and food for reptiles, amphibians and resident and migratory birds.
In the summer months it is possible to provide a swimming break along the way
12 km, circular route, start and finish at Torre Guaceto – entrance to nature reserve
Difficulty and terrain
● Difficulty: Level E (Excursionist)*
● Surface: dirt and beaten track, sand
To be covered on:
● On foot – walking time 5 hours
Points of interest
● Mediterranean scrub
● Coastal habitats
● Dune and backdune
● Aragonese tower with archaeological features
● Wetlands of international importance
● Relaxation break in the shell cove (summer months only)
Adults and children aged 9 and over
● Environmental hiking guide
Tips and seasonality
● Suitable all year round