Ruffa valleys trekking tour with tasting
Great outdoors

Ruffa valleys trekking tour with tasting

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Live a real adventure among the valleys and canyons of the Ruffa River
  • Closely admire Woodwardia radicans, a rare plant growing in the area
  • Tour a farm of aromatic plants and indulge in a tasting of local products
What to expect

The enchanted valleys and canyons of the Ruffa River are home to a precious plant, dating back 300 million years, the Woodwardia radicans, a fern that lives in very few parts of the world. In Calabria, it is mainly concentrated in the territory of Brattirò, a hamlet of Drapia. It is so important and rare that it is listed as an endangered species in the IUCN Red List (Red List of Mediterranean Aquatic Plants, 2014).

Your route starts from the square in Brattirò where, after a brief visit to the village, you will take the path that passes through the countryside until you'll descend into the bed of the Ruffa torrent. The trail is unparalleled, a geographical leap to the other side of the world, into the rainforests of the Amazon, no longer among the sun-baked soils with which Calabria is often described.

Then, visit a farm of aromatic plants in Brattirò, where saffron is also cultivated. Here you will be guided through the cultivation of these plants, you will visit a synergistic garden (depending on the season), a beautiful farmhouse in "Breste", that is in raw earth, a construction method typical of this area. Appreciate the country life and enjoy a tasting of products of the same company.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Tour guide
    • Transportation from the meeting point to the farm
    • Tasting
    Where

    Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 120, 89862 Brattirò VV, Italy

    Meeting point:

    At the city square.

    What to remember
    • Height difference: 140 meters
    • The difficulty level is medium. You may encounter climbs, small cliffs, and the Fiumara, which can be crossed even barefoot
    • Please wear comfortable clothes, bring with you water, a hat, plastic boots or spare shoes
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Passione Sud - Travel Experience
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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