If you want to experience nature, then the trails of the Circeo Park are the perfect destination for you. This beautiful nature park offers you a rich network of trails, spread over 21 km, leading you through holm oak and cork forests, along wild beaches and over scenic hills with breathtaking views of the sea.
The Circeo trails are ideal for hiking and cycling. You can choose between short and easy or challenging and scenic routes. Some take you to discover the history and culture of the park with its rich archaeological heritage. In addition, you will have the opportunity to encounter the park's wildlife, including migratory birds and even roe deer and otters. Each trail offers you unforgettable experiences and exciting landscapes.
In short, they are a perfect combination of outdoor adventure, history, culture and unspoilt nature.
We recommend some of the trails but you should not miss the chance to discover them all. Indulge in the beauty of Circeo.
1) Olive Grove Trail
Easy route, suitable for everyone. Duration: 2 hours. Start near Torre Paola and walk along a dirt road through the forest, then climb up to the Grotta della Sibilla. Continue uphill to the intersection with the asphalt road of the Mezzomonte Aqueduct. There, re-enter the forest until you cross the asphalt road leading to the Crocette. Cross the road and descend into a dense wood of holm oaks along an old path made up of a series of stone steps.
2) Trail of the Cyclopean Walls
Medium - difficult route for experienced hikers. Duration: 2 hours. Start from the Strada del Sole and climb up the slope. Be careful because the terrain is gravel. At an altitude of about 300 m, the path flattens out and becomes more comfortable. Walk along the dirt road through the ruins of the Mura Ciclopiche and arrive at the Crocette car park.
3) Sabaudia Visitor Centre Nature Trail
Easy route, suitable for everyone. Duration: 1 hours and 30 minutes. Depart from the Sabaudia Visitor Centre and follow the path. Along the way, you can admire the reconstructions of a "lestra", an ancient village of huts inhabited by shepherds, woodcutters and charcoal burners and a charcoal pile. There are also explanatory signs about the plants and animals present. Continuing on, you can reach Lake Paola.