We'll embark upon a journey that will bring you to a mystical place in the national park of Vesuvius, called Hell Valley. The path starts from an altitude of 500 m and stretches alternating downhill and flat areas until the peaks. Due to the nature of the track it turns out to be the ideal route to observe the typical geological structure of the volcano-layer fence of Somma-Vesuvius. The Hell Valley separates the Somma mountain (the oldest vulcano) from the youngest volcano, Vesuvius, and is partly flooded by lava of the last eruption of 1944 colonized by lichen Stereocaulon vesuvianum. The visit to the Hell Valley is a fascinating walk to discover the western side of the Somma-Vesuvius because here you can appreciate the grandeur of the volcanoes. After getting off the Valley , we'll reach a natural arch and then the so called"Cognoli of Levante" ; there we'll get to see the most beautiful formation of lava “string” of Vesuvius engraved by a deep fracture in which there are many species of fern and where we can enter as if we were in the bowels of the Earth! The hike requires good physical condition and between 3-3.30 h walking.
I'm a fully qualified hiking guide and I love this beautiful land with its nature, biodiversity and miths. I like to be outdoors as much as possible, love travelling, playing music, hiking and with this experience you will be enchanted by the incredibile beauty of Vesuvius away from the crowds. I will take you in the beautiful scenery of the Hell Valley in the national park of vesuvius.
During the path we'll make a break drinking good homemade neapolitan espresso with some snacks
A lift will be gently offered to reach the path. I'll pick you up close to the central station and we'll start our adventure…
The Hell Valley: perhaps the most beloved among the trips to Vesuvius. The Hell Valley track is one of the most scenic routes because it’s little wrought. Venturing into this place, you can observe the majesty of Vesuvius from below. The valley is still partly flooded by lava river, remaining of the last eruption of 1944.
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