The Garden of Gods, discovering the wonderful Loricati Pines ( Serra di Crispo 2053 m. s.l.m.)
This trekking itinerary in the Pollino National Park is considered one of the most fascinating . We will have the chance to admire closely many spieces of Loricati Pines, among the oldest in the entire Park. The Loricati Pines are of extreme naturalistic importance and many of them reach hundreds of years. Of Balkan origin, it is present in Italy exclusively on the Calabrian-Lucan Apennines which falls precisely within the Park. A recent carbon study revealed the presence of a Loricato pine considered one of the oldest (1200 years) on the Calabrian side of the Pollino Park. For this excursion we will start from Colle dell ‘Impiso (1554 m. S.l.m) crossing beautiful naturalistic landscapes. After a brief stop at the Piani di Pollino we continue until we reach the Garden of the Gods, a truly evocative and enchanted place. While not involving difficult passages, we reccomend this challenging trek to those who have a good workout.