Valle Umbra Trekking in favor of young people and the Umbrian lands
Valle Umbra Trekking is an Umbrian association, affiliated with the Italian Hiking Federation, which deals with hiking activities and environmental education, promoting knowledge and enhancement of the history and traditions of the Umbrian land.
Annually, the association offers its more than 250 members a hiking and trekking program of various levels of difficulty and interest, both in Italy and abroad. The pride of the association is the youth section which carries out specific activities for children aged 6 to 16. In agreement with the Municipality of Foligno, Valle Umbra Trekking manages the Altolina Green Room in Pale di Foligno, a reference point for all hiking and educational activities.
The presence on their territory of a part of the route of the Via Lauretana has prompted the association to also take care of this ancient pilgrimage route which can be considered a completion and an enrichment compared to the various naturalistic and religious paths already existing in the area. The Via Lauretana is in fact one of the main nodes of a network of paths that connect it with the Regional Parks of Subasio and Colfiorito, with the National Park of the Sibillini Mountains and with the European path E1. Furthermore, the Lauretana is connected with the historic Via Francigena di San Francesco (via di Roma) which, passing through Assisi through the Foligno area, connects the places of Franciscan spirituality from the north (La Verna) to the south (Greccio).