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The path with the rise to Large Cone of Vesuvius and the crossing of the Valley of Hell is the most scenic and picturesque trails of the Vesuvius Park.

The hike starts from Terzigno in Lavarella area where we will cross the lava eruption of 1929 and a dense pine forest to get the old Road Matrone that climbs to a series of curves uphill to an altitude of 1000m above sea level

From here you can enter the Large Cone ̽ and admire the Gulf of Naples, the Sorrentine peninsula, the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida, Monte Somma, Punta Nasone, the Cognoli of Ottaviano and the Valley of Hell.

Going down you will cross the Valley of Hell, through know a single track nestled in a picturesque Ginestreto coming into the caldera of the ancient volcano from where you can admire the grandeur of Mount Vesuvius and a particular geological formation for natural arch called "dyke".

The path continues between lapilli and lava outcrops to reach the Cognoli east on which it is possible to admire a conformation suggestive of lava so-called "a corda" engraved by a deep cleft generated by the eruption in 1944.

From here you can admire all the plain, and the countries Nolan Vesuvius to Pompeii.

Once aI Square of the legality at an altitude of 800m a.s.l. begins the descent to Ottaviano by Valley of Earthly Delights where the plant landscape passes by a thick pine forest to a forest mesophilic, with essences of chestnut, alder, holm oak and locust trees where the tour ends.

 ̽ On request, you can visit the crater the ticket of €10 is not included.

Contact us and we'll give you all the information and details about the excursion.


Includes the following services:

- Transfer ;

- Mtb rent;

- Equipment: helmet and water bottle;

- Mtb expert guide.

On request service guide by Mtb and trekking for groups and team.



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