“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.”
Is there any better place in the world than Molise, to live the adventure of your lifetime on a jeep and trekking experience? If you are ready to face challenging routes and feel comfortable driving on gravel roads, now it is the time make the rigth choice and hop on on our vehicles and get off the beaten tracks with I Viaggi dell’Origano! Mission “Wild Molise” Tour is the best way to explore the hidden gems of Italy either hiking or driving into the wild: two different philosophies of adventure life that combine in one-time perfect solution. I Viaggi Dell’Origano gives you the chance to live both experience in a flawless tour that winds through the ancient transhumance paths, breathtaking landscapes of the undaunted nature of the region unkowwn to the many, yet beloved to all. If walking is the oldest way of travelling, the jeep is indeed one od the most exciting … An intense travel experience for your next trip!
Tour Highlights: Molise backcountry, hills, grottoes, rural hermitages, castles, ancient fountains, rivers, delicious delicacies and warm hospitality…
Colle D’Anchise (CB). Trasfer from Roma/Napoli/Campobasso upon request
10:00 AM or 18:00 PM
Arrival to Colle D’Anchise. Check-in at the spread-out hotel and accomodation in the guest rooms. Located in the heart of Molisan backcountry, the spread-out hotel of Colle D’Anchise rises from the ancient water mill of the rural village, where the stones and the Biferno River give a touch of elegance and witness the identity of local culture. Participants can enjoy the peaceful and relaxing surroundings of the river park, visit the ancient mill and disused hydroelectric power station as well as walking trhough the narrow alleys of the small village of Colle D’Anchise. Dinner of local dishes is served in the hotel’s restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, we head to Oratino, in Campobasso province, this will be our base-camp for all the activities of the tour. Meeting with the guide. Our jeep adventure, is ready to begin! Few small villages, woods, offroad trails … We are going to discover Molise in its best light, exploring its rarest glimpses and the unspoiled nature through ancient mule tracks and rural paths. Our expert travel designers will be pleased to customize the itinerary based on your preference and needs to guarantee and provide you with the best travel experience in Molise. The boost of the adrenaline of the jeep experience gives the way to the relax of the trek. The nature will embrace you with its slight sounds and intense beauty. Wheter in the Collemeluccio-Montedimezzo MAB Reserve or the best-known “The Brigands’ Path” in Roccamandolfi, you will live emotions, admire astonishing panoramas and enjoy the pure rural adventures. Packed lunch and off to the next destination. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Our second day is about to begin in Molise! After breakfast, we head to our base-camp and we get ready for our adventure!
We can choose to follow cultural traditions on the ancient tratturo “Castel di Sangro-Lucera” crossed by the shepherd who used to practice the transhumance or we can visit the Archeological Site of Saepinum on a pleasant walk up to the small village of Sepino, or even beat the edge of Miletto Mount, in the heart of Matese Massif. A remote guide will assist you to guarantee the flawless experience and he will suggest you on the best things to do. Once at the edge we return back to the hotel. Aperitif will be provided to the particinpants upon return to the hotel. End of our services.
PLEASE NOTE: The above itinerary may be subjected to changes due to adverse weather conditions or any other conditions of operational nature.
There’s a part of Molise where small and delightful medieval villages are abounding; in here, we can find a tiny gem called La Piana dei Mulini. Located in the Biferno valley at the foothills of the Matese Mountains, this albergo diffuso – or scattered hotel, where rooms and amenities could be located in more than one building – is a historical residence with twelve rooms and a refined restaurant. It is a magnificent structure built in the 18th century entirely in stone; today, it continues to boast the splendour of its past due to a restoration project that has not only recovered the material resources of Molise, but also the traditional values that are at the roots of this territory.
Authenticity, love for the earth and its products, simplicity, pure feelings… these are all part of the treasure that is Piana dei Mulini, not to mention the precious cultural, historical, architectural and scenic riches that surround it. Certainly, their culinary project is inspired out of the gratitude and respect towards mother earth, putting at its core the Molisan identity. This is clearly evidenced in their unique food mesh composed of people, hands, sweat, and culture, all in harmony with nature. In carefully maintained and comfortable rooms furnished with arte povera decorations of simple, yet elegant designs, a luscious breakfast prepared with home-made products is served every morning. In the main room, under beautiful stone vaults, the residence’s restaurant is located; their cuisine is refined, with meals prepared with seasonal products, considering the region’s biodiversity. An emporium of artisanal products made by local farmers and shepherds offers high-quality shopping for those guests who wish to take home a top-grade, exquisite souvenir. When shopping in the emporium, the local economy is reinforced, encouraging a small-scale production that is not mechanized nor industrialized, but nonetheless very active and sustainable. The friends of I Viaggi dell’Origano can find in La Piana dei Mulini a mix of the essences of this small but flourishing area of Molise that is absolutely worth a visit.