St Stefanio - Calascio Loop is a 20.6 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santo Stefano Di Sessanio, Abruzzo, Italy that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching and is best used from April until November.

Distance: 20.6 km Elevation Gain: 978 m Route Type: Loop



bird watching


no shade

historic site

no shade
6 days ago

So we missed the original trail head and turned out to be a great loop! Good conditions today sept 10. We didn’t see the overgrowth or wash out mentioned in the previous post. To find the loop we did head up the hard top road overlooking the lake and restaurant. Go up until the road does a 180 degree turn. Take a right onto the trail. When you come to the next fork continue up to the right. When you get close to the castle and the monastery, you’ll see the trail back to Santo Stefano. We went up to poke around the castle for a bit then headed back on that trail. Total was about 7 miles round trip according to my Apple Watch. Super nice. Wish I’d brought a picnic for the top.

over grown
washed out
25 days ago

This trail requires some serious maintenance, large parts are over grown or it’s totally washed away. Castle on the top is nice. In the current state would not recommend.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This is a superb hike with spectacular views, past an ancient castle and through some of the prettiest villages you will ever see.

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