The morphology of the environment, stratigraphy, pedology, karstic phenomena, hydrography, wildlife and vegetational features are the main elements for a scientific approach to this area which can be easily discovered on horseback or on "St Francis' horse", that is on foot, thanks to a thick network of recovered picnic areas used in the past by shepherds.
For its geomorphological features and favorable draught conditions, Mt. Subasio is an ideal place to practice fascinating activities like:
Free flight can be practiced from 1st February to 30th November. From the top of the mountain, you can take off in different directions, mainly from south-west to north-west. You can take off only from specific places in loc. Fossa Cieca, Stazzarelli, and Sermolla.
The landing place is in Rivotorto di Assisi, at about 500m from the town. View the itineraries
The several flame trap and forest roads well suit to tours by mountain bike that can be carried out also along the trails if you are an expert. View the itineraries
The minor road network (paths, mule tracks, dirt roads) with an hard
and not very bumpy roadbed give the opportunity to practice horse
Recalling St. Francis' last journey from Nocera Umbra to Assisi together with some horsemen, in September the so-called "Cavalcata di Satriano" is held.
Monte Subasio Park is one of the areas in Umbria where the trails are best developed and maintained. Besides the traverse itineraries characterizing the outermost Park areas (Peace Trail, Franciscan Trail, Olive Trail), there is a thick network of trails connected one with the other and offering several visiting opportunities. View the itineraries
If you are fond of canyoning, you can practice this activity at Fosso Marchetto gorge; if you are a skier, you can practice cross-country ski touring.
Mt. Subasio is also an ideal place for people fond of kites.
The aims of Monte Subasio Park include the preservation, defense, and recovery of the landscape and environment for a correct use of the territory with recreational, cultural, social, didactic, and scientific purposes and for the rehabilitation and enhancement of the resources and local economy.
Hunting is not allowed in the protected area. However, selective sampling or shooting are allowed for research purposes and to recover ecological balances under the direct responsibility and surveillance of the Park Authority. These activities are carried out by authorized people.
With the laws no. 6/1999 and 53/2002 adopted by Consorzio Obbligatorio Parco del Monte Subasio (former authority managing the protected area), the official list of the operators authorized to carry out activities for the restriction and selective sampling in Monte Subasio Park has been drawn.