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Red Rocks Itinerary

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  • Departure: Spiaggia di Nisportino
  • Arrival: Spiaggia di Nisportino
  • Duration: 6 hour/s
  • Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
  • Length: 8.1 km
  • Difference in height: Uphill 430m

Directions
The ring-route leaves from and ends in Nisportino beach, a seaside country hamlet of the Municipality of Rio nell'Elba (north-eastern section of the island). To get there, follow the asphalt road from Rio nell'Elba and Nisporto.

Main features
After parking the car at Nisportino beach, head towards the north. The landscape here is intact: these places have been characterized until not a long ago by a peaceful isolation, populated only by a few farmers dedicating themselves mainly to wine growing and production, to the extraction of the local calcareous stone for the production of lime, and to fishing.

Historical features

  • The old rural settlements

Botanical features

  • The coastal plants
  • The species of the Mediterranean maquis
  • The ilex wood

Geological features

  • The red jaspers and the "ophiolitic" rocks of the eastern section of Elba Island

Wildlife features

  • The coastal sea birds
  • The birds of prey

 
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