Mt. Vesuvius hike

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#1
192 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
I have a few questions about this hike:

1. Are the trails very narrow?
2. Are there a lot of drop offs?
3. How would you rate the grade of this hike? Easy, moderate, or difficult?

Thank you in advance for your help.
#2
Tucson,AZ
4,608 Posts
Joined Jun 2003
Originally posted by DanaJW
I have a few questions about this hike:

1. Are the trails very narrow?
2. Are there a lot of drop offs?
3. How would you rate the grade of this hike? Easy, moderate, or difficult?

Thank you in advance for your help.
You may want to post this on the Italy board,and you can do search there as well as people have posted some info.
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KAREN
#4
Atlanta, GA
294 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
I did this hike with my husband and teenage sons. Basically, you take a service from the Circumvesuvia station at Herculeneum to the base of the trail. There is a company right at the left of the train station. They run a shuttle bus up to the trail head. The trail is wide, no drop offs, gravel paved. A lot of people and not very difficult.

Yes, it is up hill all the way, but not difficult.
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#5
Tucson,AZ
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Joined Jun 2003
Originally posted by DanaJW
Thank you cberge. I am on planning overload and had actually intended to do that to begin with!
Never overload when planning a trip...you can't see and do all..pick a favorite place and go for it...you can always go back...trust me.Enjoy your trip.
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