Guided hike to the State reserve Valle delle Ferriere with its waterfalls
Guided trekking to the Integrated Natural Reserve of Valle delle Ferriere, a place of pristine beauty
The Ferriere Valley (also known as Valley of the Mills) is a State Nature Reserve established in 1972 to protect endemic species such as the Woodwardia radicans, or dodges spectacled salamander. Magic place where he established a special microclimate that is home to a vegetation of mixed stands of alder and hornbeam.
The tour as a whole is of medium difficulty because it has numerous bifurcations although well marked. And ‘recommended for those who already have experience of trekking, starting with equipment and suitable clothing: raincoats, hiking shoes, long pants and an ex ante knowledge of the route or at least provided with our trails map or CAI.
Arrived in Agerola, reaching the General Avitabile square in the hamlet San Lazzaro. From here take Via Miramare and after 50 meters go left into Radicosa following the sign CAI. Follow the wooden signs to Monte Murillo; here the road climbs into the woods with the limestone stairs between terraces and chestnut woods. After the climb, go straight on the ridge and at the first fork keep right. The trail continues on the flat and downhill through the valley Santa Croce. Following the signs CAI you reach a Pietraio where flows the source of ‘Acquolella. From here it opens the view in the Valle delle Ferriere. The trail continues through mixed deciduous forests and chestnut woods. You reach the junction that leads right to Pogerola: there continue downhill at the table in the picture indicating the Path Giustino Fortunato, then follow the river until you get to the remains of the ancient aqueduct of the hydroelectric plant.
Turning left you can go and admire the waterfall in photos, while turning right continue along the path that leads into the square in Amalfi. Along the way they encounter the remains of the old ironworks from which the name of the Valley and the ancient paper mills of Amalfi and a hydroelectric plant.
With a length of about 10 km and a vertical drop of about 150 m uphill and 800 m downhill, it takes about 4 hours to reach the nature reserve, and another hour to get to the town of Amalfi