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Foresta Umbra

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Great drive

Some scary moments but well worth the drive through the forest didn't see a wolf, boar or deer... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
La Manga del Mar Menor, Spain
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Nice drive through the forest

If on a hot sunny day you like a bit of a cool down, go to Forst Umbra, its beautiful for picnic... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Frankfurt, Germany
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Parco Nazionale del Gargano, 71037 Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy
+39 0884 962721
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

The zig zag road up the hill is nice, there are several stop along the way where you can stop for a picnic or start a walk, we drove to the top where it was almost 10 degree cooler then in the lower part. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Welletjes
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Some scary moments but well worth the drive through the forest didn't see a wolf, boar or deer which was a shame..

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ant_Spain
Reviewed 10 June 2018

If on a hot sunny day you like a bit of a cool down, go to Forst Umbra, its beautiful for picnic and nice walk in the forest.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank cvetter
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Much of the Gargano Peninsula is forested and a large part forms one of the newest National Parks designated in Italy

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank DevonEcologist
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We had a Jeep tour. we were 20 people who boarded into jeeps. The drivers were our guide who took us up in the forest showed us different trees and stones. It is a dry area but limestone keeps it wet and green. There Was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank mauritiustoursa
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Beautiful forest and happy to see that a small part of real Puglian forest survived. Large oak and beech trees, dense forest. Great place for hikes. But incredible that even here the Italians dump their old furniture,garbage and fridges along the forest roads Large parts...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank cojotent
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The address indicated is not the right one: to see the deers and walk around the lake, go to "C. Forestale" (See pictures of the map), South of town Vico del Gargano. You can get free guides from the tourist office. Being with a baby,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Steph_FR-BE
Reviewed 4 June 2017

After driving through millions of olive trees in southern Italy, we googled wild forest in Italy and discovered this National Park. We stayed in Mont Sant'Angelo and drove to the park by a lovely winding mountain road. We purchased a very poor map from the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Graham D
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This forest is vast and it takes nearly an hour just to drive from South to North. Unusually for this part of the world there are lots of beech trees, and if you're lucky you can see deer, wild boar and even wolves

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Chris P
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

It's a huge expansive area of woodland, much of it very quiet and where few people seem to venture. Subsequently some of the minor tracks seem to disintegrate and disappear. Many ruins to explore and wildlife to see. We were lucky enough to see some...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Mr250
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1 May 2017|
Response from HJteK | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is, we parked near the Visitor Centre, quite a few walking routes started from there. . Enjoy!
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6 January 2017|
Response from HJteK | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I'm sorry but I cannot tell you. We were there on a day that the visitors centre was closed so I don't recall if there was bicycle rental. Regards, HJ