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Address: Isola d'Ischia, Italy

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Mountaineering made easy

Maybe stretching the definition of mountaineering a little but you do get to a summit - and what a summit! The whole island laid out before you, with Procida, Capri and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2016
rostourist
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Maybe stretching the definition of mountaineering a little but you do get to a summit - and what a summit! The whole island laid out before you, with Procida, Capri and the Sorrentine peninsula thrown in for good measure. We approached from Fontana; despite having researched the location, lost my nerve and jumped ship (the CS bus from Forio actually)... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I took a rental scooter to the lower cafe and parked up. Then walked up the last section. May be slippery when wet but I climbed in bright sun and was pretty easy. Maybe about 1km and slopes not too severe. Plenty of small lizards rustling in bushes either side of path and a dishevelled rat were the only animals... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I climbed from Forio, it takes 3 hours but the trail is much more pleasant than the one from Fontana, with great views, beautiful forest, .. You can also descend that way. There are red and white signs, but the signposting is not too visible at some points.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

There is always something special about reaching the top of a mountain, and this one doesn't disappoint. It is a long uphill hike on foot, but car or bike can get you most of the way. We went last section on horseback, thoroughly enjoyable.

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Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The best time to hiking the mountain in summer is in the morning of course, you can go into the village under the mountain by bus and then the walk to the top takes about na hour. Don´t need hiking boots, sandals are ok :-) You won´t see anything special during the walk, because is too early for everyone :-D

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Brno, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you want to go on this mountain, be aware that you have to climb three kilometers long and steep hill. I would not recommend going to this mountain after rain because the roads can become slippery. It is a a difficult journey, where the result is indeed a nice view, but I can imagine to spend the day differently.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We decided to hike up the mountain, the highest point in Ischia, even though the weather was iffy. The climb went from gentle to fairly difficult for the last km, but it was worth it to get to to the superb trattoria on top, even though we had no views. A big thanks to the cafe that puts out walking... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Nothing special. It is a big hill where you walk. The view is beautiful, but in the summer there is a lot of people, if it rains you need to take good shoes because the rocks are slippery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner done this hike during our holiday in ischia, we got the bus CS to serrara Fontana and got off by the church with the statue to Jesus outside in the square!! And started our ascent to the top, if you look across the road you will see a alley way that I signposted saying mount epomeo... More 

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Thoiry, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We hiked from the bus stop at the village of Fontana. About an hour to get to the top and 300m elevation gain, first along a road and then a well trodden trail. Just below the summit is a restaurant built into the mountain and the summit area is made of somewhat crumbly grey rock in strange forms caused by... More 

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