DARING RESILIENCE IN ITALY 2018

/DARING RESILIENCE IN ITALY 2018
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DARING RESILIENCE IN ITALY 2018

$500$3,599

OCTOBER 23 — 30, 2018

Reunite mind, body, and spirit by connecting with like-minded individuals as you walk the Via Francigena.

All roads lead to Rome. This legendary path follows a route traced by Julius Caesar in 58 BC called “The Way of the Sun” connecting his northern provinces with Rome. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have travelled to Rome by way of the Via Francigena. There were those seeking indulgences, merchants with goods to trade, soldiers defending their territories, emperors, diplomats, and adventurers. By walking this trail today you receive a “Testimonium”, a certificate of accomplishment given to pilgrims who walk to Rome.

Over the course of the trip you will begin to realize you are actually awakening your inner needs and opening your heart to new insights and possibilities. With the surrounding beauty and help of our staff you will learn reflective and resilient practices. Our time developing resilience will be through the use of dialogue with other members, quiet reflection, journaling, daily group reflections, book reads, and using our experiences and the paths we hike as daily metaphors to develop gratitude, hope, awe, and joy.

We begin the day with an early morning reflective practice followed by a hearty breakfast before the day’s hiking adventure unfolds. We walk beautiful trails, averaging approximately 8 miles per day, accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable guides who will fill our days with a soulful blend of scenic hiking, historical insights, traditional experiences and wonderful food.

In the early evening we will have the opportunity to meet for a social hour, daily debriefing and book club as we rejuvenate our mind, soul and trekking legs before enjoying lovely dinners. No matter what your level of fitness or resilience experience you are welcome on this active holiday.

If have additional questions about this trip, please contact Dr. Corey Martin at Corey@BounceTravels.com

DEPOSIT = $500

  • This is a nonrefundable deposit to secure your space on this trip
  • Payment in full is due by July 1, 2018

SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOM = $3,599

  • Single Occupancy: One person in a single occupancy room

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOM = $2,999 per person

  • Double Occupancy — I have a roommate: At checkout, please let us know the name of your roommate in the Order Notes section.
  • Double Occupancy — Please assign me a roommate: If you don’t have a roommate, we would be happy to assign one for you.

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Please be sure to read through the Additional Information tab below to familiarize yourself with What’s Included, What’s Not Included and Cancellation Details.

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TENTATIVE DAILY SCHEDULE

8:00am Resilience Lesson

9:00am Hearty Breakfast at our Hotel

10:00am Daily 8–10 Mile Trek Through Fields, Forests, Amphitheaters and Waterfalls, ending with a Tour of St. Peter’s Basilica

4:00pm Return to Hotel/Relaxation/Personal Reflection

6:00pm Daring Way Book Club/Social Hour

7:00pm Spectacular Dinner with Wine

Our time developing resilience will be through the use of quiet reflection, lectures, journaling, daily group reflections, book reads, and using our experiences and the paths we hike as daily metaphors to develop gratitude, hope, awe, and joy.

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1 : ORVIETO – 8 miles

We meet at 10 AM in the train station of Orvieto, one of the loveliest towns in central Italy. This is a delightful walk through fields and forests leading us into Turona Natural Park; which boasts spectacular views of Lake Bolsena (a former volcanic crater). These footpaths will eventually lead us to the ancient Via Cassia, a trade route and Roman Road still in use today after 20 centuries. We end our day arriving into Montefiascone, a small town offering not only impressive views, but also good wine and delicious cuisine. Dinner included.

Day 2 : MONTEFIASCONE – 10 miles

Wide open plains dotted by small hills separate Montefiascone from Viterbo. This route starts with one of the best-preserved stretches of the ancient Via Cassia as it takes us through vast wheat fields. This trek will lead us to Viterbo, also known as the city of the popes as Viterbo was the papal seat in the XIII century. Breakfast, lunch with cheese tasting, and Dinner included.

Day 3 : VITERBO – 10 miles

The thick woods of the Cimini Mountains and the beauty of the natural reserve pays back the effort: chestnuts, oaks, maples and the lush “depressed” beech forest of Mount Venere surround the lake of Vico. Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 4 : VETRALLA – 11 miles

Walking across hazelnut groves we reach Capranica, famous for its mineral water spring. A wonderful path fully immersed in the nature leads then to Sutri, where we walk directly through the stunning archaeological area, with its magnificent Etruscan amphitheatre and the rock-cut Mitreus, an Etruscan tomb turned by the Christians into the church of Madonna del Parto. Breakfast included.

Day 5 : SUTRI – 11 miles

Farmlands and fields take us to the waterfall of Monte Gelato, where we can rest our feet in the cold water. After entering the Parco di Veio, a panoramic unpaved road leads directly into Campagnano, where we spend 2 nights. Our hotel is a famous historical building: since the 15th century it is one of the best known postal relays and inns along the Via Cassia. Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 6 : CAMPAGNANO – 13 miles

The Latium countryside offers a beautiful landscape before entering the Veio natural park. The long panoramic way to Isola Farnese is interrupted by a well preserved historical centre that gives the opportunity for a nice break before crossing the hills where once stood the ancient town of Veio, a strong and powerful rival of Rome till the 4th century BC. En route, well-hidden to most of the travellers, you will have the opportunity to see incredible works of hydraulic engineering dating back to the 6th century BC. Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 7 : ISOLA FARNESE – 4 miles

We leave nature behind and head forward to our final destination, crossing the vast city of Rome along the Via Trionfale (Road of Triumph). From the viewpoint on the hill of Monte Mario we admire the magnificence of the capital and spot the great Cupola (dome) of Saint Peter’s Basilica. As millions of pilgrims have done over the centuries, we will head to the Basilica to partake in the ritual of kissing the foot of the statue of St. Peter. We visit the Pilgrim’s office to obtain our certificate before we head to our hotel and celebrate together our accomplishment. Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 8 : ROME

After breakfast, we will tour of the Basilica of St. Peter and you will have the rest of the day on your own. Breakfast included.

Additional Information

WHAT'S INCLUDED

• Pick up in Orvieto, Italy
• Van support during trip for you & your luggage
• 7 nights of hotels with private bathrooms (limited single rooms available)
• Bi-lingual guide
• Daily maps & historical information
• Pilgrims credential (passport)
• Healthy snacks
• All breakfasts
• Six dinners, wine included
• Guided tour of the Vatican
• Spontaneous side trips

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

• Round-trip airfare
• Daily lunches
• Tips and gratuity

CANCELLATION DETAILS

• Cancellations prior to July 1, 2018 are subject to a $500 cancellation fee
• Nonrefundable on or after July 1, 2018
• Limited to the first 15 people

PLEASE NOTE

This itinerary may change slightly due to accommodation availability, rain, festivals and spontaneous side trips. This is not an endurance race, nor a competition. Please be respectful of all the different paces and walks of life that come together on this group trip.