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Alta Murgia National Park: Bauxite Quarries Trekking Tour

Alta Murgia National Park: Bauxite Quarries Trekking Tour

From £29.87 per person

Enjoy the sunset at the bauxite quarries in the Alta Murgia National Park with an easy guided trek.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Take part in a unique trekking experience immersed in nature
  • Discover the landscape, archeology, flora and fauna of the Alta Murgia National Park
  • Admire the wonderful colors of the bauxite quarries at sunset
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Explore bauxite mines characterized by dark red rocky walls in the Alta Murgia National Park. Put on your hiking shoes and be amazed by the contrasts between the red color of the rock and the emerald green of the water. Access the quarries by car, just 20 minutes away from Castel del Monte. Meet your guide at the quarry to start the trek together. Understand the history of the quarries, where the wild nature has met the hand of man, giving life to a place full of charm. During the ring route, observe wild plants along the way with the help of your guide. Spot the animals that live in the park, including wild boars, wolves, foxes, birds of prey, and more. Learn how the quarries contributed to the Apulian economy between 1950 and 1978 and got shut down with decreasing mining activity in the early 1980s. The cavity of the mine was left uncovered, leaving a suggestive scenery, with a 50-meter deep crater in which red and a thousand other shades mix in a wonderful landscape. Check out this fascinating abandoned quarry.
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