The beech forests of Coppola di Paola

Perhaps the most beautiful beech forest in the Pollino. For over 20 years I have been suggesting this excursion as one of the most interesting of the Pollino. Recently, thanks to a study by the University of Tuscia, they want to nominate this part of the forest as a World Heritage Site. A great satisfaction for those who have always argued that this forest "is not like the others." We will be crossing wild, old beech forests, which perhaps have never been cut, walking on a path and not even seeing the sky, with beech trees crashed to the ground and left to their natural destiny. You can meet majestic trees and on the summit you can see boundless landscapes: the mountains of Pollino and Orsomarso, Sila, the whole Basilicata and even the Aeolian Islands. Challenging hike because of the path stretches out. Spectacular in Autumn!
Level: hard - Altitude gain: 569 m – Duration: 6 h – Distance: 9 km


Viaggiare nel Pollino To book a guided hike call 347-26.31.462 or contact us!


Please find here the appropriate level for your hike:
  • Green - For beginners: people who have little hiking skills, kids at their first hike experience, schools. Hiking shoes or gym shoes are recommended.
  • Yellow - For medium hikers: adults used to the mountains but don't want to walk on rough trails, kids used to walk and schools with experience. Hiking shoes or god gym shoes are a must.
  • Red - For expert hikers: adults that are used to walk on difficult trails and that are well equipped against adverse weather conditions. Hiking shoes are a must.