The Grignetta, Lombardy, Italy

The Grignetta or Grigna south or Grigna of Champion is a mountain in Lombardy (2177 meters) and is part of the group Grigne, being the highest the Grigna or Grignone. Its form is quite regular and there are two sides: one to the south (with a view of Lecco and the Resinelli valley) and another to the north (which connects it with Grignone). There are also other well-defined ridges such as the Sinigaglia Ridge (it can be reached from the Porta refuge) and the Segantini Ridge which connects the Valsecchi hill to the summit, showing a degree of difficulty III. It is a very important place well-known by local and international climbers. The torrent Grigna, born at Canalone Porta, flows into the Caldone and ends at Lecco. The normal route of ascent is the Cermenati ridge (easy walk). The Cecilia trail connects with the Rosalba hut at the top and there are trails with chains. The highway connects the summit of Grignetta to the summit of Grignone.

Tips

The paths for regular walkers are marked with the letter E, while those for experienced climbers have a double E. These are very difficult and physically demanding tracks, it is necessary to calculate an average of three hours to climb and two hours to go down.

Trails are free and there is no control to record climbers; so be careful if you do not really have experience; taking the trails is just at your own risk.

Levada do Castelejo, Porto da Cruz, Madeira

Levada do Castelejo is one of the most well-known walking paths of Porto da Cruz civil parish, Madeira. This is an easy and charming walk. The “Levadas” are a remarkable, ingenious irrigation system that was developed in the 16th century by the first settlers, to distribute water from the high mountain springs to the slopes and valleys. Nowadays, there are around 1400 km of Levadas in Madeira ready for you to explore and discover breathtaking views. This walk offers you the possibility to have very good panoramic views of some villages of Madeira northern coast. The end of the path is the Castelejo waterfall, it takes about 2 hours to reach it. You will be charmed by the forest and the panoramic views, the villages with their terraces for subsistence farming will be unforgettable. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the flora and fauna of the forest and the blue of the sea down the the mountains will complete the natural beautiful scenario.

Tips

Always be accompanied by an accredited guide and before starting your walk make sure that you have updates instructions on the route. Take with you this two phone numbers: 291 700 112 Civil protection and 112 Emergency number.
You can make a reservation on line before your visit to the island. At the moment of the reservation take instructions about what you will need to do the walk.

Great Huts Resort, Port Antonio, Jamaica

Great Huts Resort is an eco-resort in Port Antonio, Jamaica. It’s a special place where you can relax, know more about African culture, about Jamaican History finding you totally immersed in nature surrounded with lovely sea and hills views. You can find simple to extravagant accomodation: African Royal Rooms (villas on the cliffs); Treehouses and Huts in the Safari Chic Comfortably Rustic (full privacy with exotic accommodations); or Cozy Camping categories (intimate connection to nature with shared facilities); all beautifully colorful. All rooms are provided with netting and mosquito coils, fans and handcrafted wood furnishings and other works of art. If you want to do outside activities or exploring excursions, you can ask it at the reception or book in advance.

Tips

As you will be living in the nature, you must take some items with you such as sneakers, hicking shoes, water shoes, protective solar cream, sunglasses and of course insect repellant.

If you are afraid of small lizards, frogs, hermit crabs and other insects, it isn’t the right place to you.