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Trekking Cammino delle Ginestre Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle
Description
Equipped trail

SPIAGGIA DELLE DUE SORELLE

and Badia di San Pietro

Monte Conero
panorama sulle Due Sorelle, dal sentiero 301

Wonderful excursion, an interesting ring on Monte Conero, linking the Abbey of San Pietro and the Passo del Lupo, with a detour to the Beach of Due Sorelle, one of the iconic places of the Conero Regional Park.

Important note : At the date of this report, the part of the equipped path that descends from Passo del Lupo (or Passo della Croce) to the beach is officially closed. The author has nevertheless traveled on it, at his own risk, but warmly recommends to verify its condition with the competent institutions before venturing out. But even excluding the beach, the itinerary is still of great interest.


Route

You cross Sirolo, in the direction of Piazzale Marino, passing through Corso Italia:

Sirolo
Via San Francesco

Sirolo
Corso Italia

Sirolo
Piazzale Marino e chiesa

At the north-east corner of the square, a panoramic point offers an excellent perspective on Monte Conero, and on the sea:

Sirolo, Piazzale Marino
punto panoramico

Continue to cross Sirolo, heading north-northwest, along Via Giulietti, and a very short stretch of SP1, then turn right into Via Vallone:

Bivio dx

Sirolo
Via Vallone

You reach and cross the cemetery, continuing straight, adjacent to its perimeter wall,

Cimitero
e bivio, dritti

thus taking path 302:

Monte Conero
sentiero 302

You follow it for 15-20 minutes,

Monte Conero
sentiero 302

until you reach a crossroads, between the paths 301, 302 and the "Budello":

Bivio dritti
al ritorno sx

You take the latter, which goes straight ahead, into the woods; attention to the possible descent of biking people:

Monte Conero
il Budello

Monte Conero
il Budello

At an altitude of about 400 m you pass a pylon,

Monte Conero
il Budello

and shortly after the path converges on a dirt road, which you take to the right uphill,

Confluenza dx

to leave it immediately after to the left:

Deviazione sx

You will soon arrive at the "summit car park", at an altitude of approximately 460 m:

Parcheggio

The true summit of Monte Conero, not included in this itinerary, is actually about 100 m higher, and can be approached but not reached, being forbidden to the public.

At about 100 m from the parking lot, towards east, there is the Abbey of San Pietro:

Monte Conero
Badia di San Pietro

Badia di San Pietro

Monte Conero
Badia di San Pietro, portale di ingresso

You then take path 301,

Monte Conero
sentiero 301

initially eastward,

Monte Conero
sentiero 301

then bending towards south-east,

Monte Conero
sentiero 301

with panoramic points over the sea:

Monte Conero
panorama dal sentiero 301

You follow it downhill:

Monte Conero
sentiero 301

Bivio dritti

Monte Conero
sentiero 301

From one of the panoramic points, the Beach of the Due Sorelle can be spotted:

Monte Conero
panorama dal sentiero 301

You can also see the Passo del Lupo, and spot the narrow and steep path that goes down to the beach:

Monte Conero
vista sul Passo del Lupo dal sentiero 301

The view also opens wide on the southern part of the Conero coast:

Monte Conero
panorama sul litorale meridionale del Conero

You continue downhill,

Monte Conero
sentiero 301

down to a not very visible crossroads, where the path 301c branches off to the left; you take it:

Bivio sx

Monte Conero
sentiero 301c

The path first leads obliquely to the left,

Monte Conero
sentiero 301c

Monte Conero
sentiero 301c

and passes over the Grotta del Mortarolo:

Parete da boulder

A little later it begins to descend more decisively,

Monte Conero
sentiero 301c

with steep sections,

Monte Conero
sentiero 301c

until it meets path 302, which you take to the left:

Bivio sx
al ritorno dritti

You follow it,

Monte Conero
sentiero 302

thus reaching the Passo del Lupo,

Passo del Lupo
o Passo della Croce

with a view of the Due Sorelle:

Monte Conero
panorama dal sentiero 302

To go down to the beach (check the path condition in advance), you continue along path 302, which is now equipped with cables, and has exposed stretches:

Monte Conero
sentiero 302

Monte Conero
sentiero 302

Monte Conero
sentiero 302

The path, with a long bend, descending obliquely towards the north, leads up beyond the Pyrolo,

Monte Conero
sentiero 302

Monte Conero
il Pirolo

and then it starts to go down more decisively:

Monte Conero
sentiero 302

You can still enjoy very beautiful sights on the underlying beach:

Monte Conero
Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle

The path continues to descend, tortuous and steep,

Monte Conero
sentiero 302

until you reach the beach:

Monte Conero
sentiero 302, alla spiaggia

At the time of this report, the descent to the beach, equipped with an almost useless piece of rope, presented a jump of two to three meters, to descend / ascend at your own risk:

Monte Conero
sentiero 302, dalla spiaggia

The beautiful beach, worthy of its fame, has white pebbles and clear sand, and a transparent sea:

Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle

Parco del Conero
Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle

You go back on the steep path 302,

Monte Conero
sentiero 302

rising again,

Monte Conero
Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle

towards the Passo del Lupo,

Monte Conero
sentiero 302

Another look at the panorama of the coast,

Monte Conero
il litorale meridionale, dal sentiero 302

and the Due Sorelle,

Monte Conero
Le Due Sorelle e il Pirolo

then you proceed in a south-west direction, on the path 302,

Monte Conero
sentiero 302

Monte Conero
sentiero 302

until you return to the Cemetery and take Via Vallone,

Sirolo
Via Vallone, e cimitero

and retrace your steps to Sirolo:

Sirolo
Corso Italia

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