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the Templar Path can be followed independently. You can download the guide, request the tracks, study the information you find on these pages, contact the facilities and leave.

Tra Montana Guide dell'Appennino makes its hiking guides available to accompany you, for info and reservations you can contact us here. ​



the Templar Path can be done all year round. The altitudes are never too high, maximum 1,100 meters above sea level, so even in winter you can walk (perhaps with a pair of snowshoes for emergencies).

Clearly maintenance of the paths is carried out in spring, if it snows heavily in winter, plants could fall and block passage on the paths somewhat.

In summer it can be hot, even more so if there are anomalous heat waves throughout Italy, but only in the central hours of the day: the area is ventilated and shaded. ​


How to get to the starting point:

the starting point of the Templar path is in Gubbio (PG), reachable by car or bus from the major Umbrian cities. You can arrive by train from Fossato di Vico station, then by bus to Gubbio. Bus timetables can be consulted on FsBusItalia, train times on Trenitalia. All the towns crossed by the Camino can be reached by car. ​



The Templar Path is completely marked, with red-white signs and metal plates bearing the path logo. However, it is important to start with the map, and if you want also with the GPS tracks, which can be downloaded for free. The cleaning and marking work is all done by volunteers. In case of snowfall, obviously, orientation becomes more complicated, and the signs may become invisible. ​


Direction of travel:

The Path of the Templars is designed in an anti-clockwise direction. Those who do it clockwise must be more careful, especially at the crossroads, so as not to lose the path. In this case we strongly recommend the use of GPS tracks. ​


Map and guide:

Constantly updated, you can download them in this section of the site. ​ Length of stages (is it possible to combine two stages?): We have built a route with stages of ideal length to enjoy the journey. It seems that the mileage is low, compared to walking on easy terrain (Santiago, Francigena).

But be careful not to underestimate them by combining two stages, because the kilometers do not explain the difficulty well. The journey is not a race, it must be experienced at a slow pace, in the here and now, without the anxiety of it getting dark or arriving very tired. ​


Transport of luggage and people:

You often ask us how to travel from one stage to another, given the lack of public transport, we have asked people from the towns to collaborate, contact us for details. ​


Where to sleep:

on this page you can find all the accommodation facilities you can rely on along the way. The structures that have joined and have been selected to be in the walking network are those that have signed a commitment protocol to have a good quality/price ratio for walkers. There are also other structures in the area, if they are not in our list it is because they have not joined or do not have the characteristics to be in the network. The facilities must be booked well in advance! Especially in high season. ​


Sleeping in a tent:

In the Monte Cucco Park it is possible to bivouack from dusk to dawn. On the Pian delle Macinare plateau, being an integral reserve area, it is possible to bivouac only if in possession of our "Testimonium" credential, or by contacting the university of the original men of Costacciaro at this address: https://www.uominioriginaricostacciaro .it .


REGULATIONS FOR THOSE SLEEPING IN A TENT Since the numbers of those sleeping in tents are high, especially in summer, we ask as much as possible to sleep in equipped areas, agricamping sites or similar, which provide bathrooms and respect for hygiene for a small price. In any case, it is always possible to sleep in a tent, even outside the dedicated places, choosing suitable places (don't pitch your tents in the villages, but at least 500 meters from the houses). It is mandatory not to leave waste, for example tissues, and to always bury your needs. It is mandatory to have a shovel with you to bury your feces. The most structured places that accommodate tents can always be found updated on the Accommodations page. For the rest we advise you to equip yourself to sleep in nature, bringing jerry cans to carry water if you are far from the source. If you sleep free in nature, the important thing is to always leave everything perfectly clean, the impact of walkers must be light, we leave no traces, thank you! ​



There is always water in the villages, fountains and drinking fountains, the entire water system in the area (except for specific signs) is drinkable. In case of need you can kindly ask for a po' water to the inhabitants. ​


Shops, bars and trattorias:

Few, but there are in all the countries touched by the Path of the Templars. ATMs: they are present in larger towns, but many small family-run establishments are not equipped with a POS (or connection). It is highly recommended to have cash. ​


Testimonium (credential):

You can collect the Testimonium upon departure to be recognized along the Camino (but important: the Testimonium is not obligatory, it is not essential, it does not entitle you to discounts, it is just a fun game, but you can easily do the journey without it). The Testimonium can be requested: - By contacting us on this site - At the tourist office in Gubbio - In the hostels of Costacciaro The stamps are collected in the official structures of the route, but other stamps are also valid (municipalities, pro loco, bars, restaurants, etc.). By collecting the stamps you will have a certificate testifying to your journey. By contacting us and paying only the shipping costs you will receive the certificate of the Templar Path. ​


Organized groups:

Tra Montana Guide dell'Appennino provides professional hiking guides to accompany you along the entire journey, or during the year we organize tours along the entire route of the Templar Path. ​


Collaborations and help:

The Templar Path lives on the voluntary work of a few people, who put in a lot of work to clean the paths every year, which at these altitudes are closed with brambles, grasses and shrubs, and to mark the paths with paint, supporting all of them out of their own pockets. expenses (paints, brushes, petrol, tools, etc.). We ask everyone for collaboration, anyone who passes along the path is invited to help keep it clean by collecting any waste. Thank you! ​


Walking the dog:

In the Monte Cucco Park it is forbidden to leave dogs free (like all natural parks), this is mainly to protect and protect wildlife. Our four-legged friends can be accompanied with specific leashes and harnesses for walking and trekking. All facilities, some more willingly than others, welcome dogs, but it is essential that you make arrangements in advance and that your dog is well-mannered and clean so that he is welcome. ​


Recommended equipment:

It is recommended to pay particular attention to clothing, footwear and in general to all the necessary equipment (backpack, food, water, etc.): you need to organize yourself carefully depending on the season in which you are traveling. ​


The use of the Templar Path logo without authorization is prohibited.

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