Perhaps not everyone knows that Cattolica is not just a place where vacation means browning in the sun and splashing around in the Adriatic Sea. In fact, thanks to a policy of safeguarding the naturalistic oases by the municipalities of Cattolica and Misano Adriatico, it has been possible to create a splendid natural park that follows backwards the Conca river from the mouth to the towns of Morciano di Romagna e San Clemente, about 15 kilometers from the starting point. The path consists of two paths that follow the Conca river on each of the two banks, the departure to follow the south bank is set by Cattolica and can be reached from the stretch of beach located between the rivers Ventena and Conca (Cattolica side), or from the town of Portoverde which accesses the north bank of the Conca and which also offers a breathtaking view.
Together with some friends, I crossed the north bank and then from Portoverde. To reach the town of Morciano di Romagna it takes approximately 2 hours of walking (at a good pace) since the distance to be covered is about 9 km. I would suggest taking this side of the river into consideration if you want a more affordable route, the southern shore in fact offers a more uneven route, especially the stretch that runs along the Riviera Golf and which passes in a large reed and not easy to walk.
During the walk you can come across a varied local fauna: fallow deer, hares, pheasants, and many species of birds with ornithological observation posts scattered all over the place. It is therefore advisable to bring a camera with a good telephoto lens to have the opportunity to capture animal species without disturbing their delicate ecosystem. The path is easy using a well-beaten path, bordered by tree trunks placed at the edges that make it easy to recognize the path and keep away from any small flooding on rainy days.
The flora and the panoramas that can be admired in the journey that will lead you from the Romagna beach to Morciano di Romagna, the heart of the Romagna hinterland, is without a doubt of considerable value and of certain beauty. More than a thousand words are worth the photos I took and that I propose below in this gallery. If any of you are interested in knowing more about this trekking route you can contact me through the contact form, I will be happy to provide you with all the information you need to discover this wonderful wildlife and landscape oasis that few people know, and it's a real shame .