Trekking on the Conca river: a day of walking in a natural oasis

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 .

    8 Comments

  1. vilma
    April 17 2016
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    Is the route starting from Portoverde (north bank) feasible even with a stroller?

    pretty

    • Marco Belemmi
      April 17 2016
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      Yes, but with difficulty. The path is made of gravel and has many differences in height so you have to commit to tackle it with a stroller, better if equipped with large wheels. Even better would be to walk the path carrying the baby in a baby carrier (where possible).

  2. brown Pirozzi
    22 September 2017
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    the precise starting point in Porto verde where it is

    • Marco Belemmi
      22 September 2017
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      At the mouth of the river Conca ... In practice coming from Cattolica on the coast road, just past the bridge over the river Conca is the entrance to the path on the right, bordered by wooden posts ... Follow the path and start the route to San Clemente if you want…

  3. Valeria Ferioli
    July 4 2018
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    I would like to know precisely the path to be done on foot inside the park.
    Thank you

    • Marco Belemmi
      July 4 2018
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      The path is unique so it is impossible to make mistakes, starting from the mouth of the Conca side of Portoverde and reaching up to S. Clemente, it is a single path that runs along the river, there are no other paths

  4. Martina
    June 30 2019
    Reply

    Is it possible to walk with a dog?

    • Marco Belemmi
      June 30 2019
      Reply

      Of course yes, it is indeed recommended!

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