Events in Vieste - Summer 2015

A series of unique events to discover nature, culture and traditions of Gargano

Trabucco of Gargano
Eternal fight between men and ocean

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Fishing demonstration and sunset aperitif.

Event for free.
Only for guests of "Orchidee del Gargano".
English speaking guide included.
Please confirm your partecipation at latest at 18.00 of the day before.

For timetable and address see Events calendar
attached at free "Vieste and Surroundings" guidebook received on check-in day.

The Trabucco is an ingenious fishing structures, characteristic of Gargano and spread along the coast of southern Adriatic. Is a massive construction built in structural wood, which consists of a platform anchored to the rock by large logs of pine of Aleppo, jutting out into the sea, from where four long arms called "antenna" stretch out suspended some feet above the water and supporting a huge, narrow-meshed, net.
The network is lowered into the water through a complex system of winches and, likewise, promptly pulled up to retrieve their catch. At least two men are entrusted with the tough task of operating the winches in charge of maneuvering the giant network.
The earliest documented existence dates back to 18th century, during which Gargano fishermen, Vacanze Vieste during that period sparsely populated, devised an ingenious technique of fishing which wasn't subject to weather conditions in the area. Trabucchi were built in the most prominent promontories jutting nets out to sea through a system of monumental wooden arms: a trabucco allows to fish without having to be submitted to sea conditions.

On the historical Trabucco of San Lorenzo Bay, Mr. Vincenzo (one of the last and oldest "Trabuccolanti"), while fishing, will explain the way this fascinating machines work.
A small refreshment will be offered to the guests.

Please Note
Maximum number of participants: 25 persons (Trabucco max capacity). Duration ca. 1h e 30min.
Event depending from number of participants
(min 5 persons) and weather conditions.
Parking facilities around the Trabucco area.

Masseria "La Sgarrazza"
Time traveling is possible

An experience in the most remote and unspoiled Gargano

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Hiking with Lunch in a trditional farm.

Only for guests of "Orchidee del Gargano".
Adults: 20 euro
Childrens (up to 13 years old) pay only what they have for lunch.

Please confirm your partecipation at latest at 18.00 of the day before.

For timetable and address see Events calendar
attached at free "Vieste and Surroundings" guidebook received on check-in day.

A unique excursion into the most authentic Gargano, between valleys, pasture lands and old drinking trough still in use from free cattle.
In a magic dimension that still stand at the last century, the itinerary will end with a lunch at "Sgarrazza", one of the few still active old farms in Gargano, Vacanze Vieste tasting local products and enjoying the picturesque setting of a time that - for a few hours - will be an enchanting past.


Please note

Hiking duration: about 1 hour.
It is suggested to bring water, sun protection (hut and suncream) and shoes suitable for hiking.

Visit and lunch to the farm: about 2,5 hours.

Traditional lunch includes: Wine and water, small appetizer, fresh pasta, meat with side dish, cheeses, dessert, coffe and local spirits.

Starting point (with parking facilities) at 20 minutes driving from Vieste.

Event depending from number of participants
(min 8 persons) and weather conditions.

Yoga at sunset
Experience Yoga on a private beach

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Yoga lesson for beginners.

Price per person: 10 euro
(with drink at the end lesson).

Only for guests of "Orchidee del Gargano".

Please confirm your partecipation at latest at 18.00 of the day before.

For timetable and address see Events calendar
attached at free "Vieste and Surroundings" guidebook received on check-in day.

On the wonderful beach of Braico, an unmissable opportunity for those who always wanted to try Yoga.
A yoga teacher will teach a lesson shortly before the sunset, to guarantee the best and relaxing "zen" atmosphere.
The beach is private and for exclusive use of participants, in order to keep privacy and silence.
Duration of lesson is around 45 minutes and at the end a refreshing drink will be offer to the participants. Vacanze Vieste


Please note

Maximum number of participants: 10persons.

English speaking teacher.

Parking facilities in proximity of Braico beach.

Event depending from number of participants
(min. 5 pers) and weather conditions.

Trekking of "Sfinale"
Hiking among untouched nature, history and breathtaking landscapes

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Hiking with sunset refreshment
on the beach.
English speaking guide included

Adults: 12 euro - Childrens (not older than 15 years): gratis.
Only for "Orchidee del Gargano" guests.
Please confirm your partecipation at latest at 18.00 of the day before.

For timetable and address see Events calendar attached at free "Vieste and Surroundings" guidebook received on check-in day.

Trekking of "Sfinale" is, with no doubts, the most suggestive, charming and evocative escursion in the Gargano National Park and is an unique opportunity to discover, in an authentic way, our region.
Completely immersed in nature and always facing the blue sea, the guided hiking will bring you trough the old "Masserie" (farm) of Gargano, trough sites of high historical and archaeological interest, ending with a sunset refreshment in the wonderful bay of Sfinale


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The 8 km hiking (4 - 5 hours) is an easy walk, suitable for beginners and for childrens too.
It is suggested to bring water, sun protection (hut and suncream), shoes suitable for hiking, bathing suit and beach towel (for those who wants to swim on Sfinale beach at the end of the hiking).
English speaking guide.
Parking facilities in proximity of starting point.

Event depending from number of participants
(min. 5 pers) and weather conditions.

Geocaching in Gargano
Adventure tour in our National Park

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Geocaching experience
(excursion with Gps navigator and no guide).

Price: 50 euro per family (or group).
Only for "Orchidee del Gargano" guests.

Available by reservation within 12.00 am
the day before family/group intent to make the tour.

More Info in "Vieste and Surroundings" guidebook received on check-in day.

Completely immersed in an untouched nature and trough a path pre-arranged by organizers (but unknown by the partecipants), gps navigator will guide you up to the first quest to solve.
Solving it, you will obtain the gps coordinate to set in the navigator that will guide you up to the next quest...., and so on up to the end of the tour where you will find a small treasure as prize.
From a quest to the next one, group will have the opportunity to enjoy peace, quite nature and wonderful landscapes of Gargano National Park.

Important: During a breefing before the tour, group will receive closed envelopes with all solutions for quests (in case will be not possible to solve them during the tour) and all instructions on how to use the navigator.

Please note
The excursion (about 5 hours) is an easy hike, suitable for beginners and for
childrens too.
It is suggested to bring water, sun protection (hut and suncream), shoes
suitable for hiking, bathing suit and beach towel.
Pick-up service with driver from and to the starting poin of the excursion.

Event depending from weather conditions.

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Vieste and Surroundings - Edition 2015

Discovering the pearl of Gargano National Park

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Every guest that choosed one of the properties listed in "Orchidee del Gargano", will find a welcome envelope on check-in day containing:

● A booking overview.

● Personal Discount card to use in all shops affiliated with us.

● A map with specific position of the property with all easy reachable shops, services, restaurant and significant places all around.

● A map of Vieste town indicating the most interesting locations and the shops where to use the Discount card.

● Discount bonus for the "sea caves" boat trip (one of the most enchanting excursion in Gargano).

● Last edition of "Vieste and Surroundings" free guidebook, full of helpful tips to fully exploit a stay in Gargano National Park.





In the guidebook, as well as chapters dedicated to essential informations about parking places, local transports, public offices working hours, weekly markets calendar, emergencies telephone numbers,etc, there are also chapters not less important like:


Chapter about "Beaches"

Vieste area has about 25 km of different beaches, from longer to shorter, 95% of them of fine sand.
Most well known of them are visible from seaside roads "E.Mattei" and "Europa" and are only the 20% of the total of Vieste beaches.

All the others, even if easy to reach and with public access, are not visited only because appropriate road signs are missing.

To get the most out of such wonderful nature, in "Vieste and Dintorni" guidebook (chapter "Beaches"), for each beach is indicated the exact position on map, the exact km on the road and a picture of the access point.

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Chapter about "Food and Wine"

Visit a place means also tasting and trying to know its culinary history and traditions.
The selection of restaurants, pizzerias, bars and traditional food shops in this chapter is based on the combination of the impressions of our guests who visited Gargano during the recent years and the precious suggestions of local people.

Important: The selection criterion we used is the "quality/price/courtesy"-ratio and we did not accept payment in exchange for listing or endorsing any place or business.
In order to make this guide even better, your experiences and your personal ratings are welcomed at our email address: assocase@yahoo.it

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Chapters about "Excursions" and "Events".

To get the most from a stay in Gargano National Park, guests will find in this chapters nice, easy and suggestive hiking/biking excursions to make on one's own.
Each of them with exact maps and indications.

Last part of the guidebook is dedicated to the events we organize, with calendar and specific informations, for our gests (see top of this page).

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