Summer and holidays are over? Of course not. Beautiful days, yet many opportunities to hiking in the forest. For example in one of the most important oasis of Cuneo: Gesso and Stura River Park that embraces ten municipalities, it has cycle and pedestrian paths up to 100 km and connects mountains and plains with 60 km of shores and water, canals, bridges and old farm houses.
Here the "Casa del Fiume" (River House) educational center has already prepared an exciting autumn, full of events for all ages and legs, at full nature and joy.
It’s the "Autumn in the Park" calendar which this year enriches the already tested appointments with new products launched by the guys of the Sound Factory, the cultural association which won a contract for three years for educational and entertainment activities.
It starts on Sunday, October 4th with an event for families with children: "Junior Cycling", a ride from the ‘River House’ to Borgo San Dalmazzo, accompanied by a guide who will liven up the tour with games, nature observation and some tips .
Until November it continues with a series of workshops designed for children, that spice up the weekend with explorations and tours: from "Sand faces" to "Lottery of diversity", through "What’s going on?" And "Creative Recycling - Baby".
October is therefore the highlight month for trekking and excursions: Sunday, October 11th is scheduled "The Painted River": a walk along the river Gesso with a guided tour at the Casa Galimberti Museum to find out how the area changed since Matteo Olivero, Lorenzo Delleani and Giuseppe Bagetti sat in front of their easels to create the works of the civic art collections.
For bikers, always on October, 11th , there is the 7 municipalities Great Mtb tour, with two possible routes to choose, 60 or 90 kilometers, depending on your preparation.
Sunday, October 25th is the turn of "Vignolo channels - along the Stura", a trek suitable for everyone, with emphasis on contemporary and historical maps, along the path that talk about man’s work in relation to a land’s major resource: water.
October excursions in the reserve end on Saturday, September 30th with "Discovering the River Park: the Fortress", to experience the autumn colors in one of the Park municipalities, Roccasparvera. A walk suitable for everyone along the banks of the river Stura, discovering pure landscapes, historical and cultural aspects of the territory.
From October 24th to October 31st, the ‘River Home’ will host the exhibition "Insects between water and air", to know more about bugs, and not only, that inhabit ponds, swamps, rivers and lakes. Life, metamorphosis, curiosity of a world divided between water and air, that has fascinated scientists for centuries.
During the exhibition, on Thursday, October 29th, there will be a specific initiative, with a guided tour for all ages and a thematic workshop for children from 5 years.
There will also be the great 'classic': on Saturday, October 24th the tenth edition of "Running in the Park", the race for everyone, young and old ones, on different routes. We mustn’t forget the Chestnut Fair and the Researchers' Night. There are also some courses already started, open until October: Photography, Nordic Walking, Aikido and much more.
There are other appointments: to see them all you can take a look at the program on the dedicated website or on the Facebook page.