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Va' Sentiero

Seven friends and an expedition of 7,000 km on the Sentiero Italia the world longest mountain trail.

Walking, discovering, sharing: Va' Sentiero is much more than a trip.
It is a love song for the mountains, a message of redemption, the first step of a long journey.


Mission

Va ’Sentiero is a travel idea based on the concepts of discovery, sharing & circularity.

With our expedition we explore the Terre Alte and, day by day,
we document the route and the places crossed.

We collect technical data, cultural and enogastronomic information, we create photos and videos to tell the experience.

We believe in the interaction with the territory and in people's active engagement:
anyone can join us and we organize cultural events along the way in synergy with local active realities.

We want to encourage slow tourism, stimulate the economy and the environmental awareness of inland areas.

"Expect no answer other than your own" 
- Bertolt Brecht

The Story

Yuri, Sara, Giacomo: three friends united by the passion for the mountains and the desire to get things done.

In 2016, we discovered the Sentiero Italia and we fell in love with it. Impressed by its potential and its being semi-unknown, we had a crazy idea: to drop everything and set up an expedition to promote the Sentiero and give voice to the High Lands.
We quit our jobs and bet everything on our dream, creating a project, a network and a team of volunteers.

After two years of work, on 1 May 2019 we started from the Gulf of Trieste.

After 3,500 km on foot, crossing the Alps and the northern Apennines, on November 30th 2019 we reached Visso, a village at the foot of the Monti Sibillini devastated by the earthquake.

In 2020, the expedition has reached the extremity of Puglia; in 2021 we will complete the journey, discovering the mountains of the South.


The Va 'Sentiero project is dedicated to Walter Bonatti

The Team

Like any self-respecting expedition, Va 'Sentiero boasts a well-knit team.

7 adventurers, different from one another but complementary.

Everyone has a specific task: from the photographer to the philosopher pantry steward, from the group leader to the person in charge of the logistics ...

33 years old.

Adventure travel expert.


Skills:

> Intimate with the goddess of luck

> Bubbly guitarist

> Enraged fussy

Yuri
,
Founder | Guide & Project Manager

33 years old.

Adventure travel expert.


Skills:

> Intimate with the goddess of luck

> Bubbly guitarist

> Enraged fussy

27 years old.

Story sniffer.


Skills:

> Relentless listener

> Zen is the attitude

> Cake climber

Sara
,
Co-founder | Photo & Media Manager

27 years old.

Story sniffer.


Skills:

> Relentless listener

> Zen is the attitude

> Cake climber

29 years old.

Serial dragger.


Skills:

> Velvety right foot

> Perpetual smile

> Less is more

Giacomo
,
Co-founder | Operations & Events

29 years old.

Serial dragger.


Skills:

> Velvety right foot

> Perpetual smile

> Less is more

31 years old.

Aimless traveler.


Skills:

> Goes with the flow

> Adapt, siempre

> Shy Adonis

Andrea
,
Videomaker

31 years old.

Aimless traveler.


Skills:

> Goes with the flow

> Adapt, siempre

> Shy Adonis

31 years old.

Tireless minstrel.


Skills:

> Taster of instants

> Chronically curious

> Guarantor of good jokes

Francesco
,
Philosopher Pantry Steward

31 years old.

Tireless minstrel.


Skills:

> Taster of instants

> Chronically curious

> Guarantor of good jokes

26 years old.

Long treks lover.


Skills:

> Apprentice ski mountaineer

> Failed vegetarian

> Dazzled theatrical performer

Martina
,
Social Media Manager

26 years old.

Long treks lover.


Skills:

> Apprentice ski mountaineer

> Failed vegetarian

> Dazzled theatrical performer

71 years old.

Mule tamer.


Skills:

> Undaunted lad

> Swiss punctuality

> Holy cow!

Giovanni
,
All round Driver

71 years old.

Mule tamer.


Skills:

> Undaunted lad

> Swiss punctuality

> Holy cow!

29 years old.

Serial pencil sharpener.


Skills:

> Flowing hair

> From zero to one

> Sherlock

Alberto
,
Digital Guru

29 years old.

Serial pencil sharpener.


Skills:

> Flowing hair

> From zero to one

> Sherlock

33 years old.

Citizen Kane office.

Skills:

> Devoted follower of McLuhan

> Writes without looking at the keyboard

> Often says "perfect"

Giulia
,
Press Manager

33 years old.

Citizen Kane office.

Skills:

> Devoted follower of McLuhan

> Writes without looking at the keyboard

> Often says "perfect"

27 years old.

Failed house painter.


Skills:

> Rationally enthusiastic

> Fan of the incoherence. Or maybe not

> Hairdressers’ archenemy

Diego
,
Sustainable graphic designer

27 years old.

Failed house painter.


Skills:

> Rationally enthusiastic

> Fan of the incoherence. Or maybe not

> Hairdressers’ archenemy

Support Va' Sentiero

Contribute to the success of the expedition!

Va 'Sentiero is a grassroot project, thanks to the spontaneous contribution of thousands of people.

Even the most complicated dream, a 7,000km uphill dream, can be achieved... together.

Contribute to the Crowdfunding and receive wonderful rewards!

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