Place: paths and trails along the Cinquè Llac long-distance footpath
Project: one of the three actions of the Project Suma’t i Involucra’t.
The Cinquè Llac long-distance footpath passes by miles and miles of dry-stone walls, some of which mark the route itself, whilst others mark the limits to farms and properties. All form part of the local cultural heritage and one of the objectives of the Cinquè Llac is to restore and rebuild these walls using traditional methods so that they blend into the landscape once again.
We are looking for volunteers who will help us maintain these walls that are not only one of the key aesthetic elements of our landscape but also provide important micro-habitats for a great variety of insects and plants.
You will work from 09:00 to 17:00 with a break for lunch. There will be two experts on hand to help you place the stones and then at 18.00 we will organize a series of outings that will give you a chance to discover more of our local beauty spots, museums and producers. The work will also enable you to meet like-minded people and to get a feel for the local region. By the end of the week, you will have the satisfaction of having contributed positively to the conservation of the landscape, of having made new friends, and of having learnt a new skill that is essential for the preservation this important part of our heritage.
We look forward to meeting you and teaching you the art of building dry-stone walls. It’s hard work rebuilding stone-by-stone but the result is extraordinary and far more than just a collection of stones.
Volunteer holidays building dry-stone walls. What are you waiting for?
Volunteer week offer
Don’t worry if you require bed and board. We will organize everything at a very special price.
- 6 nights half-board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal) in the Cinquè Llac hostelry of your choice
- 5 picnics
- Dry-stone wall buildings course
Accommodation in Cinquè Llac establishments from 395€ per persona
In a campsite from
209€ per person in bungalow for 6 people
(2 double rooms + 2 beds in living area)
233€ per person in bungalow for 4 people
305€ per person in bungalow for 2 people