Lake Santa Luce is a habitat of choice for the presence of numerous species of water birds. Important site along the migratory route, it is a strategic node in the ecological network of the territory. The Reserve has characteristics and potentialities that make it a site of great importance in the system of the provincial and regional protected areas in terms of biodiversity, but also of receptive and functional capacity for the environmental education on a wide range.
Excursion to the Lipu Garden
Meeting and departure: Visitor Center.
Length: 12 km a/r. Duration: whole day.
Difficulty: easy. Suitable for all ages.
A pleasant and relaxing walk along the lake, admiring the colors of the great crested grebes and the evolutions of the marsh harrier and continues along the road La Lespa, passing through fields of wheat, vineyards, olive groves and the forest of holm oaks, arriving finally, after having skirted a stream and the reeds, to the Lipu Garden, where we will stop for lunch, we will know the place full of nature and spirituality, and then take the way back.
Sounds in the night
Length: 1 km. Duration: 2 hours.
Route level: easy. Suitable for all ages.
In the woods, in the countryside dotted with Mediterranean maquis, live almost invisible the barn owl, the tawny owl, the scops owl, the owl. Let’s get to know them through this nocturnal visit to the Riserva Lipu Lago di Santa Luce.
These are days dedicated to the knowledge of environmentally friendly agricultural practices, alternative economies, creative workshop of home economics. A new way of thinking and living. Initiatives in collaboration with the Azienda Agricola Le Macchie (Castellina Marittima): bread making, bees and biodiversity, natural agriculture and permaculture
Nature and Spirituality
We believe that the planet we live on has a soul and that all living and non-living forms are linked by a deep and hidden awareness of being part of a whole. The Lipu Reserve tries to learn and make known the flow of matter and spirit with the aim of spreading balance and harmony in every practicable form. Birdwatching and hiking activities, holistic paths in the meadows and woods of the reserve. Meeting point: Visitor Center. Suitable for all ages.
Trail length: 2,5 km. Duration: 3 hours.
Trail level: easy. Suitable for all ages.
You can do this route during the opening hours of the reserve. The map shows the route of the route, which you can download and use via mobile: route map.
Route Reserve – Lama Tzong Khapa Institute
Length of route: 24 km round trip.
Duration: 7 hours. Route level: easy.
The route winds through the main path of the Reserve, which runs along the lake, and then passes through farm roads, plowed fields and woods of elms and hawthorns. Starting from the Reserve, a picnic lunch is provided or alternatively a vegan or vegetarian lunch at the Institute, by reservation. Guided tour of the Buddhist Institute of Pomaia and approach to meditative disciplines.