Oasi fiume Alento: Outdoor Activities
Oasi Fiume Alento is a 500 hectares naturalistic area, located within a 3,024 hectares Site of Community Importance in the National Park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni; it includes a large part of the Alento river. An earth-filled dam placed along the course of the Alento river, created 1,7 square kilometers reservoir.
Situated along the banks of the river, Oasi includes several ponds (of high ecological value) which contribute to preserve the biodiversity through environmentally-sustainable activities. The integrity of the natural environment (Unesco World Heritage Site) is a special attraction for families, schools and sports lovers.
Oasi Fiume Alento offers the chance to practice various activities such as, boat trips, bird watching, fishing, mountain biking, horse riding paths, archery, as well as educational workshops and labs. The outdoor spaces are ideal to enjoy life in a natural environment, away from the pollution and the bustle of the city. Read more
Hours and Tickets
4th March > 30th June: open everyday from 9 am to 5 pm
1st July > 9th August: open every day from 9 am to 7 pm
15th-16th July - 22nd-23rd July - 29th-30th July: open from 9 am to 12 pm
10th > 20th August: open every day from 9 am to 12 pm
21st August > 1st november: open every day from 9 am to 6 pm
From Monday to friday the entrance ticket is 2€ for adults, from Saturday to Sunday or bank holidays is 6€ and it includes two guided visits.
Children under 12 years enter ALWAYS free, as well as people with disabilities.
For excursions we recommend practical and comfortable clothing, sports shoes, and a long-sleeved t-shirt for the guided tour in the tunnels of dam.
Oasi fiume Alento promotes educational activities for primary and junior high schools students, guided tours for high school students , even by activating cooperation with italian and foreign Universities.
The educational projects aim to promote environmental protection; they educate and raise awareness the of the younger generations through training courses about technology and eco-sustainability. Classrooms can choose either a guided tour of the area and the dam or a specific theme.
A full list of didactic proposals stands out the training/educational offer, which can also be enhanced by new learning pathways in accordance with teachers areas of interest and needs. Read more
Restaurant and Picnic Area
Restaurant and Picnic Area
Restaurant Sosta mediterranea is located inside Oasi Fiume Alento and offers typical, tasty and healthy Italian cuisine, applying the food mile formula which guarantees freshness and authenticity of every ingredients. The restaurant during the peak season is open every day from 1 PM to 3 PM; it represents an ideal rendez-vous for those who want to taste typical and savory food, surrounded by nature.
Wooden-tables, fixed BBQs in the open space and wide green areas. Every table provides place for six people and allows BBQ sharing with other guests Read more
The green areas around the building are the ideal solution for specifically-created catering service for events, offering highly personalized solutions.
It is possible to organize any kind of private events, such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, first communions, graduations, cocktail party, brunch, gala or banquets.
Oasi staff takes care of the organization from every angle and guarantees an exclusive context as well as great competence. Read more
Oasi fiume Alento has a large meeting room, available for seminars, conferences, business meetings, scientific events and medical conferences, training sessions and workshops. The meeting hall hosts 175 people and it is equipped with a control room, audiovisual system,overhead projector and Internet access.
The entrance hall is linked to the main room through a big screen; it can be used as a reception desk for welcoming and check-in well as it can provide additional seats. Read more
Oasi fiume Alento proposes school trips which last several days; they are designed with the purpose of strengthening the students' awareness to environmental protection and eco-sustainable development. A school camp is the best opportunity to live an intense experience through the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano nature features. Each program is designed in order to address particular issues but they can be completed and modified as necessary.
Schools can choose a themed educational camp as well as a cross-educational camp; both include practical and scientific activities as well as games and sports. Thanks to the wide extent of educational touristic offer across Cilento, it's also possible to create a program that provides guided tours to important cultural attractions (archaeological sites of Paestum and Velia or Certosa of Padula), or high-valued naturalistic sites such as the Caves of Castelcivita or Caves of Pertosa. Read more