Duration: 1 hour
Environment: vouthern slope of Monte Conero partially included in the natural reserve. Of exceptional geological interest is the outcrop of majolica, the oldest lithological formation in the Park area. The majolica is very evident in the so-called 'plates', huge, smooth, light grey slabs of rock ending in the sea. Along this characteristic stretch of high coastline are small beaches with white rocks and of incomparable beauty.
Vegetation: cultivated areas, thermophilous Mediterranean scrub (holm oak, strawberry tree, laurel tree, mastic tree), reforestation pine forest, rocky vegetation (violaciocca, red valerian), halophilous vegetation (sea fennel called "paccasasso" in the local dialect), scree partially consolidated by broom and Ampelodesmosmauritanicos. Perched on the rocky ridges above the Due Sorelle beach is the arborescent euphorbia, a true botanical jewel of the park as it is not found elsewhere in the Marche region or along the Adriatic coast north of the Gargano.
Wildlife watching: Woodland and scrub nesting passerines (chaffinch, blackcap, Sardinian warbler), diurnal birds of prey (sparrow hawk), marine wintering birds (cormorants and coral gulls), common and herring gulls. Possibility of observing the peregrine falcon. Mammals include foxes.
Path 302 starts at the Sirolo cemetery and walks along a dirt road that runs alongside the walls, soon reaching a crossroads (junction with Path 301) where you must keep to the right and then take the second small road that climbs to the left and leads to an olive grove. Here the route continues along a path that enters the thick Mediterranean scrub and along which there are evocative views of the beaches of Sirolo, Numana and the lower coast as far as Civitanova Marche. The route then reaches the "Passo del Lupo", a spur of rock overlooking the sea that represents one of the most evocative points of the Conero Park and from which there is a spectacular view of the small bay of Due Sorelle. Please note: It is forbidden to continue and descend towards the Due Sorelle beach.