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Discovering the wolf...with a overnight stay in a hut

A weekend discovering wolves with a night in a hut

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A special way and completely different than usual to spend the weekend, totally immersed in nature in the Abruzzo National Park, to discover the wolf. Excursions in search of the most significant traces of the predators, the Apennine Wolf, that in the Park has found the perfect place to live and reproduce. One predator extraordinary that fortunately has returned to repopulate the mountain areas in Italy. We will know the wolves, we will study the life and habits, we will try listening through the evening excursion to wolf-howling. The overnight stay at the comfortable Ecorifugio of Cicerana, placed in one of the most remote and wild areas of the park, will allow us to experience in close contact with nature and will serve as an ideal starting point for our excursions.

Info

  • Starting

    Thursday December 8

  • Return

    Sunday December 11

  • Duration

    4 days/3 nights or 3 days/1 2 nights or 2 days/1 night

  • Interest

    5

Difficulties

Medium/Easy

When

December 2016 from Thurday 8 to Sunday 11

Difficulties description

First day: about 5 km difference in altitude 200 m
Second day: 9 Km difference in altitude 300 m
Third day: 11 Km difference in altitude 500 m
Fourth day: Km 8 difference in altitude ascent 250 and descent 300 m

Equipment

Walking shoes, waterproof jacket (preferably Gore-tex), gloves and fleece or wool hat, backpack, water bottle, pants far, binoculars, head light, sheet sleaping bag. During the stalking it can be cold, so it is recommended to dress in layers.

Cost

€ 250 (3 nights) - € 185 (2 nights) - € 115 (1 night) per person

  • Accomodation

    In doubles, triples and quadruples in family-run B & B + one night at hut

  • The cost includes

    Half-board in rooms with services + one night at Hut (for more details about the hut please look at this link Ecorifugio della Cicerana). Sleeping bags overnight stay (it is recommended to obtain the personal sheet sleeping bag that can alternatively be purchased at the refuge at the cost of € 10).Support of Nature guide

  • The cost does not include

    Transport and transfers, lunches (the one at the hut too) and anything not mentioned in "The price includes";

  • Requirements

    Minimum number 4 pax

Meeting

Appointment in Pescasseroli, Ecotur in Via Piave 9 TEL 0863/912760; 14.00 on Saturday Thursday December 8

Program

First day: Arrival in Pescasseroli to 14.00, meeting at the Ecotur office, visit to the centuries-old forest of Difesa di Pescasseroli, where trees can reach 500 years and have taken over the centuries twisted forms and imaginative. Return in the late afternoon and transfer to the hotel. 20.00 dinner and to follow the presentation of the program and screening of an audiovisual on the wolf.

Second day: 8:00 am breakfast. Hike on the tracks of the wolf, in one of the spaces frequented by this animal. Packed lunch. Late afternoon evening excursion "on the tracks of the wolf" wolfhowling, an 'evening excursion to hear the howl of the wolf, a reminder that evokes unique feelings and instincts. But in reality, this is an extraordinary means of distance communication between schools or between members of the same herd. 20:00 return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Third day: 8:00 am breakfast. 9:00 am departure for a hike on the tracks of the wolf, to learn about habitats, behavior and signs of presence. Check in and lunch at the refuge. In the afternoon excursion to the venerable beech forest up to Moricento Field. Return to the refuge for dinner and overnight.

Fourth day: 8.00 am breakfast. 9:00 am departure for the return trip Cicerana - Passo del Diavolo. Packed lunch and return in the early afternoon. Departure for the return destinations.

The program is subject to changes or adverse weather conditions or particular needs of participants.

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Ecotur Viaggi Natura di Nicoletta Gentile, Cesidio Pandolfi e Paolo Iannicca snc

via Piave 9 - 67032 Pescasseroli (AQ) Italy - Phone: +39-0863-912760 - Fax: +39-0863-911528 - Email:

Tour Operator on-line, Agenzia iscritta all’albo della Provincia di L’Aquila determinazione n.170 del 27/8/2013.
P.IVA 01621950664, Codice Info-trav n. 25695. Polizza assicurativa RCT Unipol Assicurazioni n. 65/46095901