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Discovering the wolf

A weekend to discover the wolves, with overnight stay in comfortable hut (Ecorifugio della Cicerana)

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

    Saturday 19 November

  • Return

    Sunday 20 November

  • Duration

    2 days-1 night

  • Interest

    5

Difficulties

Medium/Easy

When

November 2016 19-20

Difficulties description

First day in altitude: 200 m; Travel Time 2 hours. Distance about 5 km

Second day. Difference in height: 400 m; Downhill 500 m. Journey time: about 5 hours; Distance: about 11 km

Equipment

Hiking boots, wind jacket (possibly gore-tex) waterproof hooded windbreaker, backpack, water bottle, flashlight, hat and gloves, wool or fleece, sunglasses, long pants and "stacks", sun protection cream, camera, binoculars, sheet sleeping-bag . During the observations it can be cold so it is recommended to dress in layers.

Cost

€ 115 per person (2 days / 1 night)

  • Accomodation

    In a hut (Ecorifugio della Cicerana) in one of the most wild and remote areas into the Park

  • The cost includes

    Full-board in hut, support of Nature guide.

  • The cost does not include

    Transport and transfers, 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, arrival at 2.00 p.m on Saturday

How the reach us

Highway 24, Rome, Pescara branch to exit Pescina, continue to Pescasseroli. A Pescasseroli you can also get by train to Avezzano (line Rome - Pescara) and bus connection with Pescasseroli or directly by bus from Rome (Piazzale Tiburtina Soc. ARPA). For all those who come from the South, the arrival station is Castel di Sangro and then connecting bus to Pescasseroli.

Program

First day
arrival in PESCASSEROLI at 14, meeting with the guide at the office of Ecotur. Excursion to learn about the habitat, prey and signs of the wolf presence. Evening excursion "on the tracks of the wolf" to try to listen to the howling. Dinner of local products and overnight at the Ecorifugio Cicerana. After dinner, "the wolf between myth and legend." Reading true stories and fantastic on the wolf.

Second day
06.30 breakfast and to follow observing session wildlife area dedicated to the wolf.
09.00 hike through forests and wide clearings to know and investigate the centuries-old relationship / conflict man-wolf. Walking along the trails of wolves, visiting their territory. Packed lunch provided by hut. Expected return in the early afternoon and departure to the place of origin.

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

Other pictures

  • Cicerana valley
  • Cicerana hut

Movies

  • short clip of a nice meeting with wolves

Reserve / get information

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  • regione Abruzzo
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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