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Forca d'Acero. Where trees touch the sky

Hike in the mythical forest of Forca d'Acero, pass between the side of the Park of Abruzzo and Lazio

Our route winds along the old border between the Kingdom of Naples and the Papal States, through dense forests of beech, and in a karst area, characterized by the presence of some caves, which in summer served as a den of robbers. The pass of Forca d'Acero was an important place of trade between Lazio and Abruzzo and here the robbers were making some of their raids. This tour aims nature, but also historical.


  • Starting

    at 9.00 a.m.

  • Return

    at 13.00

  • Interest





August 2017 Every Monday

Difficulties description

Difference in altitude 100 m. Distance: about 5 km.


hiking boots or sneakers with sole carved, water bottle, backpack, glasses for the sun and sunscreen, snack, sweatshirt or fleece, raincoats.


€ 10 each person. € 6 for 7-10 years old children. Free for youngest. € 1 per person if you reside in an affiliated hotels. Watch Link


At Ecotur, Via Piave 9 , Pescasseroli

How the reach us

Rome Highway 24, branch to Pescara, exit Pescina, continue to Pescasseroli. In Pescasseroli you can also get by train to Avezzano (line Rome - Pescara) and connecting bus 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.


After taking a short drive up to the pass of Forca d'Acero, we will go down in the beech forest until you reach the large clearing Macchiarvana.

Reserve / get information

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  • Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo Lazio e Molise
  • regione Abruzzo
  • Cea
  • Accompagnatori media montagna
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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