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The awakening of the bear...with a overnight stay in a mountain hut

Abruzzo land of bears and men. Four days dedicated Marsican brown Bear and spring. The season of awakening from a long winter hibernation and green meadows, where the bears come at dawn and dusk to enjoy the first fresh grass. An experience of nature in the season of maximum bloom, during which we will try to spot the bear.

Marsican bear

The Marsican brown bear (Ursus arctos marsicanus) is a rare subspecies of the Brown Bear, which is confined to the most remote areas of the Central and wild. We take care of bears for many years, spreading scientific knowledge, history and culture that covers this extraordinary plantigrade. "The Awakening Bear" is a "full immersion bearberry" in the field, which will give the opportunity to the participants of readme.cc deepen their knowledge about the bear. The program is designed for walking in areas usually frequented by bears, studying the behavior, life, nutrition and recognizing the tracks. The cool hours of the day (sunrise and sunset) are generally dedicated to the actual sighting, which will take place with respect for the animal. In this regard, we suggest you take a look at the "Ecosophy," the set of rules which inspire all our activities.


  • Starting

    Friday, April 28, 2017

  • Return

    Monday, May 1, 2017

  • Duration

    4 days / 3 nights or 3 days / 2 nights

  • Interest





April 2017 From April 28 to May 1


Hiking boots, jacket (possibly gore-tex), backpack, wind jacket or poncho, water bottle, hat and wool gloves, flashlight, hat for the sun, sunglasses, sun protection cream, long pants and "swetcher ", camera, binoculars. Dress in layers especially during bearwatching. The hut is equipped with sleeping bags, then you should bring a sheet bags, which alternatively can be buy at the hut at a cost of € 10 each. For the night at the hut it is also recommended a personal towels and a pillowcase.


€ 270 per person (4 days / 3 nights ) - € 210 per person (3 days / 2 nights)

  • Accomodation

    In the rooms, family-run B & B + one night at Ecorifugio della Cicerana

  • The cost includes

    Half board in rooms with services + Care of Nature guide.

  • The cost does not include

    Transport and transfers, lunches and anything not mentioned in "The price includes";

  • Requirements

    Minimum number: 8.


Appointment Pescasseroli at Ecotur office in Via Piave 9 tel.0863/912760, at 15.00 o'clock.

How the reach us

Rome Highway A 24, branch to Pescara, exit Pescina, continue to Pescasseroli.


First day. PESCASSEROLI arrival at 3.00 p.m., meeting at the office of Ecotur. Depart for a tour in the Enchanted Forest , where the trees between beech trees and twisted forms and imaginative , home to numerous animal species; transfer to the hotel . 20.00 dinner , presentation and projection of an audiovisual program about wolves and bears ;

Second day. 8.00 am breakfast. 9.00 am excursion to introduce Abruzzo National Park and Marsican brown bear. Possible sighting of wildlife along the way. Packed lunch borne by the participants. Return to hotel planed for 16.30. 18.30 Bearwatching. 21 Dinnner and overnight stay.

Third day. 8.00 am breakfast. 9.00 am excursion to Vallone Lampazzo, this excursion is aimed sighting and recognition of traces of bears and other wild animals. Lunch (chance of a meal in a mountain hut). Afternoon short excursion nearby the hut and late afternoon bearwatching. Dinner and overnight stay at the mountain hut.

Fourth day. 5.30 a.m. breakfast and bearwatching. 9.00 am return excursion through ancient forests and grasslands. Packed lunch. Departure for the return destinations scheduled in the early afternoon.

The program is subjected to cahnges os adverse weather or for special needs of the partcipants.

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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