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  1. Trekking

Wolves and shepherds

A week of hiking to get to know the ancient bond between the pastors and the "nations" of Abruzzo to the wilds of its territory, has always been characterized by the presence of large predators: Apennine Wolf and Brown Bear.


It 'been said that an environment capable of producing a wolf is a healthy, strong, perfect, and this is the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise with his wolves, but also with his bears, chamois, deer, golden eagles and deer. Trekking tour with beautiful light backpack to the rediscovery of the ancient drove roads Typical Abruzzo cooking. The trek will visit the most beautiful mountains of the protected area but does not disdain those areas of clearing, the so-called "folds" where historically there was a meeting and also the "clash between Wolves and Shepherds". The history of the park is in fact also a story of "men and wolves" who still live together in one of the most beautiful areas of Italy.


  • Starting

    Saturday, July 29

  • Return

    Saturday, August 5

  • Duration

    8 days / 7 nights

  • Interest





July 2017 from Saturday 29 to Saturday August 5

Difficulties description

Second day . Villetta Barrea - Reserve integral Camosciara - Civitella Alfedena - Villetta Barrea . Uphill: 400 m; Downhill : about 400 m. Journey time: about 5 hours. Distance: about 11 km
The third day. HOUSE BARREA - CIVITELLA ALFEDENA - Jannanghera VALLEY - LAKE BARREA . Uphill: 200 m; Downhill : about 200 m. Journey time: about 5 hours. Distance: 9 Km
Fourth day. OPI - Fondillo Valley - Mt AMARO . Uphill: about 710 m; Downhill : about 710 m . Journey time: about 6 hours. Distance: about 11 km
Fifth day. OPI -VALLE FREDDA - Macchiarvana - PESCASSEROLI . Uphill: 300 m; Downhill : about 250 m . Journey time: about 6 hours. Distance: about 10 km
Sixth day. The Stain of ROCCA - PEAK LA ROCCA - REFUGE of JORIO . Uphill: 700 m; Downhill : about 0 m. Journey time: about 5 hours. Distance: 5 Km
Seventh day . CRESTE of ROCCA - Mt QUIET - The DEFENSE - PESCASSEROLI ; Uphill: 100 m ; Downhill : about 700 m. Journey time: about 5 hours. Distance: about 11 km


Trekking shoes, light raincoat or poncho, backpack, water bottle, hat for the sun, sunglasses, long pants, fleece, cream sunscreen, light jacket, camera, flashlight, binoculars.


€ 530 per person

  • Accomodation

    Family-run small hotels in the park (in double, triple or quadruple) + 1 night in a mountain hut

  • The cost includes

    Half board, assistance of Nature guide

  • The cost does not include

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


Appointment in Villetta Barrea, c / o the hotel. Free arrival from 18.00 onwards.

How the reach us

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


First day. Arrival in the afternoon in Villetta Barrea meet your guide at 18.00 hotel accommodation and presentation of stay , dinner and overnight at the hotel in Villetta Barrea ;

Excursion to discover the Integral Reserve of Camosciara first nucleus of the Park since 1922 now the whole area of Integral Reserve , visit the waterfalls of the Nymphs and Tre Cannelle and through the reserve will arrive at the town of Civitella Alfedena and then Villetta Barrea 5/6 hours walk 400 meters of ascent and descent - overnight in Villetta Barrea ;

Third day. VILLETTA BARREA - CIVITELLA ALFEDENA - Jannanghera VALLEY - LAKE BARREA Transfer to the bus line to the village of Civitella Alfedena with a visit to the wildlife areas of the Apennine wolf and lynx , departure to the Valley Jannanghera typical habitat of deer and back down through the valley of the same name you get to Barrea characteristic medieval village of them along Lake Barrea you get to Villetta Barrea ; 5 hours of walking uphill climb 200 meters difference in altitude 200 meters downhill overnight at the hotel in Opi ;

Fourth day. OPI - Fondillo Valley - Mt AMARO
Hiking in the Val Fondillo certainly the richest valley of waters around the park after visiting the characteristics of the sources Basal Tornareccia incammineremo us to reach the summit of M Amaro (1862 m . ) Where and rewarded by the spectacular view of the massive Camosciara and by ' sighting of the Abruzzo chamois in its typical habitat of life ; 5/6 hours walk uphill climb 710 vertical drop of 710 meters downhill - overnight in Opi ;

Fifth day. OPI - VALLE FREDDA - Macchiarvana - PESCASSEROLI
Starting from Opi and going up the beautiful valley you reach the plateau of the Cold Macchiarvana you continue the tour with a visit to the karst Sinkholes in the area, a visit to the farm of Renato , hotel accommodation in Pescasseroli ;

Sixth day. PESCASSEROLI - ECORIFUGIO della Cicerana.
400 m uphill and 200 m downhill, 4 hours
Bear Watching the sunset with the possibility of Marsican brown bear sighting. Overnight in mountain hut

Seventh day. ECORIFUGIO della Cicerana - PESCASSEROLI
300 m uphill and 700 m downhill 5/6 hours

Eighth day . Breakfast , departure.
The program is subject to changes at the specific request of the participants or adverse weather conditions.

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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