Ancient forest of Abruzzo national Park, UNESCO heritage

Excursion among the old-growth beech forests of the Park of Abruzzo a World Heritage Site of Unesco

  • Ecorifugio della Cicerana inside
  • Selva Moricento in Spring Time
  • Ancient tree
  • Cicerana's moutain hut

The 60% of the Park of Abruzzo territory is composed of forests, of which 90% are beech forests. The Abruzzo National Park preserves the beech woods the oldest in Europe, earning the nomination for UNESCO World Heritage listing. Intact ecosystems and biodiversity-rich primordial, where towering patriarchs in excess of 500 years old. These forests are real treasure chests that in them preserve rare or endemic species: the white back woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos), the Brown Bear (Ursus arctos marsicanus), or beetles like the Rosalia Alpina (Rosalia alpina). A challenging trek that will allow us to explore the wild heart of the Abruzzo National Park and enjoy the hospitality of the mountain hut.

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After a first meeting in Pescasseroli at 9.00 am at Ecotur, a short transfer by car to the Passo del Diavolo. From here you start walking to the valley of the Cicerana, from where you take the t5 path that leads to the Selva Moricento, one of the centuries-old beech forest that has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to the refuge and Easter Monday lunch. After lunch, return to the cars.


Hiking shoes, long pants, backpack, hat and woolen gloves, waterproof jacket (possibly gore-tex), water bottle with water, camera.


Ecotur at Via Piave 9 67032 Pescasseroli at 9.00 a.m.

How the reach us

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

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At 9.00 a.m.


At 4.00 p.m.


April 2023 Monday 10




Difference in altitude almost 350 m . Km almost 14




€ 15 per person - € 10 for children from 7 to 12 years old

The cost includes

Guided tour as scheduled

The cost does not include

Lunch in mountain hut. Everyone can order what they like and pay for it directly on site