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

  • 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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Equipment

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

Meeting

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

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When

Starting

At 9.00 a.m.

Return

At 4.00 p.m.

Dates

December 2017 Sunday 3 - 10

Difficulties

Level

Medium/Easy

Difference in altitude almost 300 m . Km almost 10

Interest

5

Cost

€ 35 per person

The cost includes

Guided tour as scheduled and lunch at the refuge (first and second dish)

The cost does not include

Drinks and anything not mentioned in "The fee includes"