Autumn time with bears and wolves

A weekend discovering bears and wolves in the woods in autumn

  • Selva Moricento in autumn time
  • wood in Autumn
  • Beech forest in autumn time

The forests of the park are covered with thousands of colors. Bears are quick to pick up the last food to prepare for the long winter hibernation. The leaves fall from the trees as if protecting the earth from the intense winter cold. The light became intense and sparse ... is autumn. The season in which nature seems to prepare to go to sleep, but not everyone is asleep. Wolves await hectic the first snowfall of the year. We will walk to the colorful woods of the park to discover the bears and wolves. We will enjoy the magic atmosphere of the autumn.

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Program

First day: arrival in Pescasseroli at 6.00 pm, meeting at the Ecotur office. Accommodation in the rooms. Dinner, presentation of the program and overnight stay.

Second day: 8.00 am breakfast. 9.00 am excursion to admire the splendid colors of the forests in autumn with a visit to the centuries-old beech forest of Selva Moricento, a UNESCO heritage site, where the trees are even 500 years old. Lunch at the Cicerana Ecorifugio at the expense of the participants. Return to Pescasseroli in the afternoon. Wildlife observation at distance and with binoculars, with particular attention to bear and wolf. 20.00 dinner and overnight stay.

Third day: 6.30 am breakfast and to follow a new stakeout for wildlife (bearwatching). 9.00 am Excursion on the tracks of the wolf and bear, in one of the environments particularly frequented by these animals in the autumn period. Packed lunch to be paid by the participants. Return to Pescaseroli in the afternoon. Followed by an evening excursion "on the trail of the wolf", an evening excursion to listen to the howling of the wolf, a call that evokes unrepeatable sensations and primordial instincts. But in reality, it is an extraordinary means of distance communication between packs or between members of the same pack. 20.00 dinner and overnight stay.

Fourth day: 6.30 am breakfast and to follow a new stakeout for wildlife (bearwatching). 9.00 am departure for the Bosco della Difesa. A centuries-old beech forest, set of the film "The Fox and the Child", where the trees take on twisted and imaginative shapes. Packed lunch to be paid by the participants and return in the early afternoon. Departure for the return destinations.

The program may be subject to changes due to adverse weather conditions or by express will of the participants.

Accomodation

In Pescasseroli village in family run B&B. Accomodation in dpuble, triple or quadruple rooms.

Equipment

Walking shoes, waterproof jacket (preferably Gore-tex), gloves and fleece or wool hat, backpack, water bottle, pants far, binoculars, head light. During the stalking it can be cold, so it is recommended to dress in layers.

Meeting

Appointment in Pescasseroli, Ecotur in Via Piave 9 TEL 0863/912760; 18.00 on Friday October 30

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When

Starting

Friday October 30

Return

Monday November 2

Duration

4 days /3 nights or 3 days /2 nights

Dates

October 2020 30-31 October and 1 - 2 November

Difficulties

Level

Medium/Easy

Second day: 12 Km difference in altitude 400 m
Third day: 11 Km difference in altitude 300 m

Fourth day: 6 km difference in altitude 200 m

Interest

5

Cost

€ 250 per person (3 nights). € 200 per person (2 nights)

The cost includes

Half-board (breakfast and dinner). Support of Nature guide

The cost does not include

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