Autumn time with bears and wolves sleeping in mountain hut

A weekend discovering bears and wolves in the woods in autumn sleeping in a mountain hut

  • Cicerana mountain hut
  • Selva Moricento in autumn time
  • From Ecorifugio door
  • wood in Autumn
  • From Ecorifugio
  • 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 a night in a hut.

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Program

First day: arrival in Pescasseroli at 10.30 am, meeting at the Ecotur office. Excursion to admire the splendid colors of the forests in autumn with a visit to the secular beech forest of Selva Moricento, a UNESCO heritage site, where the trees reach even 500 years . Packed lunch for participants. Return to Ecorifugio della Cicerana in the afternoon. Remote stalking and binoculars to wildlife, with particular attention to bear and wolf. 8.00 pm dinner at the refuge and overnight stay.

Second day: 6.30 am breakfast and new wildlife watching (bearwatching). 9.00 am Excursion on the tracks of the wolf and the bear, in one of the environments particularly frequented by these animals in the autumn period. Packed lunch provided by the refuge. Return to the refuge in the afternoon, a new wildlife stalking and an evening excursion "on the trail of the wolf" wolfhowling, 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. At 20.00 return to the refuge dinner and overnight stay.

Third day: 6.30 am breakfast and new wildlife watching (bearwatching). 9.00 am departure for the excursion Cicerana - Pescasseroli along the wild Vallone Lampazzo - Fonte Puzza - Vallone Cavuto. Packed lunch provided by the refuge and return in the early afternoon. Departure for the return destinations.

Equipment

Walking shoes, waterproof jacket (preferably Gore-tex), gloves and fleece or wool hat, backpack, water bottle, pants far, binoculars, head light, sheet sleaping bag. 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; 10.30 on Friday November 1

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When

Starting

Friday November 1

Return

Sunday November 3

Duration

3 days /2 nights or 2 days /1 night

Dates

November 2019 1-2-3

Difficulties

Level

Medium

First day: about 11 km difference in altitude 400 m
Second day: 12 Km difference in altitude 400 m
Third day: 11 Km difference in altitude 400 m

Interest

5

Cost

€ 200 per person (2 nights). € 100 per person (1 night)

The cost includes

Full-board (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner) in a mountain Hut (for more details about the hut please look at this link Ecorifugio della Cicerana). Drinks 1/4 of wine and 1/2 water per meal. Sleeping bags overnight stay (it is recommended to obtain the personal sheet sleeping bag that can alternatively be purchased at the refuge at the cost of € 15).Support of Nature guide

The cost does not include

Transport and transfers, the lunch of the first day, extra drinks and anything not mentioned in "The price includes";