Bear's hibernation and the colors of autumn

Long weekend dedicated to the Marsican bear and the autumn foliage in UNESCO heritage forest.

Bear and 3 cubs
  • Bear and 3 cubs
  • Marsican brown bear
  • work in progress
  • work in progress
  • Cicerana hut
  • Cicerana hut

The change of season, the transition from summer to autumn, provokes fundamental changes in the perceptible nature starting from the colors that surround us. Changes that announce a period of "rest" during which everything, every plant, every living being will slow down its activities to better adapt to the cold of winter and to better prepare itself for the "rebirth" of spring fortune! Bears hoard food in the forest and prepare for long hibernation. Even the trees change color and the forests wear their most striking dress. We recommend to those who own a camera and a tripod to take them because, even if it is not a photo weekend, what you can get is absolutely fantastic.

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First day
arrival in PESCASSEROLI at 10.00 am meeting at the Ecotur office. Excursion to the Bosco della Difesa, a magical place where centuries-old beech trees take on twisted and imaginative shapes. Packed lunch to be paid by the participants. Accommodation in the rooms in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Second day

8.00 am breakfast. Excursion to the area of ​​the High Hills of Pescaseroli. Possible wildlife spotting along the way. Packed lunch to be paid by the participants. Appointment to the bear and then return to the hotel in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Third day

6.30 am stalking the bear. 8.00 am breakfast. Excursion to Cicerana to reach the refuge of the same name on foot. Lunch at the refuge to be paid by the participants. Short afternoon excursion to admire the foliage in the centuries-old UNESCO World Heritage beech forest of Selva Moricento. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Fourth day

8.00 am breakfast. Following excursion to admire the foliage at the Forca d'Acero forest. Packed lunch to be paid by the participants. Greetings and departure.

The program may undergo changes or due to adverse weather conditions.


Infamily-run B & B


Hiking shoes, light raincoat or poncho, sun hat, water bottle, backpack, long pants, hat and wool gloves, jacket, t-shirt parts, flashlight, batteries, binoculars or camera, sun protection cream During the ambushes can be cold so we recommend dressing in layers.


Appointment in Pescasseroli, Ecotur in Via Piave 9 tel. 0863/912760, arrival at 10.00

How the reach us

Highway 24, Rome, Pescara branch to exit Pescina, continue to Pescasseroli. A Pescasseroli you can also get by train to Avezzano (line Rome - Pescara) and bus connection with Pescasseroli or directly by bus from Rome (Piazzale Tiburtina Soc. ARPA) For all those who come from the South, the arrival station is Castel di Sangro and then connecting bus to Pescasseroli.

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Saturday October 29


Tuesday November 1


4 days /3 nights or 3 days/2 nights


October 2022 October 29-30-31 and November 1




Average excursion easy. It requires some physical exertion, has a vertical drop and / or length content. The difference in height is usually between 200 and 400m.




4 days / 3 nights € 270 per person. 3 days/2 nights € 195 per person.

The cost includes

Half board treatment in rooms with services + Mountain Guide Assistance

The cost does not include

Lunches, transport and transfers and anything not mentioned in "The price includes";