Bear's hibernation and the colors of autumn with overnight at a hut

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

Bear and 3 cubs
  • Bear and 3 cubs
  • work in progress
  • Marsican brown bear
  • 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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Program

First day
arrival at PESCASSEROLI for 18.00 pm meeting at the office of Ecotur accomodation to the hotel. 20.00 dinner, presentation of the program and overnight.
Second day
8.00 am breakfast. Excursion in the Colli Alti area of ​​Pescaseroli. Possible sighting of wildlife along the way. Packed lunch at the expense of the participants. Return to the hotel at 4.30 pm. 6.30 pm appointment to the Marsican brown bear. 21 hours dinner and overnight.
Third day
8.00 am breakfast. 09.00 am excursion in the Forest of Defense, a magical place where the centuries-old beeches take on twisted and imaginative shapes. Packed lunch. In the afternoon excursion to Cicerana and Vallone di Lampazzo, this excursion is aimed at sighting and recognizing the traces of bears and other wild animals; Late afternoon ambush for the Marsican brown bear. Dinner and overnight at the refuge.
Fourth day
5.30 am breakfast. 6.00 am appointment to the brown bear Marsican. 09.00 am return trip through ancient woods and prairies. Lunch in a shelter. Return scheduled for 16.00
The program may be modified or due to adverse climatic conditions.

Accomodation

Infamily-run B & B + one night at Ecorifugio della Cicerana

Equipment

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, sheet sleaping bag. During the ambushes can be cold so we recommend dressing in layers.

Meeting

Appointment in Pescasseroli, Ecotur in Via Piave 9 tel. 0863/912760, arrival at 18.00

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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When

Starting

Thursday November 1

Return

Sunday November 4

Duration

4 days /3 nights or 3 days/2 nights

Dates

November 2018 from Thursday 1 to Sunday 4

Difficulties

Level

Medium/Easy

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.

Interest

5

Cost

4 days / 3 nights € 230 per person. 3 days/2 nights € 180 per person

The cost includes

Half board treatment in rooms with services + one night in a mountain hut + Mountain Guide Assistance

The cost does not include

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