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

Long weekend dedicated to the Marsican 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 in PESCASSEROLI at 11.00 meeting at the Ecotur office. Excursion to Cicerana to walk to the eponymous refuge. Packed or sheltered lunch for participants. Short afternoon excursion to admire the foliage in the centuries-old UNESCO World Heritage Site of Selva Moricento. Late afternoon ambush on the Marscano Brown Bear. Dinner and overnight in the shelter.

Second day

6.30 am breakfast. 7.00 am ambush on the Marsican brown bear. 09.00 excursion in the Selvaggio Vallone Lampazzo this excursion is aimed at the sighting and recognition of the tracks of bears and other wild animals; Packed lunch for participants. Return to Pescasseroli in the afternoon. Hotel accommodation. Dinner and overnight.

Third day

8.00 am breakfast. Excursion in the area of ​​the Colli Alti of Pescaseroli. Possible sighting of wildlife along the way. Packed lunch for participants. Hiding in the bear and then return to the hotel in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Fourth day

6.30 am breakfast. 7.00 am ambush on the bear. 09.00 excursion in the Bosco della Difesa, a magical place where the ancient beeches take twisted and imaginative shapes. Packed lunch for participants. Greetings and departure

The program may be subject to change or adverse weather 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 11.00

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

Saturday October 30

Return

Tuesday November 2

Duration

4 days /3 nights or 3 days/2 nights

Dates

October 2021 from Saturday October 30 to Tuesday November 2

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 € 250 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";