Discovering the bear (bearwatching)

On the traces of the Marsican brown bear, with bearwatching, dinner at mountin hut and evening excursion

Marsican brown bear
  • Marsican brown bear
  • Bear front foot print
  • Cicerana hut
  • Cicerana hut inside

This excursion is certainly the best known among our initiatives ... the hike over the years has given us much satisfaction and allowed us to get closer to the bear. After an adjustment path that will allow us to learn about the habitat and life of the bear, we look carefully grasslands waiting for bear , but also of other animals (deer, wild boar, deer and wolves). After sunset, we head back at the hut for packed lunch of typical and biological products of the Park. After dinner, the descent begins, in the dark, under the stars, with the help of some weak flashlight. We advise everyone to read carefully the rules of "Ecosofia", to help the guides to conduct a stakeout in full respect of the animals.

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After a short drive, we start the excursion that will take us to the place where we will do the bearwatching. After sunset we return to the hut for consuming a dinner of typical and biological products of the Park. After dinner we will descend at night that will lead us back to the starting point.


Hiking shoes, light raincoat, sun hat, water bottle, backpack, long pants, hat and wool gloves, jacket (possibly gore-tex), t-shirt parts, flashlight, binoculars, camera or video camera. We recommend that you dress in layers, whereas in ambush might get cold.


At Ecotur, Via Piave 9, 67032 Pescasseroli (AQ) at 2.30 p.m.

How the reach us

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


  • A life with bears

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At 14.30


At 21.30




Height climb and descent 200 m. Walking about 8 km




€ 40 per person including lunch at hut.