Discovering the wolf...with a overnight stay in a hut

A weekend discovering wolves with a night in a hut

Wolves in winter
  • Wolves in winter
  • Cicerana's hut in winter
  • Wolves in winter storm
  • wolves hierarchy
  • Winter excursion
  • Winter in Cicerana

A special way and completely different than usual to spend the weekend, totally immersed in nature in the Abruzzo National Park, to discover the wolf. Excursions in search of the most significant traces of the predators, the Apennine Wolf, that in the Park has found the perfect place to live and reproduce. One predator extraordinary that fortunately has returned to repopulate the mountain areas in Italy. We will know the wolves, we will study the life and habits, we will try listening through the evening excursion to wolf-howling. The overnight stay at the comfortable Ecorifugio of Cicerana, placed in one of the most remote and wild areas of the park, will allow us to experience in close contact with nature and will serve as an ideal starting point for our excursions.

HIGHLIGHTS

real chance to see or listen wolf in nature

comfortable mountain hut atmosphere

excursions in wild area

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Program

First day
arrival at PESCASSEROLI at 10.30 am, meeting with the guide at the Ecotur office. Excursion to know the habitat, the prey and the signs of the presence of the wolf. Possibility of wildlife observation. Packed lunch at the expense of the participants. Arrival at the refuge expected in the afternoon. 18.00 short evening excursion "on the trail of the wolf" to try to hear the howl. Dinner based on local products and reading stories of "men and wolves". Overnight.
Second day
7.00 am attempt to observe wildlife in the area of ​​Cicerana. 08.00 am breakfast and following excursion in the area of ​​Cicerana between woods and large clearings to get to know and investigate the age-old man-wolf relationship / conflict. We will follow the paths of the wolves, we will visit their territory. Lunch based on polenta in a refuge. Return scheduled for 16.00 and departure for the places of origin.
The program may undergo changes or due to adverse climatic conditions or due to the particular needs of the participants.

Accomodation

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 at 10.30 a.m.

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 TUA Company) For all those who come from the South, the arrival station is Castel di Sangro and then connecting bus to Pescasseroli. At this link you can get bus table https://tua.mycicero.it/TPWebPortal/

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When

Starting

Saturday January 19

Saturday February 16

Saturday March 2

Return

Sunday January 20

Sunday February 17

Sunday March 3

Duration

2 days/1 night

Dates

February 2019 from Saturday 16 to Sunday 17

Difficulties

Level

Medium/Easy

First day: about 7 km difference in altitude 300 m
Second day: 8 Km difference in altitude 300 m

Interest

5

Cost

€ 120 (1 night) per person

The cost includes

Half-board in a mountain Hut (for more details about the hut please look at this link Ecorifugio della Cicerana). 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 and oganization. Eventual renting of snowshoes and sticks. Swarosky and Zeiss telescope for Wildlife observation.

The cost does not include

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