Discovering the wolf
A weekend to discover the wolves
A special way and completely different than usual to spend a long 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 and the observation in nature.
arrival in PESCASSEROLI at 3.00 p.m. meeting with the guide at the Ecotur office. Excursion to the centuries-old wood of the Pescasseroli Defense, habitat of numerous animal species. Transfert to hotel in the late afternoon. Accommodation in the rooms. Dinner and to follow presentation of the program.
Attempt of wolf watching at sunrise. Breakfast and then an excursion to Cicerana, a very wild place famous for the presence of the wolf to learn about and investigate the centuries-old relationship / conflict between man and wolf. Lunch in a mountain hut. Visit to the Unesco heritage forest of Selva Moricento. Return to the hotel at afternoon. Before dinner short excursion to enjoy the stars and try to listen wolf howl. Dinner and overnight.
Attempt of wolf watching at sunrise. Breakfast and to follow excursion along Valle del Giovenco to know the habitat, the prey and tracks of the wolf. Packed lunch. Aftrenoon end of activityes and departure.
The program may be changed because of adverse weather conditions or due to particular needs of the participants.
In a family run B&B
Hiking boots, wind jacket (possibly gore-tex) waterproof hooded windbreaker, backpack, water bottle, flashlight, hat and gloves, wool or fleece, sunglasses, long pants and "stacks", sun protection cream, camera, binoculars. During excursions it can be cold so it is recommended to dress in layers.
Appointment in Pescasseroli, Ecotur in Via Piave 9 tel. 0863/912760, arrival at 3.00 p.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 Soc. TUA). For all those who come from the South, the arrival station is Castel di Sangro and then connecting bus to Pescasseroli.
Friday December 8 2023
Friday January 19 2024
Friday February 16 2024
Friday March 8 2024
Sunday December 10 2023
Sunday January 21 2024
Sunday February 18 2024
Sunday March 10 2024
3 days/2 nights or 2 days/1 night
December 2023 8-9-10
First day in altitude: 200 m; Distance about 6 km
Second day. Difference in height: 300 m;Distance: about 10 km
Third day. Difference in height: 300 m;Distance: about 8 km
€ 230 per person (3 days / 2 nights) - € 150 per person (2 days / 1 night)
The cost includes
Half-board (dinner and breakfast) in room with toilette on the floor (shared with another room), Guided excusrion with professional mountain guide, eventual use of snowshoes and sticks, binocular, use of Swarosky or Zeiss telescope for wildlife observation.
The cost does not include
Transport and transfers, lunches and anything not mentioned in "The price includes";