Discovering the wolf

A long weekend to discover the wolves

  • On wolf tracks
  • Following wolf tracks
  • Wolf track
  • Wolves pack

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.

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Program

First day
arrival in PESCASSEROLI at 10.30 am, meeting with the guide at the Ecotur office. Excursion to the centuries-old wood of the Pescasseroli Defense, habitat of numerous animal species. Packed lunch to be paid by the participants. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Accommodation in the rooms. Dinner and to follow presentation of the program.

Second day

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 shelter by the participants. Visit to the Unesco heritage forest of Selva Moricento. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Third day

Wolf watching at sunrise. Breakfast and to follow excursion to know the habitat, the prey and tracks of the wolf. Packed lunch to be paid by the participants. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Fourth day

08.00 am breakfast and to follow excursion in the Val Fondillo rich in springs and crystal clear waters. Packed lunch to be paid by the participants. Departure for the places of origin expected in the early afternoon.

The program may be changed because of adverse weather conditions or due to particular needs of the participants.

Accomodation

In a family run B&B

Equipment

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.

Meeting

Appointment in Pescasseroli, Ecotur in Via Piave 9 tel. 0863/912760, arrival 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 Soc. TUA). For all those who come from the South, the arrival station is Castel di Sangro and then connecting bus to Pescasseroli.

Movies

  • Wolves in the snow

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When

Starting

Thursday December 8

Return

Sunday December 11

Duration

4 days/3 nights or 3 days/2 nights

Dates

December 2022 8-9-10-11

Difficulties

Level

Medium/Easy

First day in altitude: 200 m; Distance about 8 km

Second day. Difference in height: 300 m;Distance: about 10 km

Third day. Difference in height: 300 m;Distance: about 10 km

Fourth day Difference in height: 100 m;Distance: about 5 km

Interest

5

Cost

€ 260 per person (4 days / 3 nights) - € 190 per person (3 days / 2 nights)

The cost includes

Half-board in room with toilette, Guided excusrion with professional mountain guide.

The cost does not include

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