Discovering the wolf

A weekend to discover the wolves

Wolves in winter
  • Wolves in winter
  • 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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First day
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.

Second day

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.

Third day

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.


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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.


  • Wolves in winter

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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


March 2024 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";