Easter with the wolves and bear

An initiative dedicated to the knowledge of the two largest predators dl Park: The Brown Bear and the Apennine Wolf

Marsican brown bear after letargy
  • Marsican brown bear after letargy
  • wolf
  • Canis lupus
  • Bear with cubs
  • Cicerana mountain hut

Spring is upon us. The wolves patrol the territory and prepared for new births that occur here recently. The wolf prepares the den. The rest of the pack is preparing for this event that will change the dynamics of the group. Bears peep from their burrows after the long winter hibernation. They wander in the woods and clearings, dotted with patches of dirty snow, looking for some dead animal carcass during the cold winter. The hunger is felt, fat reserves are now over. Here and on the left you can see the big snow footprints of the bear, equipped with sharp claws ... maybe tomorrow morning at dawn if there apposteremo able to observe it. This is the show that nature offers during Easter wolves and bears. An initiative that for years now gives us a lot of satisfaction. Wildlife observation in nature, recognition traces are the main activities that will carry out during this unusual Easter .

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Program

- First day
arrival in PESCASSEROLI, in the afternoon, meeting at the Ecotur office at 3.00 pm departure for an excursion in the Bosco della Difesa, where the trees among secular beech trees and twisted and imaginative shapes, are home to numerous animal species. Late afternoon: transfer to the hotel. 20.00 dinner, presentation of the programme;

-Second day

08.00 breakfast; 09.00 excursion in the Cicerana valley with a visit to the ancient beech forest of Selva Moricento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch in a refuge followed by bearwatching attempt. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.

- Third day

Wake up at sunrise and attempt to observe wolves in the wild. Breakfast followed by an excursion to Colli Alti di Pescasseroli on the trail of wolves and to try to observe wild ungulates (deer, roe deer, etc.). Packed lunch. Return to the hotel expected in the late afternoon, dinner and overnight.

- Fourth day

Wake up at sunrise and attempt to observe wolves in the wild. Breakfast followed by an excursion to Val Fondillo, a valley of crystal clear waters and clear springs. Packed lunch. Expected return in the early afternoon. Departure.

The program may undergo changes or due to adverse weather conditions.

Accomodation

In double or triple rooms in B & Bs, family-run

Equipment

Hiking boots, jacket (possibly gore-tex), backpack, wind jacket or poncho, water bottle, hat and wool gloves, flashlight, hat for the sun, sunglasses, sun protection cream, long pants and "swetcher ", camera, binoculars. Dress in layers especially during bearwatching.

Meeting

Appointment in Pescasseroli - Ecotur in Via Piave 9 tel. +39 0863/912 760, - at 15.00 of Friday 7 April

How the reach us

Rome Highway A 24, branch to Pescara, exit Pescina, continue to Pescasseroli;

Movies

  • Wolves in spring

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When

Starting

Friday 7 or Saturday 8 April

Return

Monday, April 10

Duration

4 days / 3 nights or 3 days / 2 nights

Dates

April 2023 7-8-9-10

Difficulties

Level

Medium/Easy

First day: height difference 200 m - about 6 km

Second day: height difference 350 m - about 10 km

Third day: altitude difference 400 m - about 11 km

Fourth day: height difference 100 m - about 5 km

Interest

5

Cost

€ 280 per person (4 days / 3 nights) - € 210 per person (3 days / 2 nights) - Children from 8 to 12 years old 20% less

The cost includes

Half board in rooms with services + Care of Nature guide.

The cost does not include

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