Easter with the wolves and bear with an overnight stay in Mountain hut

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
  • Canis lupus
  • Bear with cubs
  • Cicerana mountain hut
  • Cicerana's mountain hut inside

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. Stalking, evening tours of wolfhowling, 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 pm departure for an excursion in the Bosco della Difesa, where the trees among centuries-old beech trees and twisted and imaginative forms, host numerous animal species. Late afternoon: transfer to the hotel. 20.00 dinner, presentation of the program;
Second day at 08.00 am breakfast, 09.00 am excursion. Excursion to one of the most visited areas by these two extraordinary animals during the spring period. We will know the classic environment frequented by wolf and bear. Packed lunch and return in the afternoon; 5.30 pm bearwatching. at 9.00 pm dinner and overnight;
- Third day
8.00 am breakfast. 09.00 am excursion in Val Fondillo, valley of crystal clear waters and limpid springs. Packed lunch. In the afternoon excursion to Cicerana and Vallone di Lampazzo, this excursion is aimed at sighting and recognizing the traces of bears, wolves and other wild animals; Late afternoon evening excursion on the tracks of the wolf with the possibility of listening to the howl. Dinner and overnight at the refuge.

- Fourth day
6.00 am breakfast. 6.30 am bearwatching. 09.00 am return trip through the ancient woods of Selva Moricento, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Easter Monday lunch in a refuge. Return scheduled for 16.00
The program may be modified or due to adverse climatic conditions.

Accomodation

In double rooms in B & Bs, family-run + one night at Mountain hut

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. The hut is equipped with sleeping bags, then you should bring a sheet bags, which alternatively can be buy at the hut at a cost of € 10 each. For the night at the hut it is also recommended a personal towels and a pillowcase.

Meeting

Appointment in Pescasseroli - Ecotur in Via Piave 9 tel. +39 0863/912 760, - at 15.00 of Friday 30 March

How the reach us

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

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When

Starting

Friday 30 or Saturday 31 March

Return

Monday, April 2

Duration

4 days / 3 nights or 3 days / 2 nights

Dates

March 2018 From Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April

Difficulties

Level

Medium/Easy

Interest

5

Cost

€ 265 per person (4 days / 3 nights) - € 200 per person (3 days / 2 nights) -

The cost includes

Half board in rooms with services + one night at Ecorifugio della Cicerana + Care of Nature guide.

The cost does not include

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