New year day with the wolves

A New Year different from others. Every day we will walk along the trails of the park in search of animals, following the tracks and signs of presence that they leave on the mantle of snow, also helping with snowshoes.

wolf in the snow
  • wolf in the snow
  • Relax in mountain hut
  • Snow on Trees
  • In the storm
  • White wild
  • Back home by snowshoes
  • In the snow

A New Year's Eve different from the others, in the name of nature immersed in the mountains and snowy woods of the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park.
A stay dedicated to the Apennine wolf (Canis lupus italicus) lord of winter, who has found the ideal habitat for living and hunting in the valleys of the Park, taking refuge in these woods even in the most difficult moments for its survival.
Every day we will walk along the paths of the Park in search of animals, following the traces and signs of presence that they leave on the snowy mantle, also helping us with snowshoes.
We will sleep in a family-run hotel, where we will be able to appreciate hospitality and good Abruzzo cuisine.

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Program

First day 29 December
arrival in PESCASSEROLI at 18.00 meeting with the guide at the Ecotur office. Reception, hotel accommodation. 20.00 dinner and presentation of the program.

Second day December 30th
08.00 am breakfast; 9.00 am excursion with snowshoes to the secular Bosco della Difesa di Pescasseroli and ideal habitat of the Apennine wolf, recognition of tracks on snow. Packed lunch and in the afternoon visit to the wildlife area of ​​the Apennine Wolf and to the village of Civitella Alfedena with its nativity scenes. Return expected in the late afternoon. ; 20.00 dinner and overnight stay.

Third day 31 December
08.00 am breakfast, 9.00 am departure for an excursion with snowshoes in the locality of Cicerana, where the beech woods are UNESCO heritage. Lunch break, polenta in the refuge. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. 9.00 pm New Year's Eve dinner.

Fourth day 1 January

08.00 am breakfast; 9.00 am excursion with snowshoes in one of the most characteristic valleys of the park, to discover the paths of the wolves. Packed lunch by the participants; 20.00 dinner and overnight stay

Fifth day 2 January

9.00 am breakfast excursion to Val Fondillo with wildlife observation by means of telescopes - Tornareccia Springs. Packed lunch and 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 double triple and quadruple rooms in a family run B&B

Equipment

Hiking boots, jacket (possibly in gore-tex) with waterproof and windproof cap, backpack, water bottle, torch, leggings, hat and gloves of wool or fleece, sunglasses, long pants and sun protection cream , camera, binoculars.

Meeting

Appointment in Pescasseroli, Ecotur in Via Piave 9 tel. 0863/912760, arriving at 18.00 on 29 December

How the reach us

Highway 24, Rome, Pescara branch to exit Pescina, continue to Pescasseroli.

Movies

  • Wolves in the snow

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When

Starting

Thursday December 29

Return

Monday, January 2

Duration

5 days / 4 nights or 4 days / 3 nights

Dates

December 2022 Dicember 29-30-31 and January 1-2

Difficulties

Level

Medium/Easy

Second day EXCURSION WITH SNOWSHOES. Uphill difference in height: about 200 m; Difference in downhill about 200 m. Distance: about 6 km

Third day EXCURSION WITH SNOWSHOES. Uphill difference in height: about 200 m; Difference in downhill about 200 m. Distance: about 10 km

Fourth day EXCURSION WITH SNOWSHOES. Difference in height: about 400 m; Difference in downhill about 400 m. Distance: about 10 km

Fifth day VAL FONDILLO Difference in height: about 100 m; Difference in downhill about 100 m. Distance: about 6 km

Interest

5

Cost

€ 450 per person (5 days / 4 nights) - € 390 per person (4 days / 3 nights)

The cost includes

Half-board in rooms with services, support of Nature guide, any snowshoe rental, year-end dinner.

The cost does not include

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