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

Un Capodanno diverso dagli altri, all'insegna della natura immersi fra le montagne e i boschi innevati del Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise.
Un soggiorno dedicato al Lupo appenninico (Canis lupus italicus) signore dell'inverno, che fra le valli del Parco ha trovato l'habitat ideale per vivere e cacciare, rifugiandosi fra questi boschi anche nei momenti piu difficili per la sua sopravvivenza.
Ogni giorno passeggeremo lungo i sentieri del Parco alla ricerca degli animali, seguendo le tracce ed i segni di presenza che essi lasciano sul manto innevato, aiutandoci anche con le ciaspole (racchette da neve).
Senza dimenticare l'escursione serale di wolf-howling "sulle tracce del lupo".
Dormiremo in un alberghetto a gestione familiare , dove potremo apprezzare l'ospitalita e la buona cucina abruzzese.

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Program

First day December 28th
arrival in PESCASSEROLI at 12.00 p.m. meeting with the guide at the Ecotur office. Short walk in the centuries-old beech forest of the Bosco della Difesa in Pescasseroli to introduce the Abruzzo National Park. Packed lunch for participants. In the afternoon, hotel accommodation. 20.00 dinner and presentation of the program.
Second day December 29th
08.00 am breakfast;
09.00 am excursion to the Integral Reserve of the Camosciara, Villetta Barrea - Bosco di Decontra - Camosciara - visit to the Waterfalls of the Nymphs and the Three Cannelle - lunch break - afternoon excursion to Civitella Alfedena - visit to the Apennine Wolf wildlife area; 8.00 pm dinner and overnight stay
Third day December 30th
08.00 am breakfast, 9.00 am departure for an excursion with snowshoes in Cicerana, where the UNESCO heritage beech woods are present. Lunch break, polenta in the refuge. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. 6.00 pm departure for a night excursion "Sulle Tracce del Lupo"; 8.00 pm dinner and overnight stay
Fourth day December 31st
08.00 am breakfast; Hours 9.00 excursion with snowshoes in one of the most characteristic areas of the Park and ideal habitat of the Apennine Wolf, traces on snow. Packed lunch and return in the afternoon. ; 20.00 New Year's Eve dinner.
Fifth day January 1st
9.00 am breakfast in the Val Fondillo - Sorgenti Basali della Tornareccia. Packed lunch and departure to the localities of origin expected in the early afternoon.
The program may be modified or due to adverse weather conditions or for 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 12.00 on 28 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

Saturday December 28

Return

Wednesday, January 1

Duration

5 days / 4 nights or 4 days / 3 nights

Dates

December 2019 December 28-29-30-31 and January 1

Difficulties

Level

Medium/Easy

First day: THE FOREST DEFENSE. Difference in height: about 150 m; Descent height difference: about 150 m. Journey time: about 3 hours; Distance: about 6 Km.
Second day VILLETTA BARREA - CAMOSCIARA - CIVITELLA ALFEDENA. Difference in height: about 400 m; Descent difference about 400 m. Journey time: about 5 hours; Distance: about 11 km
Third day EXCURSION WITH SNOWSHOES. Difference in height: about 200 m; Downhill drop about 200 m. Journey time: about 4 hours; Distance: about 8 km EVEN EXCURSION "ON THE TRACES OF THE WOLF". Difference in height: about 50 m; Descent height difference: about 50 m. Journey time: about 1 hour; Distance: 2.5 Km.
Fourth day EXCURSION WITH SNOWSHOES. Difference in height: about 300 m; Descent difference about 300 m. Journey time: about 5 hours; Distance: about 10 km
Fifth day VAL FONDILLO Difference in height: about 200 m; Downhill drop about 200 m. Journey time: about 2 hours; Distance: about 6 km

Interest

5

Cost

€ 430 per person (5 days / 4 nights) - € 370 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";