Visiting ancient forest

a trekking to admire ancient forest

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For this week we propose a new and evocative trekking of rediscovery of the encounter with nature, oneself and others, walking among the oldest forests in Europe and reading, for those who want, songs, stories and poems ...
Two days that will allow us to cross the ancient beech woods of Selva Moricento and the Schiappito declared World Heritage Site in 2017 and the mountain ridges of the Park, natural watershed between Marsica and the other Sangro, last shelter of the Marsican brown bear.
We will spend the night at the EcoRifugio of the Cicerana where we will have the opportunity to contemplate the peace of an uncontaminated place in the heart of the Park and a step away from the starry sky; welcomed by the suggestive and warm atmosphere of the shelter around the fire of the stove who will want to share their own readings brought from home.
"... like walking among the columns of a temple. The sky is just a thin strip of light as you cross the forest ... ";

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Departure from Pescasseroli - AQ - meeting at 10.00 am at the headquarters of Ecotur - Via Piave, 9 (in front of the town hall); from the town center of the village you go through the nature trail of Castel Mancino until you reach the base of CapoVallebona path B 1 then continue towards the pass of Lampazzo; finally we will immerse ourselves in the Forest of Selva Moricento to admire the magnificent specimens of the oldest beech trees in Europe; then arrive at the EcoRifugio del Cicerana. Dinner and overnight at the refuge.

Breakfast in the refuge. Departure for the Valley of the Atessa (Z 1), Terraegna (A1), Colli Alti Pescasseroli; we will walk among grasslands and karst plateaus and beech forests, with the possibility of sighting wildlife including the golden eagle, the Apennine wolf, the Marsican brown bear, the wild boar, and the red deer; packed lunch provided by the organization; in the afternoon arrival at the center of Pescasseroli, where we could taste sweets and typical products of Abruzzo at the Bottega Di Gaia.


At "Ecorifugio della Cicerana". Essso has 10 beds in a single room with shared bathroom. It is also equipped with water, electricity and heating (gas + wood).


Backpack, mountain boots, clothing for low temperatures (windbreaker etc.), torch. we recommend: camera, trekking poles, hat and gloves. the binoculars? if you do not have it, we'll give it to you !!!!


Appointment at the Ecotur headquarters, Via Piave 9 Pescasseroli, at 10.00 a.m.

How the reach us

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

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Saturday June 23


Sunday June 24


2 days/ 1 night


June 2018 from Saturday 23 to Sunday 24




First day: Travel time: 6/7 h. - height difference in ascent: 850m - down 400mt. - difficulty: E; distance 18 km;
Second day: Travel time: 6/7 h. - uphill gradient: 680m - down 1050mt. - difficulty: E; distance 19 km;




€ 100 per person

The cost includes

the assistance of a Nature guide for the entire duration of the program, dinner, overnight stay and breakfast in a shelter, a packed lunch (a sandwich and a fruit), use of the sleeping bag or blankets (the use of the sleeping bag is compulsory - can be purchased at the Eco Rifugio at a cost of € 10);

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