Wolves and shepherds
A week of hiking to get to know the ancient bond between the pastors and the "nations" of Abruzzo to the wilds of its territory, has always been characterized by the presence of large predators: Apennine Wolf and Brown Bear.
It 'been said that an environment capable of producing a wolf is a healthy, strong, perfect, and this is the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise with his wolves, but also with his bears, chamois, deer, golden eagles and deer. Trekking tour with beautiful light backpack to the rediscovery of the ancient drove roads Typical Abruzzo cooking. The trek will visit the most beautiful mountains of the protected area but does not disdain those areas of clearing, the so-called "folds" where historically there was a meeting and also the "clash between Wolves and Shepherds". The history of the park is in fact also a story of "men and wolves" who still live together in one of the most beautiful areas of Italy. CESIDIO PANDOLFI LEADING
First day. Arrival in the afternoon in Villetta Barrea meet your guide at 18.00 hotel accommodation and presentation of stay , dinner and overnight at the hotel in Villetta Barrea ;
Second day. VILLETTA BARREA - RISERVA INTEGRALE DELLA CAMOSCIARA - CIVITELLA ALFEDENA- VILLETTA BARREA ;
Excursion to discover the Integral Reserve of Camosciara first nucleus of the Park since 1922 now the whole area of Integral Reserve , visit the waterfalls of the Nymphs and Tre Cannelle and through the reserve will arrive at the town of Civitella Alfedena and then Villetta Barrea 5/6 hours walk 400 meters of ascent and descent - overnight in Villetta Barrea ;
Third day. VILLETTA BARREA - CIVITELLA ALFEDENA - Jannanghera VALLEY - LAKE BARREA Transfer to the bus line to the village of Civitella Alfedena with a visit to the wildlife areas of the Apennine wolf and lynx , departure to the Valley Jannanghera typical habitat of deer and back down through the valley of the same name you get to Barrea characteristic medieval village of them along Lake Barrea you get to Villetta Barrea ; 5 hours of walking uphill climb 200 meters difference in altitude 200 meters downhill overnight at the hotel in Opi ;
Fourth day. OPI - Fondillo Valley - Mt AMARO
Hiking in the Val Fondillo certainly the richest valley of waters around the park after visiting the characteristics of the sources Basal Tornareccia incammineremo us to reach the summit of M Amaro (1862 m . ) Where and rewarded by the spectacular view of the massive Camosciara and by ' sighting of the Abruzzo chamois in its typical habitat of life ; 5/6 hours walk uphill climb 710 vertical drop of 710 meters downhill - overnight in Opi ;
Fifth day. OPI - VALLE FREDDA - Macchiarvana - PESCASSEROLI
Starting from Opi and going up the beautiful valley you reach the plateau of the Cold Macchiarvana you continue the tour with a visit to the karst Sinkholes in the area, a visit to the farm of Renato , hotel accommodation in Pescasseroli ;
Sixth day. PESCASSEROLI - ECORIFUGIO della Cicerana.
400 m uphill and 200 m downhill, 4 hours
Bear Watching the sunset with the possibility of Marsican brown bear sighting. Overnight in mountain hut
Seventh day. ECORIFUGIO della Cicerana - PESCASSEROLI
300 m uphill and 700 m downhill 5/6 hours
Eighth day . Breakfast , departure.
The program is subject to changes at the specific request of the participants or adverse weather conditions.
BOOKING AT COMPAGNIA DEI CAMMINI
Family-run small hotels in the park (in double, triple or quadruple) + 1 night in a mountain hut
Hiking boots, wind jacket (possibly gore-tex), backpack, rain jacket or poncho, water bottle, hat, hat for the sun, sunglasses, sun protection cream, long pants and "stacks" , camera, binoculars,. The hut is equipped with sleeping bags, then you may want to obtain the sheet sleeping bags, which alternatively can be purchased at the hut at a cost of € 10 each. For the night at the refuge it is also recommended a personal towels and a pillowcase. We recommend a layered clothing.
Appointment in Villetta Barrea, c / o the hotel. Free arrival from 18.00 onwards.
How the reach us
Rome Highway A 24, branch to Pescara, exit Pescina, continue to Pescasseroli.
Program of the trekking
Saturday, July 28
Saturday, August 4
8 days / 7 nights
July 2018 from Saturday July 28 to Saturday August 4
Second day . Villetta Barrea - Reserve integral Camosciara - Civitella Alfedena - Villetta Barrea . Uphill: 400 m; Downhill : about 400 m. Journey time: about 5 hours. Distance: about 11 km
The third day. HOUSE BARREA - CIVITELLA ALFEDENA - Jannanghera VALLEY - LAKE BARREA . Uphill: 200 m; Downhill : about 200 m. Journey time: about 5 hours. Distance: 9 Km
Fourth day. OPI - Fondillo Valley - Mt AMARO . Uphill: about 710 m; Downhill : about 710 m . Journey time: about 6 hours. Distance: about 11 km
Fifth day. OPI -VALLE FREDDA - Macchiarvana - PESCASSEROLI . Uphill: 300 m; Downhill : about 250 m . Journey time: about 6 hours. Distance: about 10 km
Sixth day. PESCASSEROLI-ECORIFUGIO DELLA CICERANA. Uphill: 400 m; Downhill : about 200 m. Journey time: about 5 hours.
Seventh day . ECORIFUGIO DELLA CICERANA - PESCASSEROLI ; Uphill: 300 m ; Downhill : about 700 m. Journey time: about 5 hours. Distance: about 13 km
€ 220 per person (guide+organization). Other costs € 310 almost ( eating, accomodations)