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Hikes and trekking in Abruzzo

Abruzzo, an ideal scenario for every passion. Discover with us the wild heart of Italy!

In Abruzzo a third of the territory is set aside in protected areas. Three national parks, a regional park and more than 30 nature reserves. A visionary and tough decision by those who have made the environment their resource and will project Abruzzo into a major and leading role in green tourism

Within its borders, Abruzzo keeps a variety of natural environments which you can’t find anywhere else in Europe, in equally man-made territories. Surprising and fascinating environments, able to feed our spirit of adventure. Our programmes have something for any kind of interest, and let you experience the closest contact with nature.

Lo splendido torrente Fondillo

Val Fondillo, tales of a special valley

From€10
4 h
Availability : May / September
A long forest-covered valley, crossed by streams of crystal clear water and surrounded by mountains with a severe profile: the Val Fondillo is one of the symbolic sites of the Park and definitely one of the most valued destinations in the whole Apennine range.
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L'affascinante Lago Vivo a inizio Primavera

Lago Vivo, in the heart of the Park

From€20
7 h
Availability : April / May
The valley of Lake Vivo, framed by the magnificent rocky amphitheaters of Mount Petroso and Mount Altare, adds some geological elements to the typically naturalistic features.
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Snowshoeing in the moonlight

From€25
4 h
Availability : December / March
Describing the charm of this experience is not easy. We will climb with snowshoes the woods of the forest to reach overlooks and enchanting panoramic viewpoints. The brightness of the moon and snow will allow us to walk for a long without using torches. The shadows of beech trees will keep us company, while they […]
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I monti della Camosciara al tramonto

Camosciara Integral Reserve, in the heart of the Park

From€10
4 h
Availability : May / September
A soft awakening will allow us to observe the “La Camosciara” Integral Reserve. This area of Abruzzo National Park is characterized by its apperance and its dolomitic structure; then, in a few hectares it has the main elements of this protected area. This is a real symbolic place and it’s fascinating in every season of […]
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Il rientro a valle con la luce della luna piena

Through the eyes of the wolf

From€20
4 h
Availability : July/ April
Evening excursion to the most remote and wild places of the Abruzzo National Park. The wolf senses human presence from far away, it moves mostly at night and travels a lot, up to dozens of kilometres within hours. Therefore, it’s not so simple for a hiker to see a wolf, but it is easy to […]
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Il secolari boschi della Difesa di Pescasseroli al mattino

The ancient forest of Pescasseroli

From€10
4 h
Availability : May / September
The path led us in a ancient beech wood where the trees are keepers of tradition, history and biodiversity. Here we can found the presence of the rare white-backed Woodpecker or the the more mysterious and rare Rosalia longicorn beetle. All this makes the ancient forest of Pescasseroli a very special place.
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Uno splendido esemplare di Camoscio appenninico è avvolto dalla nebbia

Monte Amaro, movements at high altitude

From€20
7 h
Availability : April / November
Bears and wolves are not the only wonders characterising the fauna of the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park. There is another wonderful creature, which is considered one of the rarest animal species in Italy. We are talking about the Apennine chamois, “glacial relic” which almost miraculously survived its extinction. Nowadays, the ridges of Opi’s […]
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Il tramonto sui crinali del Marsicano dal Rifugio di Terraegna

Terraegna valley and the old growth forest of the Park

From€35
7 h
Availability : April / October
A nice hike will bring us to an observation point, from where you can see the main peaks of the Central Apennines and admire the patches of old-growth forest of the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park. Then downhill to the Terraegna cabin, where we will take a relaxing break and where we can eat […]
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Bear watching in the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park

From€35
6 h
Availability : May / September
Evening hike dedicated to the marsican brown bear, the symbol species of Abruzzo National Park. We will take advantage of twilight and digiscoping techniques to optimize the chance to see bears. Packed dinner and return to the valley with the aid of torches and moon.
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Lo splendido massiccio del Monte Meta

Monte Meta, a terrace over three region

From€20
7 h
Availability : April / June
When you get closer to Monte Meta, you will be enchanted and fascinated by the beauty of the landscape. The woody slopes give way to green Karst fields and steep rocky hills. A rugged and wild environment, even more special because of the rock partridge’s song and the silent flight of the Golden eagle. On […]
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Il Lago Pantaniello alimentato dallo scioglimento delle nevi primaverili

The Pantaniello Lake, return to the ice age

From€30
7 h
Availability : May / October
This itinerary is carried out entirely in the buffer zone of the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park, to the north-west of the Valle del Sangro. Because of its peripheral position compared to the more well-known and central mountains, the impressive massif of the Monte Greco only gets visitors occasionally.The suggested route is long, but […]
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Il sentiero della Val di Rose ormai giunti al Passo Cavuto

Val di Rose, where chamois fly

From€20
7 h
Availability : April / June
A buzzard flies over a long valley in slow concentric circles. A valley with its forest, its meadows and its steep mountains. A gorgeous itinerary, among the Park’s most famous ones, crosses it: 800 metres of difference in level, from Civitella Alfedena up to the 1952m a.s.l. of the pass of Forca Resuni, which holds […]
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Let yourself be enchanted by the wonders of our land

Backpacking trips

Once the snow has melted and the dazzling greens return to the beech forests and the vast pastures, the Abruzzo mountains become irrestistible. But it’s during the rest of the year that Abruzzo shows itself from its best side. As the seasons change, lights, colours and scents offer new scenarios. A big number of animal and plant species, which were once present in the whole Apennine range, nowadays find their last shelter in Abruzzo. The miraculous conservation of natural environments makes the Abruzzo mountains a truly special place, a kind of big and gorgeous permanent open-air museum, dedicated to the history of the environment and of the landscape, there for us to discover it.

Gli amori e i combattimenti dei cervi

The mating season of deers

From€120
2 days / 1 night
Availability : September
A weekend among the immense forests of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park and a two day trekking with overnight stay in refuge. Between the months of September and October, when the mating season of deers starts, this territory give you the chance to live a very interesting experience. The bell of male deers echoes […]
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Il pastore abruzzese con il vreccale

Tales of wolves and sheperds

From€105
2 giorni / 1 notte
Availability : June / September
Milky way shines above us, fireflies dance in the wood, wolves howl near us. Walking in an enchanting wood, we will observe the plateaus in which wolves live until the sunset. Then, several tales will keep us company during the dinner, in the shelter, near the fireplace.
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Castel San Vincenzo e le Mainarde

Easter with wolves, on the Mainarde mountain chain

From€190
3 days / 2 nights
Availability : April
The full moon will lead us to some enchanting places in the least known area of Abruzzo National Park. The view of the Mainarde mountains is unique for its natural features, for the sight of bright peaks and for the uncomparable silence and solitude of the valley. These places are home to a lot of […]
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Le magnifiche cascate del fiume Melfa, nella Val Canneto

Val Fondillo and Val Canneto, valleys shaped by water

From€120
2 days / 1 night
Availability : May / October
A beautiful itinerary on the crests, taking us to the border between Abruzzo and Lazio, to the land of shepherds, bandits and pilgrims. From the high Val Fondillo we will touch Valle Tre Confini where the water flow has carved the rocks, leaving spectacular shapes and colours. An overnight stay in a mountain hut will […]
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Un giovane orso marsicano al margine della foresta

Springtime with the bears in the Abruzzo National Park

From€220
3 giorni / 2 notti
Availability : April / June
Spring is the best season for traveling to Abruzzo and for observing the Marsican brown bear. Roe deer, woodpeckers and owls peek out from the margins of the beech forest. The most colourful and rare orchids are at their best. Also in the villages you can breathe this feeling of reawakening after a long and […]
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Wildlife watching in Abruzzo

Walking among bears in the Abruzzo National Park

From€230
7 days / 7 nights
Availability : June / July
An opportunity for awareness and a moment of reflection, a journey to rediscover the rhythms of nature, the measure of time, the silence. To look at life from a different perspective, just like when you look at the landscape from a mountain top… It is a philosophy of travelling different from the one of an […]
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La catena delle Mainarde dal Pianoro Le Forme

Hike on the Mainarde mountain chain

From€95
2 days / 1 night
Availability : June / October
A long and exciting hike on the ridge of one of the least frequented and wildest areas of the Park. A path that will take us back in time near the cave of the bloodthirsty bandit Domenico Fuoco. He died near the Mount Meta in the night between 17th and 18th of August 1870, in […]
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Il centro abitato di Barrea, nel cuore del Parco

New year in the wildest area of Abruzzo

From€420
5 days / 4 nights
Availability : December
Unusual, different and with snowshoes. In addition to the charm of New Year’s Eve there is the enchantment of snowy mountains, hikes in nature, an intimate and almost exclusive atmosphere. Five days in the heart of the most ancient and renowned protected area of Italy, with the opportunity to see deers, wolves and chamoises and […]
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