Snowshoeing in the moonlight

Charm and fascination on full moon weekends

PERIOD
December-April

DURATION
4 hours

LOCATION
Pescasseroli, Abruzzo

GROUP SIZE
15 people

LENGTH
6-8 km

ELEVATION GAIN
300 m

DIFFICULT
Moderate

The hike has no technical difficulties, it takes place on mountain trails in wooded areas and meadows with easy climbs and descents.

 

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 are reflected on the bright snow.

Itinerary

Appointment in Pescasseroli (L’Aquila) at 4 p.m.; introduction of the guide in our offices at Largo Molinari. We will give you the equipment (snowshoes, ski poles and torches). There will be a short moving until the begin of the path; the starry sky will keep us company during this silent walk, often giving us falling stars. A hot infusion and homemade biscuits will make pleasant the breaks to take landscape photographs.

It is white. Like a pem of great purity. It freezes nature and covers it. Making every landscape a painting. It is always changing. Like a piece of calligraphy. For there are ten thousand ways to shape the word snow.

Maxence Fermine

Costs

Prices
€ 30 / per person

What’s included
Guide and organization
Snowshoes and pole rental
Headlamp

What is not included
Any transports
Extra and personal expenses
Travel insurance

Kit list

Temperatures depend on season and time, warm clothes and dress up in layers is recommended: after sunset, in summertime too, it could be very cold.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Soft duffel bag or rucksack
Daypack (25+ litres)
Raincover
Waterproof jacket with hood
Fleece jacket or similar
Warm jacket
Hiking trousers
Technical t-shirts
Hiking boots
Warm hat
Thin gloves
Waterproof overtrousers
Water bottles or water bladder

WHAT’S INCLUDED
Snowshoes and trekking poles
Headlamp

Covid Refund Guarantee

If your trip is cancelled due to Covid choose from free date changes, or a full refund.

Expert Local Guides

Our local guides know the mountain perfectly, what to do and how to be safe.

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Frequently asked question

Can i book on my own?

Sure can! Over 30% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Snowshoes with kids

This hiking is designed for adults and young 10+, with a good level of fitness and some previous experience in hiking in mountains.

Private tour

Ask for a private tour if you need an exclusive experience. Send us an e mail and we’ll answer you back with the quotation.

Bad weather condition

Obviously some day could be cold or rainy: our guides will study alternative propose to offer you the best experience. Be sure to be well equipped for each weather condition.

Need to add a travel insurance

Our guides are registered at the list of Collegio Guide Alpine Abruzzo and subscribed a professional insurance.

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How to get there

Pescasseroli is the most important village of Abruzzo National Park, the oldest Italian protected area. It has guaranteed a life in harmony with nature for almost a century. You can easily reach it by car through three access points. FROM ROME (Highway A24 Rome – L’Aquila): from Rome highway A24 until Pescina exit, proceed on SR83 or on SP17 until Pescasseroli. FROM PESCARA (Highway A25 Roma – Pescara): from Pescara highway A25 until Pescina exit, go on towards SR83 or towards SP17 until Pescasseroli. FROM NAPLES (Highway A1 Naples – Rome): from Naples highway A1 until Caianello exit, enter SS85 towards Venafro and then proceed on SR83 until Pescasseroli.

You can arrive by bus thanks to daily connections from Castel di Sangro and Avezzano. Check the timetable on Tuabruzzo. Connections by train are only until Avezzano station. For those who come from Rome it is possible to check the timetable of Flixbus or Prontobus company that connects Roma and Ciampino airports to Abruzzo.

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