13 km roundtrip
The hike has no technical difficulties, it takes place on mountain trails in wooded areas and meadows with easy climbs and descents.
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 lunch, immersed in the big meadows which are used by deer, foxes and wolves.
In the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park scientists have found the oldest beech forests of Europe. It is a complex and very rich ecosystem, whose functioning we just start to understand. Now we want to tell you its story.
Tales of shepherds from Abruzzo region who lived in this mountains for several centuries
And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul
Appointment in Pescasseroli at 9 am. Meeting with the guide at our office in Largo Molinari and trip by car to the town of Bisegna. In the centre’s typical little streets we can “read” the history and the traditions of the past. Crossing the Gole d’Appia, we will reach a beautiful valley characterised by ancient forests and dominated by the ridge of the Montagna Grande. When we arrive at the Rifugio di Terraegna we can taste local products and the typical traditional Abruzzo pastries.
€ 20 / per adult
€ 10 / per young (10-14 year-old)
Guide and organization
What is not included
Extra and personal expenses
Temperatures depend on season and time, warm clothes and dress up in layers is recommended.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Rucksack (25-35 litre)
Waterproof jacket with hood
Technical walking trousers
Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
Water bottles or water bladder (at least 1.5 l)
If your trip is cancelled due to Covid choose from free date changes, or a full refund.
Sure can! Over 30% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.
This hiking is designed for adults and young 10+, with a good level of fitness and some previous experience in hiking in mountains.
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.
Refreshment point and toilet services are available during this hike, you can also eat at a mountain refuge. Remember to book your place.
Outdoor activities are weather dependent. If we are forced to cancel an activity due to extreme weather conditions, an alternative date, activity or full refund will be provided. Please note that changes may occur at a short notice, even on the same day.
Our guides are registered at the list of Collegio Guide Alpine Abruzzo and subscribed a professional insurance.
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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.