Terraegna valley and the old growth forest of the Park

A wonderful hike to discover the old growth forest of the Abruzzo National Park. Lunch in a refuge with local products

PERIOD
April-November

DURATION
7h

LOCATION
Pescasseroli, Abruzzo

GROUP SIZE
15 people

LENGTH
13 km roundtrip

ELEVATION GAIN
450 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.

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

John Muir

Itinerary

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.

Costs

Prices
€ 20 / per adult
€ 10 / per young (10-14 year-old)

What’s included
Guide and organization

What is not included
Lunch
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.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Rucksack (25-35 litre)
Waterproof jacket with hood
Warm jacket
Technical walking trousers
Technical t-shirts
Hiking boots
Warm hat
Thin gloves
Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
Water bottles or water bladder (at least 1.5 l)

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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.

Can children participate?

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

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Refreshment point and toilet services

Refreshment point and toilet services are available during this hike, you can also eat at a mountain refuge. Remember to book your place.

Bad weather condition

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.

Need to add 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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