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Val di Rose, where chamois fly

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7 h
Availability : from April to October
Min Age : 14+
Max People : 15

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 many stories and wonders in a sequence of moving sceneries. We are talking about Val di Rose, which takes its name from the wonderful flowerings of the rosehips, giving colour to the low altitude clearings in spring.


The Apennine Chamois, together with the Marsican brown bear and the Wolf, is the most precious fauna of the Park and all of the Apennines. The population present in the area of Val di Rose-Valle Jannanghera has been the object of particular protection by the Park Authority in order to safeguard it. Access to the area of Val di Rose and Valle Jannanghera will be allowed exclusively through the trails I1 e K6. Access to these itineraries will be allowed exclusively in groups with a guide during the summer season.


Moderate The excursion is not particularly difficult on a technical level. It takes place entirely on mountain trails with ascents and descents on medium steep slopes.

Elevation gain

850 m up and down


13 km roundtrip


What is included

  • Guide and organization

What is escluded

  • Any transports
  • Snack and personal expenses

Day 1Val di Rose, where chamois fly

Meeting with the guide at 7.30 in Civitella Alfedena, near the Wolf Visitor Center. The path move from the village and get the high pass and Forca Resuni, historical refuge used by rangers of the Park. Walking trough an astonishing wood we will reach a high viewpoint on the village of Barrea and Monte Petroso with the possibility to watch also on the Canneto valley, in the Lazio region. Lush meadows and glacial circuses characterize the Risione valley. All this mekes one of the best itinerary and triggers unforgettable emotions.

  • Breathtaking landscapes and lush high pastures
  • Striking colours and views at the edge of the forest
  • Rare wild flowers & orchids of Central Apennines
  • The real opportunity to meet one of the symbolic species of the Park
What to bring

We reccomend you to dress in layers. Hiking boots, jacket with waterproof and windproof cap, backpack, water bottle, leggings, sunglasses, long pants and sun protection cream.

How to reach us

Civitella Alfedena is one of the 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 and Civitella Alfedena. FROM PESCARA (Highway A25 Roma – Pescara): from Pescara highway A25 until Pratola Peligna exit, go on towards SS17 until Alfedena and SS83 until Civitella Alfedena. FROM NAPLES (Highway A1 Naples – Rome): from Naples highway A1 until Caianello exit, enter SS85 towards Venafro and then proceed on SR83 until Civitella Alfedena.

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