• Le acque limpide che caratterizzano la Val Fondillo

Val Fondillo, tales of a special valley

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4 h
Availability : all year round
Min Age : 6+
Max People : 15

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.


One of the most beautiful valley characterized by springs with clear and fresh water and where it’s possible walking in every season. During the excursion we will purpose different educational activities to inspire kids with nature.


Easy The hike has no technical difficulties, it takes place on mountain trails in wooded areas and meadows with climbs and descents of slight slope. The excursion also suitable for people who are not accustomed to go into the mountain.

Elevation gain

150 m up and down


5 km roundtrip

The best friend of earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth.

Frank Lloyd Wright

What is included

  • Guide and organization

What is escluded

  • Any transports
  • Snack and personal expenses

Day 1Val Fondillo, tales of a special valley

Meeting with our guide in our offices at Largo Molinari. Short transfer by car to the starting point. A easy walk led us along the Fondillo river, where it’s possible to see different bloom. Our proposal is tailored-made for families and kids. With different sensory activities we will discover the secrets of nature (color, scent and flavors and tracks of wildlife). We will come back for the lunch.

  • Discovering the secrets of forest with a nature guide
  • The sign of presence of the marsican brown bear
  • Possibility to take and dring source water
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

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 the the website www.tuabruzzo.it. 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.