Wildlife watching in Abruzzo

Travel in small groups with local guides for a more genuine experience
Experience wild animals like chamois, wolves, marsican brown bears in pure nature

Large beech forests, many of which are centuries-old and probably among the oldest in Europe, cover the mountain slopes in many areas. Among the huge trees and their mossy stems live large populations of wild herbivores like red deer, roe deer and wild boar. These species in many places share their habitats with large herds of semi-wild horses and cattle and together represent the main prey for the wolves, whose density in some Apennine areas is possibly the highest in Europe. Abruzzi is one of the best spots in the Old World to watch this beautiful and elusive carnivore. Nevertheless, the most charismatic and famous inhabitant of the mountain forests here is the Marsican brown bear, an endemic subspecies to this region, whose core range lies mostly within the narrow boundaries of the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park and its surroundings.

Vast high altitude prairies lie above the timberline and host many other unique wildlife and plant species. These open grasslands are the prime habitat for the the endemic Apennine chamois which is present with several hundred individuals in the wildest and most rugged areas of the area. Chamois share their range with impressive birds like the golden eagle and the griffon vulture.

For wildlife lovers and adventurous souls the mountain of Central Apennines and the area of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park represent the wild heart of Italy. Discreet hikers can catch a glimpse of these wonderful animals but they are not easily spotted. Our speciality knowledge is to be in the right place at the right time, to see them.

 

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  • Bear watching in the Abruzzo National Park

    Evening hike dedicated to the marsican brown bear, the symbol species of Abruzzo National Park. We will take advantage of twilight and digiscoping techniques to optimize the chance to see bears. ...
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  • Tales of wolves and shepherds

    Evening hike following the tracks of the wolf. Milky way shines above us, fireflies dance in the wood, wolves howl near us. Walking in an enchanting wood, we will observe the plateaus in which wo...
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  • The mating season of deers

    A weekend among the immense forests of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park and a two day trekking with overnight stay in hotel. Between the months of September and October, when the mating se...
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  • Wolf tracking in Abruzzo

    The wolf is securely the animal that has attracted people’s imagination more than all the others since the ancient times. An extraordinary, intelligent and adattable predator, that is able ...
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I segni del passaggio dell'Orso lungo la rete sentieristica del Parco Un'intensa nevicata sorprende i cervi sulle montagne del Parco
Giovani di Camoscio appenninico nel Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo Lazio e Molise Una salamandra appenninica si muove all'interno della faggeta
Alla ricerca dell'Orso nel Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise Una volpe si muove con astuzia dopo una fresca nevicata