Italy • Abruzzo • CIVITELLA ALFEDENA Walking Holiday
Dancing with wolves
A typical itinerary on this walking holiday in Abruzzo
Leaving Rome, we arrive in Civitella Alfedena in time for dinner.
We take a short trip to Pescasseroli before our ascent to the mountain. It is known as “Tre Confini”, three borders, because it provides the natural border between three valleys. From the top you can see the entire north side of the park. Monte Tranquillo is one of the best places to observe wildlife.
Lago Vivo –the Living Lake
A walking journey to the Living Lake, so called because it appears and vanishes with the seasons. Wonderful views, high peaks and home to populations of lynx, bear and wolf.
Monte San Nicola, Valle Fondillo
Starting at the pass of Forca d'Acero, we begin what is some of the best walking in the park –deep valleys, rocky peaks and alpine flowers all the way up to Monte San Nicola.
A chance to take a break from walking and visit Sulmona and the lakeside village of Scanno with its intricate network of streets, mansions and unexpected small piazzas. Alternatively, you might fancy hiring a bike, or a canoe to explore the lake.
Walnuts and mountain springs
A wonderfully varied walk that leads us, via freshwater springs and mountain rivers, to flower meadows and the opportunity to spot some of the larger fauna for which the area is famous. Later, we descend towards Barrea along an ancient road once used by shepherds
Villetta Barrea and beyond
We explore one of the most beautiful forests of the park. Spectacular views of the high peaks of the Camosciara massif and, with luck, we’ll follow tracks and signs of the presence of brown bear and wolf.
We depart for Rome airport after an early breakfast.
Note: This is a selection of the many options available on this walking holiday in Abruzzo, Italy. Weather conditions, group interests and the tutor will influence the final itinerary.
Where we stay on this walking holiday in Abruzzo, Italy
Hotel Albergo La Torre
Our hotel is located in the historical centre of Civitella Alfedena. Converted from an 18th century noble palace, the hotel derives its name from the 15th century ancient tower in front of the hotel building. There is a small attractive garden and all the rooms have great mountain views, en-suite bathrooms, phones, televisions and hairdryers. The hotel restaurant is known for its local mountain cooking, in particular genuine homemade pasta, as well as the extraordinary high quality of meat daily provided by the caring local farmers together with a wide choice of cheeses, in particular the famous pecorino, sheep milk cheese. A perfect location for these walking holidays in Abruzzo.
Dates and prices
5 full days of walking with professional local guide
7 nights in en suite accommodation
7 breakfasts and 5 lunches
6 dinners with wine
Personal welcome at Rome airport
All air-conditioned transport
Visit Sulmona, home of confetti, and traditional village of Scanno
Chance of spotting brown bears, wolves, lynx and chamois
Where we stay
Grassy meadows and stony footpaths that may be steep at times.