Our routes of three days (two nights) allow trekkers to discover Abruzzo- its mountains, its fauna and flora, its geology, its history, its villages, and its castles. These itineraries include some beautiful sites within the territory of the Sirente Velino Regional Natural Park and the National Park of Gran Sasso- Monti della Laga, both monuments to European biodiversity.
We are offering some great hikes available within walking distance of the Sirente Velino Regional Park and the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park.
Immersed in nature, you will get to know the medieval villages, the old farming villages of the mountains, the ancient hermitages of the saints, the natural caves and the many traditions that remain alive within the area. You will also have the opportunity to taste the local produce and- if you would like- participate in a short cooking class taught by the locals! Every night you will be stay in a bed and breakfast or in a home located in the medieval villages within the area and eat the typical foods and dishes typical of Abruzzo cuisine.
Our itineraries include the involvement of a qualified instructor who will be responsible for taking care of all the practical and organizational aspects of the trek in order to reduce stress and leave you to enjoy the trip.
OUR ROUTES OF THREE DAYS (TWO NIGHTS) BASED ON YOUR INTERESTS
TREK 1 – Wildlife Trek
Two excursions to view and listen to the wildlife of the Sirente Velino Natural Park: the chamois, eagles, griffins, wolves and deer. Throughout the course of the walk there are planned photographic activities and visits to the wildlife areas of the park.
TREK 2 – Park in bloom
Two excursions to observe the flowers, natural botanical gardens and the Sirente Velino Natural Park or the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga Natural Park. Throughout the trip there will be the possibility to participate in photographic activities, and workshops about dyeing and botanical use in the kitchen, as well as participation in community events.
TREK 3 – Geotrek
Two excursions to places of geological significance in the Sirente Velino Natural Regional Park. During the days there will be tours to local caves and workshops about fossils, minerals and rocks.
TREK 4 – The peaks of the Gran Sasso
A trekking trip for fans of high altitudes. The group will reach the main peaks of the Gran Sasso mountains by foot, which are the highest of the Italian Apennines (from 2500 m in height up to 3000 m). Lunches are provided in the high altitude shelters. Following the hike, for those who are interested, there are canyoning activities, a short climbing excursion, a visit to medieval villages, or films about the mountains.
TREK 5 – The Sirente Velino Regional Natural Park at 2000 meters
Trekking trips for those who are fans of high altitudes. The trip will include within its scope the main peaks of the Sirente mountains (all more than 2000 meters above sea level). Lunches will be provided in high altitude shelters. Following the hike, for those who are interested, there will be paragliding activities, a short climbing excursion, visits to medieval villages, and films about the mountain.
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By car from Roma/Teramo: exit L’Aquila east from A24, drive in the direction of Pescara, follow SS17 towards Pescara until you reach the SS261 junction, keep to the right in the direction of San Demetrio – Molina Aterno, after 15 Km you will arrive in Fontecchio.
By bus either from L’Aquila and from Sulmona with Arpa bus lines.
By train, railway line Terni-L’Aquila-Sulmona until you reach the Fontecchio train station (2 km from the village center).
- Accommodations in cottages or inns in a double room with a private bathroom;
- All indicated lunchs, dinners and tastings;
- The transport of luggage between hotels;
- The assistance of a professional guide;
- Entrance fees for all visits indicated;
- Wolfy Card.
- Anything that is not mentioned in the “price includes”;
- Optional admittance to the Natural Stiffe Caves;
- Any extra activities carried out upon request;
- The journey to and from the place of origin or the airport.
Min. 6 people (advised to meet the minimum person count or else negotiate a custom quote).