Abruzzo Winter Walking

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Run by: Ramblers Walking Holidays

Reference number: 30050

From: £1195.00

Guided Walking Holidays - Abruzzo Winter Walking Walking with wolves, bears and deer in an unspoilt National Park, always with the expert guidance and briefing by a local guide... Two hours drive from Rome in the remote valleys of the Apennine Mountains of the Abruzzo National Park, wolves and bear still roam the hills. The bears hibernate over winter but on still nights the wolves can be heard howling and our experienced local guide can find animal tracks in the snow, and detect the sounds of a large variety of birds. The excitement of seeing animal tracks, knowing that they used that path, is enhanced as the guide explains all about their lives and habits. Wild deer are frequently seen. On this holiday we spend our time snowshoeing through remote valleys, always€companied by a knowledgeable local guide. On one day we will concentrate on the spectacular geology, on another look out for deer and chamois. We will walk to Rifugio Terraegna. It is from here that we have the best chance of coming€ross signs of the wolves that live in this remote valley. We can also have a warming lunch in the refuge. We visit Val Fondillo where we might see the characteristic signs of bear, particularly trees with bark removed where the bears scratch themselves. There is no mistaking the marks when you see them. Depending on snow cover we may walk rather than snowshoe on occasion. Whatever the snow conditions be prepared for wintry landscapes and spectacular scenery. The Abruzzo mountains are as wild and remote as any area in Europe. Pescasseroli is a town with excellent facilities yet we do not have to walk far to get back to nature. As with all winter€tivities snow cannot be guaranteed. However, the walks are equally impressive on snow shoes or walking boots. Fitness should not be an issue for those who take regular exercise and follow our advice on pre-holiday preparation.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
03/02/2019 10/02/2019 See our website ££1195.00
10/02/2019 17/02/2019 See our website ££1195.00
17/02/2019 24/02/2019 See our website ££1275.00

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