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Italy's Upland Wilderness

Mountains and bears and wolves! Oh my!

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  • Half Board

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Holiday Highlights

  • A wonderful chance over two weeks to try and spot wolves, bears, Golden Eagles, chamois and so much more...
  • Get away from the crowds to one of the more remote areas in Western Europe.
  • Enjoy uninterrupted vistas from open mountain ridges.
  • Keep an eye out for all manner of fauna.
  • Enjoy stunning displays of wild flowers during spring and early summer.
  • Look out for signs of ancient civilisations.

This holiday is a combination of our one week holiday in Hike Gran Sasso and our one week holiday in Explore Abruzzo.

Gran Sasso ‘Large Rock’ in Italian accurate describes this region. The Gran Sasso National Park is home to the second largest mountain range in Italy, beaten only by the Alps.

Our two centre holiday starts in the typically rural Italian Caramanico Terme where many of our walks focus around the Majella and Gran Sasso National Parks and its high-altitude peaks of Monte Morrone and the impressive Voltigo Valley.

Rocca Calascio, our second centre offers rustic charm under the watchful and oddly securing gaze of the town’s mountain fortress perched high above. Along our walks the region offers possibilities to spot chamois, fox, golden eagles and we are lucky the possibility of the Apennine wolf and bear.

At the Refugio Della Rocca we now have the opportunity for you to share a Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Facilities should you wish.

Our third centre moves onto our Explore Abruzzo holiday where we’ll spend our time walking through remote valleys, always accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide. On one day we will concentrate on the spectacular geology, on another look out for deer and chamois. From our remote walks we have the best chance of seeing signs of the wolves and bear that live in this remote valley.

From Pescasseroli we do not have to walk far to get back to nature and on one evening we will head out with our local guide to follow the Wolves howl. Basically, this tour has great walking, wildlife opportunities and can be combined with Hike Gran Sasso to make two great weeks in Italy's Upland Wilderness.

  • Return flights from London to Rome Fumicino
  • Airport and centre transfers
  • Half board en suite accommodation
  • English speaking local walking guide
  • All local transport costs.
  • Packed Lunches
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.


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