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    Start in Calascio.

    Start at our hotel in Calascio. This picturesque mediaeval village is home to the impressive Rocca Calascio, the highest fortress in the Appennines, sitting high at 1460m. **

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    Cross dense beech forests and walk along deep canyons to reach the Voltigno High Plateau.

    Today we cross dense beech forests and walk along deep canyons to reach the vast Voltigno High Plateau, offering sweeping views of the lower valleys and of the whole province of Pescara.  Afternoon guided visit to the ethnographic museums of Castel del Monte.

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    A short drive to Santo Stefano di Sessanio (1250m) and walk to the Campo Imperatore through medieval villages and snow-covered pastures. There will be the chance to visit Santo Stefano di Sessanio that has been declared one of the most fascinating ...

    A short drive takes us to the 16th century village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio (1250m). This delightful town, dominated by the imposing Medici Watchtower, is an architectural jewel with its archways and cobbled alleys. Our exploration continues walking through untouched mediaeval villages and snow-covered pastures to Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo's largest high plateau, surrounded by the Appenines' highest peaks.  Afternoon guided visit to the mediaeval village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio.

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     Circular walk to Monte Bolza from Castel del Monte, visit to rocca Calascio medieval tower and dinner in a local restaurant.

    From Castel del Monte climb up to the summit of Monte Bolza (1900m) for great views over the Campo Imperatore area and the Gran Sasso mountain range. In the afteroon we will head to Rocca Calascio to visit the medieval tower, one of the oldest fortresses in Italy built in the tenth century and a symbol of the Abruzzo region. In the evening we enjoy a local dinner in a traditional restaurant.

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    Campo Felice Plateau, excursion in the forest with break in a refuge.

    Today we are transferred by private minibus to the Campo Felice plateau and enjoy spectacular views across great beech forests. We stop in a secluded mountain refuge for a break. From here we can admire a 360° view of the mountains all around us.  Afternoon private transfer to Caramanico Terme, our base for the remainder of the tour.

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    Panoramic walk around Monte Rapina to Barrasso Refuge (1500m) offering Great views on the Orfento's gorge.

    This beautiful mountain-top village offers magnificent views over the Majella National Park and boasts a walled medieval centre, thermal baths and the rock-hewn hermitage of San Bartolomeo. Depending on the snow conditions, we will snowshoe around Mt Rapina, which offers great views on the deep and lush gorge of the Orfento Valley and over the snow-capped peaks of the Majella N.P. and all Abruzzo.

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    Snowshes in the beech forest of Lama Bianca along the slopes of Maiella.

    Today we have a minibus transfer to Passo San Leonardo. From here we start our walk along the western slope of Mt Majella, considered a sacred mountain by the locals, up to the gulley of Monte Amaro. En route we will pass through the forest of Lama Bianca, famous for its beech trees. They are huge and impressive as they can reach the maximum height of 30 meters in this area. 

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    End in Caramanico Terme.

    Our trip ends in Caramanico Terme.

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