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Start in Calascio.
Start Calascio. This picturesque mediaeval village is home to the impressive Rocca Calascio, the highest fortress in the Appennines, sitting high at 1460m.
Cross forests and walk along deep canyons to reach the Voltigno High Plateau.
Today we cross dense beech forests and walk along canyons to reach the vast Voltigno High Plateau, offering sweeping views of the lower valleys and of the whole province of Pescara.
From Santo Stefano di Sessanio to Campo Imperatore through mediaeval villages.
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 snow-covered pastures to Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo's vastest high plateau, surrounded by the highest peaks of the Appenines.
From Castel del Monte walk up the ridge of Mt Bolza.
A short transfer takes us to Castel del Monte (1350m) and from here we climb up to the ridge of Mt Bolza (1900m) for breathtaking views over Campo Imperatore and on the Gran Sasso massif. This afternoon we will visit the stunning tower of Rocca Calascio.
Follow Mt Sirente's ridge and enjoy breathtaking views.
Today we are transferred by private minibus to the Sirente-Velino Regional Park. We follow Mt Sirente's ridge (2348m) and enjoy spectacular views over the historic town of L'Aquila and of all Abruzzo's National Parks before heading to the small town of Caramanico Terme, our base for the remainder of the trip.
Walk along the Orfento Valley in the heart of the Majella N.P.
The beautiful mountain-top village Caramanico Terme offers magnificient views over the Majella National Park and boasts a walled mediaeval centre, thermal baths and the rock-hewn hermitage of San Bartolomeo. According to the snow conditions, we will either walk along the deep and lush gorge of the Orfento Valley, or snowshoeing around Mt Rapina, offering great views over the snow-capped peaks of the Majella N.P. and all Abruzzo.
From Passo San Leonardo traverse Mt Majella into the Lama Bianca forest.
Today we start in Passo San Leonardo and walk along the western slope of Mt Majella, considered a sacred mountain by the locals, up to the gulley of Monte Amaro continuing into the forest of Lama Bianca.
End in Caramanico Terme.
End Caramanico Terme.