Sunday 21 May 2017
The Monte Marsicano is an important mountain of the apennines of abruzzo. A time boundary between the lands peligne towards Scanno, marse towards Pescasseroli, safine to Civitella Alfedena and volsce towards latium. It is an imposing massif, whose summit, "official" has a population of 2245 meters above sea level, but actually has other peaks a little higher, totally without a name, a short distance from the official. It is accessible from several sides. From the High Valley of the Sangro to reach the top with a beautiful hike of about 1200 m of altitude difference up and down. Now, past the initial forest of oaks, opens a wide view on the valley and then, gaining altitude, it offers a glance in the round on the Abruzzo the whole: the Gran Sasso, Laga, the Majella, Morrone, Monti della Meta, Mainarde, the Greenhouse of the King. From the ridge to the summit is spectacular, the views of the corries of Valle Orsara and the Valley of the Court.
Large herds of deer inhabit the grasslands of the Marsicano and on the top of a nice nucleus of chamois are often admired from a distance. The bear, not infrequently, passes those places.
DIFFICULTY': the hiking is challenging. The hike has no technical difficulties, it takes place on mountain trails in wooded areas and meadows with climbs and descents of the average slope.
DIFFERENCE in height: 1200 mt uphill and downhill
LENGTH: 11 km
DEPARTURE: 7.00 am
RETURN: 16.00 hours approximately
LUNCH: lunches at your own expense
EQUIPMENT: hiking boots, rucksack (30 litres, enough to accommodate the equipment), t-shirt, light, spare t-shirt, fleece shirt, jacket, wind stopper, hat, gloves, cape or rain jacket, comfortable pants (no jeans), water bottle with water (1 lt), flashlight, camera, binoculars, sunglasses, sunscreen.
WARNINGS: in case of bad weather the program may be postponed or cancelled, and any participation fees already paid will be refunded. The participants will be informed and warned for time.
RESERVATIONS: you must book by the previous day's better with a little advance. You can book by telephone, email or through the form on this page.
APPOINTMENT: the Houses of Opi in front of the fountain, near the Bar-Restaurant La Madonnina about ten minutes before the scheduled time of departure of the excursion.
COST: 20,00 € per person (you can pay cash on the day of the excursion or to PayPal from the site).
INFORMATION: for further information who can be contacted at 349 3938773, even Whatsapp (Jessica), or by e-mail.
When I am in the excursion, the cell phone may be unreachable: send a sms or wapp and I will answer as soon as possible.
WHERE to SLEEP: only travel agencies can offer all inclusive packages; I'm a guide and not a travel agency. You will still be my responsibility to tell you, if you want to, accommodation facilities that suit your needs.