Lands of Baronia in the Gran Sasso National Park
Near the Campo Imperatore plateau, there is a “little Tibet of Italy” loved by fans of trekking, skiing, nature, history and charming villages. Castel del Monte conquers the visitor thanks to the surrounding scenery and its intricate streets, a few kilometers away, a jewel of the Middle Ages of Abruzzo: Santo Stefano di Sessanio, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and Calascio, with its characteristic tower-houses, is dominated by the marvelous Rocca. This castle is considered by the National Geographic one of the 15 most beautiful places in the world.
Duration: 6 days
Departure: may - october
Price: from 569,00 eur per person in double room
- accommodation (5 nights)
- breakfasts and dinners
- 1 day walk with a donkey
- transfers on day 2 and day 4
- assistance on telephone during the trip
- health and luggage insurance
- cancellation of the trip for worthy cause
- costs of transportation for getting to the destination
- lunches, drinks
- luggage transportation
- city tax where requested
- anything not mentioned under “the price includes”
individual arrival in Santo Stefano di Sessanio
Meeting with the guide and briefing. In the afternoon you will have free time to visit the historical village. Dinner and overnight.
The lakes of the Racollo refuge
Transfer to the Racollo refuge (10 minutes). From there you will leave for the trekking in the Gran Sasso National Park along the path that will take you to visit the three lakes. Return to the refuge, free time, dinner and overnight.
Castelvecchio Calvisio, walk with a donkey
Today you will have a walk companion – donkey; children can ride on a donkey. You will walk through the villages of the Barony from Santo Stefano di Sessanio to Castelvecchio Calvisio through the Viano valley and the Santo Stefano wood. During the excursion you may be lucky enough to meet some deer, wild boar and other animals. Return to the refuge, free time, dinner and overnight.
Campo Imperatore and Castel del Monte
Transfer to Mucciante refuge on the “Piana di Campo Imperatore” (15 minutes). From there you will leave for a hike to visit the historical village Castel del Monte and then return to Santo Stefano. Free time, dinner and overnight.
Rocca Calascio, Ladyhawke Castle
From Santo Stefano di Sessanio you will walk to Campo Imperatore. Through a plateau and then up a valley you will reach the impressive Ladyhawke Castle. You will descent then to the village of Calascio for a break before returning to Santo Stefano. Dinner and overnight.
After the breakfast, end of services and departure towards your destinations