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Short Break Walking in Majella
Magnificent mountains & gorges of Majella - A professionally guided walk on 1 day - Abruzzo cuisine
It is an easy 3-4 hour train journey or drive from Rome (or 1.5h from Pescara) to the Abruzzo region and the towns and villages of Majella National Park. Settle in to your accommodation and enjoy the local atmosphere.
Your first full day on this short break is designed to orientate you and to give you a good understanding of the area. You will have a professionally guided walk in the National Park to discover some of the topography and special natural history of the area, this may be as part of a small group or more private. In the evening perhaps venture out on your own to discover some of the tasty delicacies of Abruzzo mountain cuisine.
The second day you may follow one of the trails from our self-guided walking notes. We would highly recommend discovering the beech forests and limestone cliffs of the Orfento Gorge although you may also wish to climb higher on the mountains to discover the upland meadows or even the rocky tops.
All too soon this short break ends with a final morning walk, during the spring and summer the grassy meadows are full of flowers, butterflies and other insects. In the autumn the forests have their own magnificence and it is possible to go wolf howling in the evenings. Later return to the airport for your return flight home.
Majella National Park belongs to the PAN Parks network, which ensures that you are visiting the best of Europe's wilderness. A PAN Park offers real wilderness with outstanding nature and high quality tourism facilities, well balanced with wilderness protection and sustainable local development. By participating in this trip you financially contribute to the protection of Europe's wilderness, the continent's most undisturbed areas of nature.
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Day 1. Arrive Rome or Pescara. Self-drive or train to Majella National Park.
Day 2. Full day professionally guided nature walk.
Day 3. At leisure to explore the Orfento Valley with walking route notes.
Day 4. Morning at leisure for further self-guided walks. Afternoon return to Rome and fly to London.
Cost is from £750 per person including international flights on BA from London to Rome, hire car, accommodation on a half board basis & 1 day guiding, walking route notes plus donation to PAN Parks.
Note. It is possible to travel from the UK by train to Scafa, from where we can transfer you to your accommodation in Majella. This option may be more appropriate for the longer walking holidays we can offer in Majella and the Abruzzo region.
Cost is from £495 per person including rail tickets from Pescara or Rome, transfers, accommodiaton on a half board basis & 1 day guiding, walking route notes and donation to PAN Parks.
Any departure dates to suit your requirements between mid-May and end of October.