Snowshoeing by Moonlight
Small group tour – max 15 participants
See the stars as you walk under the dark skies
Experience the silence of the forest
Chance to spot chamois, deer and maybe wolves
Describing this experience isn’t easy. The brightness of the moon illuminates the snow allowing us to walk for a fair way without the use of torches. With our snowshoes on we climb through the forest to reach overlooks and panoramic viewpoints. The shadows of the forest and the reflections of the beech trees keep us company on our trek through the silence.
The excursion starts from Pescasseroli at 4pm. First, we kit you out with snowshoes, ski poles and torches and then we have a short transfer to the start of the tour. Taking the path up to the forest we walk in silence under starry skies listening for howling wolves and other signs of the wildlife in this wonderful landscape. We’ll take a break along the way to warm up with a hot herbal tea and home-made biscuits.
Difficulty – moderate. There are no technical climbs during the walk. The climbs are gently and are only roughly 250m up and down. Around 6-8km round trip.
Minimum age – 9 years
Dates and prices for winter 2020-21 to be confirmed
Included in the price:
– rental of snowshoes, ski poles and torches
– herbal tea and biscuits
– transport to and from Pescasseroli
– personal expenditure
Waterproof hiking boots
Waterproof jacket with waterproof and windproof hood
Hat and gloves made of wool or fleece (in winter they are better than waterproof ones)
Long trousers and thermal leggings
We recommend dressing in layers for maximum warmth
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