Wolf Tracking in Abruzzo
Real opportunity to hear wolves howling
Small group 2 night tour
See the starry sky in the dark forest
Learn about the people and customs of Abruzzo from an expert guide
Wolves undoubtedly trigger something in the imagination as they have been living side by side with man since ancient times. They are incredible predators; intelligent and able to travel long distances to survive in hostile environments with scarce food resources. Wolves have been under threat in Europe for many decades and the number in the Apennines had dropped dramatically to perhaps less than a hundred by the 1960s. But the numbers have been slowing recovering following a reintroduction process over the last 40 years. We’re happy to say that there are now at least 7 or 8 packs living in the area of the Abruzzo National Park.
This excursion explores the extraordinary social life of the wolf and offers a real chance of hearing the howling wolves. We follow the tracks and the valleys of the National Park and also take some beautiful evening hikes. We learn about its role as a predator, its great adaptability to the territory in the Apennines, and also its historical and difficult relationship with human beings.
Our guides are local experts and will also tell you about the landscape, the flora and fauna and give you a chance to taste some of the local products. This short tour is a great opportunity to discover this amazing region of Italy that has yet to be discovered by mass tourism.
Difficulty – moderate with no particular technical difficulty. Walks will be through the woods and over fields with gentle climbs of roughly 400m per day.
Length – 7 to 10 hours walking per day