Winter Weekend Trip

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Winter Weekend Trip

Date: Friday, February 24th through Sunday, February 26th
Price: €240
Deadline to sign-up and pay is by 5:00pm Thursday, February 9th.
 

An exciting weekend that is dedicated to the discovery of the legendary predator. Three days in the Abruzzo National Park where the stories of the coexistence between wolves and humans have been handed down for generations, and where today, we still share the same territory. We will learn about this mighty predator through the stories of the past as well as the latest scientific knowledge about their biology. We will also drive along the same paths that the wolves usually go to reaffirm their territory and track down their prey, looking for signs of their presence.

PROGRAM:

DAY 1 – Friday, Feb 24th

12:30 PM Departure from John Cabot University (Tiber Campus)

3:30 PM Arrival at Civitella Alfedena and check in at the Hotel 4 Camosci

4:00 PM Visit of the old town and of the wildlife area of the Wolf and the Lynx

5:30 PM Welcome Reception with typical products of Abruzzo - Aperitivo

8:30 PM Dinner at a typical restaurant

DAY 2  – Saturday, Feb. 25th 

08:00 AM Breakfast

​09:00 AM – 4:30 PM Meeting with the guide Pietro Santucci  (http://www.labetullaonline.com/) and going on a hike with snowshoes on the wolf trails in “Val di Rose.” Packed Lunch is included.

​This is one of the most beautiful hiking tours, and will take you around the National Park of Abruzzo, which is also home to Abruzzo’s Chamois and Golden Eagle. The route winds through beech forests, clearings and glacial valleys until you reach the ridge, which is at an altitude of 2,000 meters. The way back is through a different route, which will bring the group to Civitella Alfedena. You are sure to see herds of chamois of Abruzzo, almost guaranteed sightings of herds of deer, the possibility sighting of the Apennine wolf, eagle, Marsicano brown bear, wild boar, and microfauna

4:30PM Return to Hotel and free time

7.30 PM  Dinner and if you want a night out snowshoeing in the woods

10:00 PM Back to the Hotel

 DAY 3 – Sunday, Feb. 26th

07:00 AM Breakfast

08:00 AM Departure to Ski Resort at Ovindoli.
    
Free Time and Various Activities *extra costs may apply.
    
Packed Lunch is included.

04:00 PM  Bus leaves to return to Rome

Participation fee: € 240

What's included
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Roundtrip Transportation with a Private Bus Service
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2 nights in a hotel in Civitella Alfedena with breakfast
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1 Welcome Reception with typical products of Abruzzo
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2 packed lunches and 2 Dinners
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Private Guided Tours
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Snowshoes for Saturday’s activity

What’s not included
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Ski\Snow board (boots + helmet included) rentals: €15
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Ski pass: €35
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2 hour ski lesson (groups from 2 up to 4 people): €40

If you don’t want to spend the extra money you can spend your free time in the ski resort.

Minimum Number of Participants Required: 12
Maximum Number of Participants: 18

What Equipment will you need?
Backpack, hiking boots, garments suitable for low temperature (between 5°C and 10°C), rain jacket.
Optional Equipment: Camera, flashlight, binoculars.

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY E = Walkers
For more information email athletics@johncabot.edu
*Please be reminded that, as stated in the Terms and Conditions, all activities and trips are not refundable.