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Trekking tour to Rocca Calascio at sunset

Trekking tour to Rocca Calascio at sunset

5 hours



From 1 to 20


  • Explore the trails of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park on a guided trekking tour.
  • Along the panoramic ridge, you reach Rocca di Calascio, the highest stronghold in the entire Apennines.
  • Admire the spectacle of sunset over the highest peaks of Abruzzo and then walk down into the valley under the stars.

Your guide

Paolo S.

I accompany canoeing, mountain biking and trekking with the qualification of Environmental Hiking Guide. I dedicate myself to the research and development of eco-friendly activities and collaborate with the environmental education sector in the realisation of experiential educational programmes.

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Full description

Set off at sunset on the trails of the Gran Sasso National Park and climb up to Rocca Calascio, the highest stronghold in the entireApennines.

Along the panoramic ridge you will enjoy a magnificent view of the highest peaks in Abruzzo: a spectacle made even more evocative by the colours of the last rays of the sun.

An excursion guide will accompany you on this fascinating trekking tour through history and nature, telling you all the secrets of the area.

What we will do

We will meet a few hours before sunset at the pine grove in the locality of Lago, in Santo Stefano di Sessanio (AQ), one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Once the group is formed, the guide will give an introductory briefing and we will be ready to go.

From 1232 metres above sea level, we will start to climb along the panoramic ridge overlooking the valley and pass the characteristic octagonal church of Madonna della Pietà. From here we will continue under Monte delle Croci to reach the splendid Rocca Calascio, 1460 m above sea level, surrounded by fascinating scenery that has served as a backdrop for films and documentaries.

We will reach the summit just in time to admire the sunset. From up there, our gaze will sweep from the highest peaks of the Gran Sasso to the Campo Imperatore plain, and then from Majella to the Morrone massif to the Sirente and Velino mountains.

After the ascent, we can refresh ourselves with a picnic dinner before embarking on the rest of the loop trail that will take us back to our starting point after 12 km of walking and about 400 metres of altitude difference. The activity lasts a total of 5 hours.

Who it is aimed at

The activity is of medium difficulty and is aimed at those who are used to walking in the mountains. The minimum age to participate is 11.

Other information

The activity takes place every Friday from June to September on the dates indicated in the calendar and is confirmed upon reaching at least 4 participants.

The proposed route may be subject to change, taking into account the weather and trail conditions at the time of the event.

It is possible to bring your own dog , which must be kept on a leash for the entire duration of the activity.

Recommended clothing

  • hiking footwear (no running shoes or similar)
  • long-sleeved shirt (fleece or microfleece)
  • layered clothing possibly breathable
  • appropriate socks

Don't forget to bring

  • packed dinner
  • water bottle
  • hat
  • wind and rain jacket
  • rucksack
  • hiking poles (recommended)
  • head torch

What is included

  • Qualified and certified guide
  • Food and Drink

How it works

  • Book
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  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Santo Stefano di Sessanio, L'Aquila

Santo Stefano di Sessanio
Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 5 days from the activity start date. Within 4 and 3 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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