The Wilds of Abruzzo

Stunning Peaks and Silent Valleys

Abruzzo is the only region in Italy which can boast three National Parks and this tour explores all of them. Lying to the east of Rome, Abruzzo is a remote, unspoilt and hauntingly beautiful region. Stunning villages perch on the hilltops and are surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Apennine mountains. The parks abound with wildlife and are home to chamois, deer, wolves and the rarely seen Marsican bear.  An October visit to this region sees the autumn colours changing across the landscape, and the ancient beech forests are at their most beautiful. The local people are justly proud of their region and its magnificent heritage and offer a genuinely warm welcome to all who visit.

This tour starts and finishes in Rome but why not extend your walking holiday in Italy by seeing more of the Eternal City, or visiting Florence, Siena, Milan or Venice?  For more ideas on where to go visit our City Guide page.

"I can't recommend Hedonistic Hiking enough. If you love walking in mountain regions, visiting gorgeous medieval villages, staying in comfortable albergos, eating spectacular food from the region and drinking delicious wine, this is the trip for you!"  Anita Tesoriero


Cost: €2,825 per person
Single supplement: €250

Our tours are genuinely all-inclusive - learn more about what we offer.

What's Included?

  • 8 nights fabulous accommodation (3 different hotels)
  • Two experienced and knowledgeable guides to look after your every need and bring this stunning area to life
  • All meals including wine
  • Gourmet picnic lunches each day and snacks en route
  • Dinner in a variety of superb restaurants
  • Support vehicle, enabling you to walk as little or as much of the trail as you please
  • Transport to/from Rome Fiumicino in air-conditioned minibus
  • Comprehensive pre-trip information
  • Luggage transported for you so all you need to carry is a small backpack with water etc.
  • Museum visits and tastings as per itinerary

Tour Highlights

  • Staying in the unique environment of Sextantio Albergo Diffuso
  • Hiking in a region where time has stood still
  • Cooking class of traditional Abruzzese specialities


Terrain: Hiking at altitudes between between 1100m and 1800m. Mountain trails, woodland and farm tracks. Significant ascents/descents, especially on days 5 and 8

Shortest/Longest Day: 6.5km/4.1miles:17.5km/11miles

Some of our tours are more challenging than others, so see how we grade our hikes to make sure you choose the right one for you.


Sextantio: Amazing concept hotel with rooms scattered through the unspoilt medieval village of Santo Stefano

Hotel San Rocco: Comfortable family-run hotel in the delightful Baroque village of Pescocostanzo

Villa Quintilliani: Liberty-style villa on the edge of the lively town of Pescasséroli

Tour Dates

18 - 26 October 2016 3 - 11 October 2017
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