To be in Abruzzo is to be in tune with the Seasons and the Elements, walking through budding beech-forests, wading through seas of spring flowers, or lying on a sun-warmed rock to watch clouds drift by and an Golden Eagle circling over landscape …

A stroll through the mountains in the morning, can be followed by a swim in the sea during the afternoon, and the day can close with a starlit dinner out in the countryside… this is Abruzzo.

INDEPENDENT - Self Guided Walks are catered for from our own comprehensive catalogue of self guided walks .

There is something here for every ability of walker from gentle walks through the countryside to strenuous days to satisfy the serious hikers and hill walkers as well as wildflower admirers.

The combination of great walks, suitable for most abilities, comfortable accommodation and excellent food have proved to be popular over the years. Many of our guests are returning again and again.

There is no fixed itinerary on our Independent Walking Holidays - Enjoy the true freedom of a completely flexible walking holiday, spent at your own pace, relaxing and revitalizing in the way that suits you best.


Located  in a dramatic mountain region dotted with unspoilt traditional villages where time has stood still, our Walking Holidays are based in the small mountain village of  Decontra in a number of recently restored and well appointed cottages.

At 810m Decontra is in a superb position, with stunning south-facing views over the Orfento Gorge to Monte Amaro (2793m), Monte Morrone (2061m) and the lush Orta valley in between.

'The Hen House' is a 17th Century Cottage. Recently refurbished, in the rustic mountain village of Decontra (830m absl), in the Heart of Majella National Park.

10 min. drive from the small town of Caramanico Terme. Famous for its thermal water Caramanico offers all needed; butchers, bakers, post office, mini market, chemist, summer swimming pool, bars and restaurants and the beaches of the Adriatic Sae are less than  hour drive. Rome can be reached in 2 hours via the A25 Pescara-Rome highway.

"The Hen House" is an ideal solution for families; a full set of equipment for baby can be provided on request!

We will be delighted to help and advise on your travel arrangements.

* * * WE RECOMMEND BOOKINGS AT LEAST FOUR MONTHS IN ADVANCE as In high season (from June to September) accommodation is easily overbooked.

A morning stroll through the mountains, can be followed by a swim in the sea during the afternoon, and the day can close with a starlit delicious dinner.
PRICE FROM:  £ 475 p. p. (price depending on type of Accommodation and number of people in the party)

Land only Price inclusive of:

*7 nights Self Catering or B&B Accommodation
*Walks - Guide Book
*Local Restaurants Guide and Driving Instructions
*24/7 Telephone Assistance & Support on Site


The Majella National Park offers its visitors a scenery of extraordinary beauty in every season:  

late in Spring flowers and trees blossom - this is the best time of the year, together with Autumn, to visit ancient villages and hermitages.
Summer is the best season to walk along the paths. October is enchanting with its multicolored beech woods and it preludes to winter and its suggestive snow-covered landscapes.

Rich nature, old traditions and archeological findings contribute to make the Mount Majella territories a perfect place for excursions and trips.


There are regular flights by Ryanair from Stansted * and worldwide to Pescara in Italy which brings you to within an hour’s drive of the magnificent Majella National Park.

Pescara Airport is now offering direct flights from London, Paris, Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Kiev, Moscow, New York and Toronto as low cost flights.

Rome Ciampino is only a 2.3 hours drive.

From / To Airport Transfers available on request. Additional charge may apply.

  with Your Friends

There are plenty of non-walking activities to do in the area. The local town of Caramanico Terme has shops, an outdoor swimming pool and a luxurious 4-star spa hotel where you can treat yourself to a massage. 

There are mountain bikes for hire, and the Park Visitors Centre arrangestours of their otter-breeding centre. REQUEST DETAILED INFO

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