This trip is designed for families who want to explore the Majella National Park's natural beauty and discover why we are so passionate about this beautiful region.
We aim to use 100% locally owned and run businesses for all of our external requirements. These include all of our activity suppliers for canoe trips, bike hire, horse riding etc, our accommodations and the places that we stop for meals and shopping. All of these businesses are based in the nearby town Caramanico Terme or in the village of Decontra.
ACTIVE Family is for children growing up to be responsible adults, and for parents who still feel young from within.
Settle down by the Waterfall of La Cicterna* under the Mountains or Get the necessary skills to find the way in nature's embrace, learn about scouting the woods of the old, canyon in the forgotten river and cycle the secluded shepherd's roads and muletracks around the Valle Giumentina. Paddle down the Tirino River and end the day camping around an open fire.... or visit the Adriatic Sea, only 40 min drive away.
Suggested day-by-day itinerary:
Day 1:Flights, transfers and welcome. We will be met at your Accommodation in Decontra Village. In the evening we will have a welcome drink before our introductory meeting and dinner at 'Il Cervo' Restaurant. Day 2:Cycling exploration day. After allocating your bikes our instructors will provide an introduction to mountain biking to ensure children and less confident riders make the most of the day. Experienced cyclists will set off to cover extra distance with both groups meeting up for Picnic lunch. Maps, instruction and supevision provided. Day 3:Canoeing the Tirino River & river trekking. We descend into the Valley for a day on the Tirino River. Today's activities include water conoeing and river trekking with a barbecue lunch on the river, included to maintain our energy levels. Day 4:Free day or optional activities. Relax, take advantage of the hotel's spa facilities in Caramanico or why not try some of the activities available locally Day 5:Free day or optional activities. Relax, take advantage of the pool, visit the beaches of Adricatic or settle down by the waterfall of 'La Cisterna' Day 6:Picnic trek: This morning we head for the mountains where we spend the day trekking, rock scrambling and admiring the expansive views across the region and the Orfento Gorge. A picnic lunch is included. Day 7:Free day or optional activities and (we can provide tailor made solutions, make a note on your enquiry), then our farewell meal this evening. Day 8:Depart. Today you will either head back to the airport or we can arrange for you to extend your stay in Italy.
** Explore the Majella National Park
** Stay in the picturesque Decontra Village
** Enjoy the stupendous mountain vistas during full day hikes
** Enjoy the wonderful cuisine and wines of the region
PRICE FROM: £ 575
FREE Holiday for all children aged under 2 and 25% discount for all children aged 2-11
Land only Price inclusive of:
* B&B or Self Catering Accommodation of your choice
* Range of self-guided walks, maps and instructions
* Welcome and Farewell Dinner
* 24 h Local Manager support
* Daily Briefing and Suggestions
* Custom Activities per week such as Camping, Horse Riding, Night Orfento Gorge Walks
* Picnic Lunch - on Organized days Delicious Deli Style
WHEN TO VISIT
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.
* * * WE RECOMMEND BOOKINGS AT LEAST FOUR MONTHS IN ADVANCE as In high season (from June to September) accommodation is easily overbooked.
WALKING ACTIVITIES & LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
All of the family had a great time!
Thank you for creating and guiding us on a wonderful trip to this beautiful region of Italy. We appreciate the care and thoughtfulness that you showed us from beginning to end. Gratefully yours, Arlene and Norman, San Diego USA
The scenery, the sights, medieval towns, the hiking and the Orfento Gorge! Kylie R., Manchester UK
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