The flora and vegetation present in Abruzzo Region are remarkable. The botanical biodiversity of the Majella National Park is of incalculable value. With over 2, 118 different specimens the Park is host to 67% of the flora of Abruzzo, 36% of Italian flora, and 22% of European flora and 11% of which is found nowhere else on the planet.
Wild Flowers Walk Holiday is designed for people who wish to walk at a steady pace and have an interest and desire to learn about and explore this beautiful untouched region. The walks will be of a leisurely nature with frequent stops for the guide to show you and answer questions about some of the abundant wildflower and fauna.
WILD FLOWERS Walk
Majella is an outstanding area for wild flowers and it is one of life's great pleasures to walk among them. Every colour of the rainbow seems to be represented from mid May to end of June when the flora is at its best. We organise wild flower walks with a dedicated enthusiast who has an intimate knowledge of the flora and who will help you find the profuse, the spectacular and the rare or you can decide to be completely free to do whatever you choose each day, depending on how your feel.
On a few occasions, these walks will be 'static'; in other words, instead of walking a prescribed route, the day is spent in one location of specific excellence. Our wildflower enthusiasts are often accomplished floral photographers and will be pleased to help you capture these exquisite subjects.
Wildflower walks set off after breakfast at about 9 - 9.30am. We usually take a packed lunch and return to the village mid afternoon, depending on the length and location of the walk.
Whether you choose INDEPENDENT or GUIDED Wildflowers Walking Holiday, you will be able to discover the extraordinary wild beauty of Majella. Choose your Accommodation, choose your dates, choose your package and let us do the rest.
Tucked away within the Majella National Park is the tiny traditional village of Decontra, its rustic buildings surrounded by meadows and mountains, and perched at the lip of a great gorge.
The Village is ideally situated for walking, with many routes setting out from the village itself. Choose between high mountains, lush meadows or deep gorges.
Decontra Self Catering Accommodation - '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.
* * * WE RECOMMEND BOOKINGS AT LEAST FOUR MONTHS IN ADVANCE as In high season (from June to September) accommodation is easily overbooked. We will be delighted to help and advise on your travel arrangements.
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.
ORGANISED Wildflowers Walk
Price from: £ 675 p. p. (price depending on type of Accommodation and number of people in the party)
Land only Price inclusive of:
* Comfortable Accommodation: Decontra or Caramanico Terme
* 24 h Local Manager Support
* Daily Briefing and Suggestions
* 3 ORGANISED Walks per week
* Picnic Lunch - on ORGANISED Walk days - Delicious Deli Style, prepared with fresh local products.
*Range of Self Guided Walks - Maps & Written Instructions for your 'Free' Days
INDEPENDENT Wildflowers Walk:
Price from: £ 475 (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 and Maps
*24h Support from our Local Manager
*Daily Briefing & Activity Suggestions
WHEN TO VISIT
Best time MAY - JUNE
In Spring, wildflowers literally cover the ground with a tapestry of vibrant blooms, making a patchwork of colour across the meadows. As well as wild orchids blossoms, there are hundreds of species of flowers and bushes just as beautiful.
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.