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Itineraries

Paths in the Park

The tourist use of the territory of the Majella National Park is ensured by a wide network of paths and routes which, rigorously verified and traced with gps, since 2010, by the staff of the Authority, are developed for over 1200 km, including paths hiking trails, for families, for the disabled, bridleways, mountain bike trails and cross-country hiking trails.

Paths in the Park
Paths in the Park

Trails for Families

The family trails are suitable for untrained people and are suitable for children, who are able, in any case, to walk independently and safely, and with the necessary attention from adults.
They are not paths that can be traveled with a stroller.
The paths n. 1 by Lama Bianca and n. 21 "Porrecca-Montanelli", at the foot of the Block Haus hill, can also be traveled by the people with disabilities.
Further information
Lama Bianca Ring (Sant’Eufemia a Maiella)
Lama Bianca Ring (Sant’Eufemia a Maiella)
Itinerary for families No. 1
Departure: Fonte della Fratta
Typology: On foot, On horseback, Accessible Trail
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 30 m
Praje Cavern
Praje Cavern
Itinerary for families no. 2
Departure: Area verde S. Liberata - Lettomanoppello
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: 20 m
Interest: Geology
Fonte della Noce Ring (Lettopalena)
Fonte della Noce Ring (Lettopalena)
Itinerary for families No. 23
Departure: Rifugio Fonte della Noce
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: 1 h
Interest: Flora, Panorama
Pulcini Cavern - Bocca di Valle
Pulcini Cavern - Bocca di Valle
Itinerary for families no. 4
Departure: Piana delle mele
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: 15 m
Interest: Geology
Sant'Angelo in Vetuli
Sant'Angelo in Vetuli
Itinerary for families no. 5
Departure: SS 487 - al km. 57+100 circa, c/o Cimitero di Sulmona
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: 10 m
Interest: Religion, History
dei Piccioni Cavern (Bolognano)
dei Piccioni Cavern (Bolognano)
Itinerary for families n.7
Departure: Bolognano
State of practicability:
Closed
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: 30 m
Interest: History
Madonna dell'Altare
Madonna dell'Altare
Itinerary for families no. 8
Departure: Eremo di Madonna dell'Altare
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: 15 m
Interest: Religion, History
Colle delle Fate (Roccacasale)
Colle delle Fate (Roccacasale)
Itinerary for families No. 9
Departure: c/o castello Roccacasale
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h
Interest: Flora, Panorama
Sant'Antonio Forest (Pescocostanzo)
Sant'Antonio Forest (Pescocostanzo)
Itinerary for families No. 10
Departure: Piazzale Scuola Sci di Fondo Bosco di S. Antonio c/o S.P. 55
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: 1 h
Interest: Flora, Panorama
Fosso Vetrina
Fosso Vetrina
Itinerary for families no. 11
Departure: Contrada Ricciardi (S. Eufemia a Maiella)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: 30 m
Anello area faunistica del Lupo Appenninico (Pretoro)
Anello area faunistica del Lupo Appenninico (Pretoro)
Itinerary for families No. 12
Departure: c/o Centro informazioni
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: about 40 minutes
Interest: Wildlife
Sentiero botanico / area faunistica Camoscio (Lama dei Peligni)
Sentiero botanico / area faunistica Camoscio (Lama dei Peligni)
Itinerary for families No. 13
Departure: Giardino Botanico Michele Tenore di Lama dei Peligni
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Interest: Wildlife
Hermitage of S. Onofrio al Morrone and sanctuary of Ercole Curino (Sulmona)
Hermitage of S. Onofrio al Morrone and sanctuary of Ercole Curino (Sulmona)
Itinerary for families No. 14
Departure: Piazzale Belvedere
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: about 20 minutes
Interest: Panorama, Religion
Castello dei Cantelmo (Popoli)
Castello dei Cantelmo (Popoli)
Itinerary for families No. 15
Departure: Popoli
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: 30 m
Interest: History
The Red Deer Trail (Sentiero del Cervo)
The Red Deer Trail (Sentiero del Cervo)
Itinerary for families n.16
Departure: Loc. S. Antonio di Ateleta
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: easy
Duration: 30 m
Interest: Flora, Wildlife
Fonte Cugnoli Circuit (Abbateggio)
Fonte Cugnoli Circuit (Abbateggio)
Itinerary for families No. 17
Departure: Area pic-nic di Fonte Cugnoli
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: 30 m
dell'Orsa Castle (Pratola Peligna)
dell'Orsa Castle (Pratola Peligna)
Itinerary for families n.18
Departure: Circolo Ippico Contrada Orsa
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: about 50'
Interest: History
San Giacomo - Roccacaramanico (Sant'Eufemia a Maiella)
San Giacomo - Roccacaramanico (Sant'Eufemia a Maiella)
Itinerary for families No. 19
Departure: San Giacomo
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h
Fonte Roberto
Itinerary for families no. 20
Typology: On foot
Indro Montanelli Itinerary (Pretoro/Rapino)
Indro Montanelli Itinerary (Pretoro/Rapino)
Itinerary for families n.22
Departure: Rifugio Pomilio
Typology: On foot, By bike, Accessible Trail
Difficulty Level: intermediate
Duration: 40 m
Interest: Panorama

Thematic Paths

The thematic trails offer the possibility of trekking for several days, with the possibility of staying overnight in shelters and bivouacs.
Organize your trek in time, informing you about the conditions of the trails, how to use the shelters and carefully checking the weather forecast.
Further information
Duration: 1 h 40 m
Duration: 2 h 40 m
Duration: 2 h
The Park Trail
The Park Trail
The most complete but also the most demanding trail
Departure: Popoli
Typology: On foot
Interest: Flora, Wildlife
The Trail of Freedom
The Trail of Freedom
Historical itinerary crossing one of the less known, but not less fascinating sections of the Park
Departure: Sulmona
Typology: On foot
Interest: History
The Trail of the Spirit
The Trail of the Spirit
If you want to discover the most ancient relationships between man and these mountains
Typology: On foot
Interest: Religion, History

Hiking trails

There are over 120 hiking trails in the Park area. All identified with white-red signs, from the lower valleys they reach the highest peaks of the Park's mountain groups, with various levels of difficulty.

Hiking trails
A1 - From Caramanico to Salle
A1 - From Caramanico to Salle
Departure: Caramanico Terme
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h
Interest: Panorama
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 30 m
A2 - From Musellaro to San Tommaso
A2 - From Musellaro to San Tommaso
Departure: S. Antonio di Musellaro
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 10 m
Interest: History
A3 - from Bolognano to Musellaro
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 40 m
A4 - from Piano d'Orta to Madonna del Monte
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 15 m
Interest: Flora, Wildlife, History
A5 - from Tocco da Casauria to Schiena d'Asino
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h 40 m
Interest: Panorama
A8 - from Tocco da Casauria to Monte Rotondo
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Interest: Flora
B1 - From Decontra (Caramanico Terme) to Majelletta (Rapino)
B1 - From Decontra (Caramanico Terme) to Majelletta (Rapino)
B1 Path
Departure: Frazione di Decontra di Caramanico Terme
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 5 h
Interest: Panorama
B2 - From Caramanico Terme to San Nicolao
B2 - From Caramanico Terme to San Nicolao
Departure: Santa Croce di Caramanico Terme
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EEA - For expert hikers
with equipment
Duration: 5 h 20 m
Interest: Panorama
B3 - from Guado Sant'Antonio to Mount Pescofalcone
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 5 h
Interest: Panorama
B4 - Lama Bianca Circuit (Sant'Eufemia a Majella)
B4 - Lama Bianca Circuit (Sant'Eufemia a Majella)
Departure: Giardino Botanico Daniela Brescia (Sant'Eufemia a Maiella)
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 3 h 30 m
Interest: Panorama
B5 - Rava del Ferro
B5 - Rava del Ferro
Departure: Piazzale fine strada Lama Bianca
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 3 h
B6 - le Scalelle di Caramanico Terme
B6 - le Scalelle di Caramanico Terme
Departure: Località Santa Croce di Caramanico Terme
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 30 m
Interest: Flora, Panorama
B7 - Fonte Viola Path (Caramanico Terme)
B7 - Fonte Viola Path (Caramanico Terme)
Departure: Guado Sant'Antonio
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h
Interest: Flora, Panorama
B8 - from Decontra to San Benedetto Bridge
B8 - from Decontra to San Benedetto Bridge
Departure: Decontra (Caramanico Terme)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h
Interest: Flora, Panorama
C1 - Le Scalelle di Abbateggio
C1 - Le Scalelle di Abbateggio
Departure: Località Scalelle di Roccamorice
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h
Interest: Geology, Panorama
C2 - From Macchia Metola (Roccamorice) to Maielletta
C2 - From Macchia Metola (Roccamorice) to Maielletta
Departure: Macchia Metola (Roccamorice)
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h 30 m
Interest: Flora
C3 - From Sant'Angelo di Lettomanoppello Hermitage to Fonte Fieri
C3 - From Sant'Angelo di Lettomanoppello Hermitage to Fonte Fieri
Departure: Eremo di Sant'Angelo di Lettomanoppello
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h
D1 - From Spirito path crossing - D2 (Serramonacesca) to Passo Lanciano
D1 - From Spirito path crossing - D2 (Serramonacesca) to Passo Lanciano
Departure: Su incrocio sentiero Spirito D2 (Serramonacesca)
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h 30 m
D2 - From dello Spirito Path (Serramonacesca) to Calvario (Pretoro)
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 3 h
D4 - Path towards Castelmenardo
D4 - Path towards Castelmenardo
Departure: Serramonacesca
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 30 m
E1 - From San'Andrea HIl to Piana delle Mele
E1 - From San'Andrea HIl to Piana delle Mele
Departure: Colle Sant'Andrea (dalla Strada Provinciale della Majelletta)
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 3 h 30 m
Interest: Flora, Panorama
E2 - del Foro Valley
E2 - del Foro Valley
Departure: Colle dell'Angelo
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 30 m
Interest: Flora, Archeology, History
E3 - Beech trees Path from dell'Angelo Hill (Pretoro)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h
Interest: Flora, Wildlife
E4 - From Calvario to Madonna della Mazza Church (Pretoro)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 15 m
Interest: Panorama, Religion
F1 - From Bocca di Valle to Pomilio Refuge
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: about 3h 40'
Interest: Flora, Panorama
F2 - San Giovanni Waterfall Circuit
F2 - San Giovanni Waterfall Circuit
Departure: Bocca di Valle
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 3 h
Interest: Flora, Wildlife, Religion, History
F3 - Monache Valley
F3 - Monache Valley
Departure: c/o Valle delle Monache
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 30 m
E5 - junction E3 - F4
E5 - junction E3 - F4
Departure: su sentiero E3
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 40 m
F4 - From the E1 Junction to the road towards Maielletta
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 45 m
F5 - Circuit connection alto Cascata di San Giovanni (Guardiagrele)
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h
Interest: Flora
F6 - Junction between F2 and G1
F6 - Junction between F2 and G1
Departure: Su sentiero F2
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 10 m
Interest: Flora, Panorama
G1 - From Pennapiedimonte to Pomilio Refuge
G1 - From Pennapiedimonte to Pomilio Refuge
Departure: Località Balzolo a Pennapiedimonte
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 3 h
Interest: Flora, Panorama
G2 - delle Gobbe di Selvaromana Path
G2 - delle Gobbe di Selvaromana Path
Departure: Pennapiedimonte
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 6 h
Interest: Flora, Wildlife, Panorama
G3 - From Fara San Martino to Pennapiedimonte
G3 - From Fara San Martino to Pennapiedimonte
Departure: Fontana sopra ai pastifici di Fara San Martino
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: about 4h 20'
Interest: Flora, Panorama
G4 - delle Murelle Peak from picnic area
G4 - delle Murelle Peak from picnic area
Departure: Area pic-nic la Valle
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 5 h 30 m
Interest: Flora, Wildlife, Panorama
G5 - Path of the Palombaro Valley
G5 - Path of the Palombaro Valley
Departure: Inizio valle di Palombaro
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 3 h 30 m
Interest: Flora, Wildlife, Panorama
G6 - Path of the Callarelli Cavern
G6 - Path of the Callarelli Cavern
Departure: Capo le Macchie
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 5 h 40 m
Interest: Flora, Panorama
G7 - Crossing Path
G7 - Crossing Path
Fontanino Scrima Cavallo - Murelle Peak - G9 Junction at Focalone Peak
Departure: Fontanino Scrima Cavallo
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 3 h
Interest: Wildlife, Panorama
G8 - From Callarelli Cavern to Focalone Mount
G8 - From Callarelli Cavern to Focalone Mount
Callarelli Cavern - Acquaviva Mount - Focalone Peak
Departure: Grotta dei Callarelli
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 4 h
G9 - Murelle Amphitheatre - Fusco Bivouac
G9 - Murelle Amphitheatre - Fusco Bivouac
Departure: Anfiteatro delle Murelle
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 30 m
Interest: Wildlife
G10 - Path towards Macirenelle Peak
G10 - Path towards Macirenelle Peak
Departure: Su sentiero G6
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 45 m
H1 - From the Rio Verde Springs (Fara San Martino) to Mount Amaro
H1 - From the Rio Verde Springs (Fara San Martino) to Mount Amaro
Departure: Sorgenti del Verde (Fara San Martino)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 6 h 30 m
H2 - From Fonte Milazzo (Fara San Martino) to Piana della Casa (towards Mandrelle Valley)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 1 h
Interest: Panorama
H3 - From Cavallone Cavern (Taranta Peligna) to Incotto Hill (Fara San Martino)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h
Interest: Panorama
H4 - Guado di Coccia from Lama dei Peligni
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 6 h
Interest: Panorama
H5 - From Fara San Martino to Canosa Cavern
H5 - From Fara San Martino to Canosa Cavern
Departure: c/o Fara San Martino
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 6 h
Interest: Panorama
H6 - Canosa Cavern (towards Mount Amaro) from Taranta Valley (Taranta Peligna)
H6 - Canosa Cavern (towards Mount Amaro) from Taranta Valley (Taranta Peligna)
Departure: c/o bivio per impianti Grotta del Cavallone / Santuario Brigata Maiella
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 6 h 30 m
Interest: Panorama
H7 - Canosa Cavern Pass (variation towards Mount Amaro)
H7 - Canosa Cavern Pass (variation towards Mount Amaro)
Departure: Val Cannella (da quota 2200 m. circa su H1)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 50 m
Interest: Panorama
H8 - Devils' Cavern from path H1 (Cannella Valley)
H8 - Devils' Cavern from path H1 (Cannella Valley)
Departure: Sentiero H1 (Val Cannella)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 20 m
Interest: Panorama
H9 - From Manzini Refuge to Tre Portoni (Cannella Valley)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 20 m
H10 - From the chamois wildlife area to the Sant'Angelo Hermitage in Lama dei Peligni
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EEA - For expert hikers
with equipment
Duration: 3 h
I1 - From Palena to the Madonna dell'Altare Hermitage
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h 20 m
Interest: Flora, Religion
I2 - From Palena to the Madonna dell'Altare Hermitage passing through the Capo Fiume Springs
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h 10 m
Interest: Flora, Geology, Religion
I3 - From Madonna dell'Altare to the Peak of Mount Porrara
I3 - From Madonna dell'Altare to the Peak of Mount Porrara
Departure: Strada comunale dell’eremo della Madonna dell’Altare al Km 1,5 dal bivio con la SS84
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h 30 m
Interest: Flora
I4 - From Madonna dell'Altare to Logge di Pilato
I4 - From Madonna dell'Altare to Logge di Pilato
Departure: Area picnic c/o chiesa Madonna dell'Altare
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 45 m
Interest: Flora, Panorama
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 4 h
Interest: Flora, Panorama
L2 - L1 - L3 Junction
Departure: Su sentiero L1
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: 20 m
L3 - From Pizzoferrato to Pratelle
L3 - From Pizzoferrato to Pratelle
Departure: Pizzoferrato (sulla strada in direzione Montenerodomo)
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h 30 m
L4 - From Mount Melo to Casone di Montenerodomo
Departure: Monte Sant'Angelo (sulla strada provinciale in direzione Sant'Antonio)
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: 1 h 40 m
Interest: Panorama
L5 - From Pulcini Spring to Path I1
Departure: c/o Fonte dei Pulcini
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h
Interest: Flora
L6 - From Mount Sant'Angelo to Pulcini Spring
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 40 m
Interest: Wildlife
L7 - Tre Monti Sierra Ring Route
Departure: Stazione di Gamberale
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 3 h
M1 - Gamberale Railway Station - Deer Wildlife Area - path M2
M1 - Gamberale Railway Station - Deer Wildlife Area - path M2
Departure: Località Sant'Antonio - area faunistica del cervo
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 50 m
Interest: Flora, Wildlife
M2 - From the picnic area of Castagna Hill (Ateleta) to path N4 - at Pietra Cernaia
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 50 m
Interest: Flora, Wildlife
M3 - Junction from M1 to N4
M3 - Junction from M1 to N4
Departure: c/o Fonte Basilio
Typology: On foot, By bike
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 35 m
M4 - Vello Hill Ring Route - Mount Antrino (from Gamberale to the junction with M1)
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h 10 m
N1 - From Quarto del Barone to Pietransieri
N1 - From Quarto del Barone to Pietransieri
Departure: Quarto del Barone (1250 m.), S.S. 84 Frentana
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h 30 m
Interest: Flora, Panorama
N2 - From Pietransieri to Pietra Cernaia (Ateleta)
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 40 m
Interest: Flora, Panorama
N3 - Junction N1 (Fonte Santamico) with N2 (Piana Mangini)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h
Interest: Flora, Wildlife
N4 - From Terra Valley (Palena/Gamberale) to Quarto del Barone (Pescocostanzo)
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 4 h
Interest: Flora, Wildlife, Panorama
N5 - Pietra Cernaia from Fauni Hill (Palena)
N5 - Pietra Cernaia from Fauni Hill (Palena)
Departure: S.S. 84 Colle Fauni
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 40 m
Interest: Flora, Wildlife, Panorama
N6 - Scaricaturo Valley (Palena) junction N5 - variation towards Pietra Cernaia
N6 - Scaricaturo Valley (Palena) junction N5 - variation towards Pietra Cernaia
Departure: Su strada Palena - Gamberale (c/o valle dello Scaricaturo)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 10 m
Interest: Flora
O1 - From Pescocostanzo to Piana Cerreto (Cansano)
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 4 h 40 m
Interest: Flora, Panorama
O2 - From Il Majo Refuge (Cansano) to Bosco di S. Antonio
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 50 m
Interest: Wildlife
O3 - Mount Pizzalto Crossing from Pescocostanzo
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 3 h 50 m
Interest: Flora, Panorama
O4 - From Coppo del Diavolo (Cansano) to Grotta (junction with path O3)
Typology: On foot, By bike
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 30 m
Interest: Flora, Panorama
O5 - Junction O1-O3
O5 - Junction O1-O3
Departure: Su sentiero O1 (loc. Macchiaduni)
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 30 m
Interest: Flora, Wildlife, Panorama
P1 - From Campo di Giove to Fondo di Femmina Morta
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 3 h 30 m
Interest: Flora, Wildlife, Panorama, Religion
P2 - Campo di Giove Road to Forchetta Crossing - Junction O3
P2 - Campo di Giove Road to Forchetta Crossing - Junction O3
Departure: su strada da Campo di Giove al Valico della Forchetta
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 30 m
Interest: Panorama
P3 - From Campo di Giove to Pacentro
P3 - From Campo di Giove to Pacentro
Departure: Campo di Giove
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h 30 m
Interest: Wildlife, Religion, History
P4 - Fondo Majella Amphitheatre from Fonte Romana
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h
Interest: Flora, Wildlife
P5 - Fondo Majella Amphitheatre from Fonte dell'Orso (Pacentro)
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 20 m
Interest: Flora, Wildlife, Panorama
Q1 - From Pacentro to San Leonardo Pass and Lama Bianca
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 4 h 30 m
Interest: Flora, Wildlife
Q3 - Alta via del Morrone
Q3 - Alta via del Morrone
Departure: Passo San Leonardo (Hotel Celidonio)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 5 h
Interest: Flora, Panorama
Q4 - Monte Mileto peak
Q4 - Monte Mileto peak
From Iazzo Cappuccio (Pacentro) to Monte Mileto peak / crossing the Q6 path (c/o Capoposto)
Departure: Iazzo Cappuccio (su Q3 c/o P. San Leonardo)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h
Q5 - From Pacentro to Morrone di Pacentro
Q5 - From Pacentro to Morrone di Pacentro
Departure: Pacentro - S.S. 487 (m. 850)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 2 h 30 m
Interest: Flora, Panorama
Q6 - Crossing of Morrone
Q6 - Crossing of Morrone
Departure: Roccacaramanico
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 5 h
Interest: Panorama
Q7 - From Salle to Roccacaramanico
Q7 - From Salle to Roccacaramanico
Q7 Path
Departure: Barbusciana - incrocio sentiero Parco
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 3 h 30 m
Interest: Wildlife, Panorama
Q8 - From San Leonardo Pass to Roccacaramanico
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 30 m
Q9 - Direttissima (Direct road) towards Jaccio Grande Refuge (Barbusciana di Salle - Junction Q3)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h
Interest: Panorama
Q10 - From Marane District (Sulmona) to Pacentro
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h
R1 - From Bagnaturo to delle Vacche Hill (Pratola Peligna)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h 10 m
Interest: Religion, Archeology, History
R2 - From Roccacasale to dei Sambuchi Hill
Typology: On foot, By bike
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 3 h 30 m
Interest: Panorama
R3 - From Roccacasale to Puzzacchio Refuge
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h
Interest: Flora, Wildlife
R4 - Morrone Low Crossing
R4 - Morrone Low Crossing
Departure: Fonte Beato Mariano (Roccacasale)
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 3 h
Interest: Wildlife, Religion, History
R5 - The San Pietro Hermitage from Fonte d'Amore (Sulmona)
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 2 h 40 m
Interest: Religion
R6 - San Pietro Hermitage/peak of Mount Morrone from Fonte d'amore
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 5 h
Interest: Flora, Religion
R7 - From Junction R4 to Croce Hill
R7 - From Junction R4 to Croce Hill
From path R4 at Vacche Hill Refuge to Croce Hill (towards the Mount Morrone Peak)
Departure: Sentiero R4 c/o Rif. Colle delle Vacche
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 2 h
Interest: Flora, Panorama
R8 - Junction from the Ercole Curino Sanctuary to Path R6
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
Duration: 20 m
S1 - Ring route of the Cantelmo di Popoli Castle
S1 - Ring route of the Cantelmo di Popoli Castle
Departure: parcheggio c/o S.S. Tiburtina
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 30 m
Interest: Flora, Panorama
S2 - From the Cantelmo di Popoli Castle to the junction with Path P
Typology: On foot, By bike, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 20 m
S3 - White Fir Path
White Fir Path (Corfinio - Roccacasale)
Departure: Tre Cese (Corfinio)
Typology: On foot, On horseback
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h 10 m
Interest: Flora
T1 - From Rivisondoli to Roccapia
T1 - From Rivisondoli to Roccapia
Departure: Rivisondoli
Typology: On foot, By bike
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 5 h
Interest: Flora, Panorama
T2 - From Fonte Pacile to Mount Rotella
T2 - From Fonte Pacile to Mount Rotella
From Libertà Path (Cansano) to the Mount Rotella Peak
Departure: sentiero della Libertà (Cansano)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 3 h 50 m
Interest: Flora
T3 - From Pescocostanzo (Vallefura Cable Car) to junction T1
T3 - From Pescocostanzo (Vallefura Cable Car) to junction T1
From Pescocostanzo (at ski lifts) to junction T1 on Mount Rotella Ridge
Departure: Parcheggio degli impianti Vallefura
Typology: On foot, By bike
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 45 m
T4 - From Aceretta to junction T2
T4 - From Aceretta to junction T2
From Fonte Fredda (Pescocostanzo) to Pietramaggiore
Departure: Fonte Fredda (Masseria Calabrese)
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 1 h
Interest: Flora, Panorama

Bridle path

Horse riding is one of the best way to discover the landscapes and the atmosphere of Majella National Park. The itineraries are all conceived to visit the less known aspects of the Park, i.e. the transhumance civilisation, taking care of the protection both of the area and of the horsemen.

Bridle Path
Bridle Path
HT1 - Piano d'Orta (Bolognano) / San Vittorino (Caramanico Terme)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: III Average
Duration: 4 h 30 m
Interest: Flora, Wildlife, Panorama
HT2 - San Valentino / Decontra (Caramanico)
HT2 - San Valentino / Decontra (Caramanico)
Departure: San Valentino in A. C.
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: II easy
Duration: 3 h
Interest: Panorama
HT3 - Abbateggio / Decontra (Caramanico)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: II easy
Duration: 1 h 30 m
Interest: Panorama
HT4 - San Vittorino (Caramanico) / Sant'Eufemia a Majella
HT4 - San Vittorino (Caramanico) / Sant'Eufemia a Majella
Departure: Casa del Barone - San Vittorino
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: III Average
Duration: 2 h 30 m
Interest: Panorama, History
HT5 - Lama Bianca Circuit
HT5 - Lama Bianca Circuit
Departure: Giardino Botanico D. Brescia, Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: III Average
Duration: 4 h 30 m
Interest: Panorama
HT6 - Campo di Giove - Lama Bianca
HT6 - Campo di Giove - Lama Bianca
Departure: Lago Ticino (Campo di Giove)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: IV difficult
Duration: 5 h
Interest: Flora, Wildlife
HT7 - Cansano - Campo di Giove
HT7 - Cansano - Campo di Giove
Departure: Stazione Ferroviaria (Cansano)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: II easy
Duration: about 1h 45'
Interest: Flora, Panorama
HT8 - Sulmona - Cansano
HT8 - Sulmona - Cansano
Departure: c/o Cimitero (Sulmona)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: III Average
Duration: about 2h 45'
Interest: Flora, Wildlife, Panorama, History
HT9 - Marane Connection - Libertà Path (Sulmona)
HT9 - Marane Connection - Libertà Path (Sulmona)
Departure: frazione Marane (Sulmona)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: II easy
Duration: 2 h 30 m
Interest: History
HT10 - Popoli - Sulmona (Marane)
HT10 - Popoli - Sulmona (Marane)
Departure: ingresso Gole di Popoli
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: IV difficult
Duration: 9 h 30 m
Interest: Panorama
HT11 - Morrone Variant
HT11 - Morrone Variant
Departure: c/o Rifugio Il puzzacchio (Roccacasale)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: IV difficult
Duration: 3 h
HT12 - Quarto S. Chiara - Campo di Giove
HT12 - Quarto S. Chiara - Campo di Giove
Departure: Quarto S. Chiara (Palena)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: III Average
Duration: 2 h 30 m
Interest: Panorama
HT13 - Cansano - Quarto S. Chiara
HT13 - Cansano - Quarto S. Chiara
Departure: Stazione Ferroviaria (Cansano)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: IV average
Duration: 5 h
Interest: Flora, Wildlife, Panorama
HT14 - Pietransieri - Fonte Cernaia
HT14 - Pietransieri - Fonte Cernaia
Departure: Pietransieri (Roccaraso)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: IV difficult
Duration: 1 h 30 m
Interest: Flora, Panorama
HT15 - Valle del Sole - Quarto S. Chiara
HT15 - Valle del Sole - Quarto S. Chiara
Departure: Valle del Sole (Pizzoferrato)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: IV difficult
Duration: 4 h 30 m
Interest: Flora, Wildlife, Panorama
HT16 - Monti Pizzi Circuit
HT16 - Monti Pizzi Circuit
Departure: Valle del Sole (Pizzoferrato)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: IV difficult
Duration: 5 h
Interest: Geology, Panorama
HT17 - Pian dell'Orso - Passo San Leonardo
HT17 - Pian dell'Orso - Passo San Leonardo
Departure: Area Faunistica Camoscio Appenninico (Pacentro)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: III Average
Duration: around 0h 50'
Interest: Panorama
HT18 - Gamberale - Palena
HT18 - Gamberale - Palena
Departure: Campo Sportivo (Gamberale)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: III Average
Duration: 5 h
Interest: Flora, Panorama
HT19 - Palena - Campo di Giove
HT19 - Palena - Campo di Giove
Departure: Museo dell'Orso (Palena)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: IV difficult
Duration: around 2h 50'
Interest: History
HT20 - Roccamorice - Decontra (Caramanico)
HT20 - Roccamorice - Decontra (Caramanico)
Departure: Macchie di Coco (Roccamorice)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: IV difficult
Duration: 6 h
Interest: History
HT21 - Abbateggio - Macchie di Coco (Roccamorice)
HT21 - Abbateggio - Macchie di Coco (Roccamorice)
Departure: Colle Cocilieri (Abbateggio)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: III Average
Duration: 2 h
HT22 - Pretoro - Passo Lanciano
HT22 - Pretoro - Passo Lanciano
Departure: Ingresso Pretoro - Loc. Calvario (Pretoro)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: III Average
Duration: 4 h
Interest: Panorama
HT24 - Fara San Martino - Pennapiedimonte
HT24 - Fara San Martino - Pennapiedimonte
Departure: Parco Sorgenti del Verde (Fara San Martino)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: III average
Duration: 3 h
Interest: History
HT25 - Lama dei Peligni - Fara San Martino
HT25 - Lama dei Peligni - Fara San Martino
Departure: Area Faunistica Camoscio (Lama dei Peligni)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: III Average
Duration: 2 h
Interest: Panorama
HT26 Fonte della Noce - Lama dei Peligni
HT26 Fonte della Noce - Lama dei Peligni
Departure: Rifugio Fonte della Noce (Lettopalena)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: III Average
Duration: 3 h
Interest: Panorama
HT27 Popoli - Tocca da Casauria - Musellaro
HT27 Popoli - Tocca da Casauria - Musellaro
Departure: Località Tre Cese (Popoli)
Typology: On horseback
Difficulty Level: IV hard
Duration: 4 h 30 m
Interest: Panorama

Mountain bike Itineraries

The Majella National Park is carrying out a review of the entire network of mountain bike itineraries. The planning of mountain bikes paths has also involved all existing bodies (Amateur Sports Associations) related to this activity, in a partnership between both the public and private sectors.

Further information
Mountain bike Itineraries
MTB 3: Anello di Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Easy
MTB 4: Passo San Leonardo Ring Route
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Easy
MTB 5: Passo San Leonardo
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Difficult
MTB 6: Roccacaramanico
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Easy
MTB 7: Fonte della Fratta
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Medium
MTB 8A: La Fonticella
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Medium
MTB 8B: Grotta dei Lucidi
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Difficult
MTB 9: Botanical Garden
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Difficult
MTB 10: San Giacomo (Sant'Eufemia a Maiella)
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Medium
MTB 30 Valle delle Monache (Guardiagrele)
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Easy
MTB 31 Piana delle Mele
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Easy
MTB 32 Grande Faggio
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: intermediate
MTB 33 San Giovanni Waterfall
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Very difficult
MTB 34 Piana della Civita
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Very difficult
MTB 35a Path Italy
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Difficult
MTB 35b Variant Path Italy
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Very difficult
MTB 36 Panoramica
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: Very difficult
MTB 37 Taglialegna
Typology: By bike
Difficulty Level: difficult

Sentiero Italia CAI

Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: On foot
Interest: Panorama
(SI P05) Campo di Giove - Roccacaramanico
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: On foot
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: On foot
(SI P07) Jaccio Grande Refuge - Popoli
Departure: Rifugio Jaccio Grande
Map with georeferenced itinerary
Typology: On foot

The Celestine Way

The great 6-day itinerary to discover the hermitages of Pope hermit

Celestino V and Abruzzo. It is undeniable that the figure of the poor hermit Pietro da Morrone who, at the end of 1200 became Pope with the name of Celestino V, belongs, with all his human and religious life, to the identity heritage of all of us in Abruzzo. The fresh recognition by UNESCO of Celestinian Forgiveness as an Intangible Heritage of Humanity further increases our responsibility in worthily cultivating the memory of this great person who distinguished himself in life for difficult and often innovative choices for the dictates of the Church of the time.

The Way is 90 km long. divided into 6 stages.
It is entirely covered on foot on the Official Path Network of the Park, following the paths that, in all probability, Pietro used to move from one hermitage to another, from one valley to another.
In reality, in the early years the Way coincided entirely with the now historic Sentiero dello Spirito (trail sign S) which, however, has two extremely demanding stages that pass through the summit of Mount Morrone (2,061 m.) And the steep Rava dell'Avellana in the Orfento Valley.
Further information
The Celestine Way
The Celestine Way
From Sulmona to Pacentro through the Peligna Valley
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 5 h
Interest: Religion, History
From Pacentro to Caramanico Terme through the San Leonardo Pass
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 6 h 30 m
Interest: Religion, History
From Caramanico Terme to Decontra through the Orfento Valley
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EEA - For expert hikers
with equipment
Duration: 6 h
Interest: Religion, History
From Decontra to Fonte Tettone through the Maielletta meadows
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 7 h
Interest: Religion, History
From Fonte Tettone to Macchie di Coco for the Macchia di Abbateggio
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 5 h 30 m
Interest: Religion, History
From Macchie di Coco to Serramonacesca through the S. Angelo Valley
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
Duration: 6 h
Interest: Religion, History
From Morronese Abbey towards the peak of Mount Morrone
From Morronese Abbey towards the peak of Mount Morrone
A Variation
Departure: Badia Morronese
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 9 h
Interest: Religion, History
From Decontra to Macchie di Coco through Pianagrande and Buglione Valley
Typology: On foot
Difficulty Level: EE - For expert hikers
Duration: 8 h 30 m
Interest: Religion, History

4-Legged Paths

In the Majella National Park, as in all Italian national parks, dogs are not always allowed on the path network. Actually, in Zone A, you are not allowed to enter with your four-legged friends and, more generally, with all pets.
Pets may encounter wildlife which, even if not directly attacked by the animal, may suffer great stress; the mere presence of your friend would actually alarm the wild animals.
In any case, you can enter the part of the path network not included in Zone A of the Majella National Park with your four-legged friends.

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