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Majella high altitudes

More than half of the Park’s territory spreads over 2000 m with desolate landscapes formed by the erosion process of the old glaciers: there are moraines, snow-covered little valleys, scree slopes, plateaus and an environment similar to the northern European tundra. Here only the living beings that can adapt to the hazardous environmental conditions can live, among them the herbaceous plants with a typical shape of small cushion or covered with thick hairs and the Dotterel, an ornithological jewel.
However the rounded peaks are accessible to everybody and from here you can enjoy beautiful panoramas, like the Gargano’s one.

Where: it is located in the Majella central area. It can be reached from north through the Blockhaus Hill, from the villages located on the western slopes of the Majella through long and difficult paths, from west through Rava di Lama Bianca and from south-west through Fonte dell’Orso, Macchia di Secine and Guado di Coccia.

Curiosity: the Apennine Chamois are the protagonists of the Park’s high altitudes, thanks to their reintroduction in 1991. They can be sighted, in particular early in the morning, near the Mount Focalone peak and on the rocky spurs of Mount Acquaviva and Murelle Peak.

Information and visit: all the Park’s Visitors and Information Centres.

Read more: the Majella rounded peaks are accessible but they require long and tiring climbs, paid off by a breathtaking panorama that you can enjoy once arrived on the peaks and that ranges over the Gargano and Conero. The Park’s Path (P) crosses all the Majella high altitudes, from Blockhaus to Guado di Coccia through Mount Amaro.

Image from the summit of Monte Amaro Image of "Anfiteatro delle Murelle" Image of "Alta Val Cannella"
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