On the Summit of Bolza Mount
...in the heart of the massif.
It does not seem a significant peak but, as often happens, the lesser known peaks give us some nice surprises. The top of M. Bolza dominates Castel del Monte in an absolutely unique position in the middle of the Gran Sasso Massif. The ascending is not very long but quite steep. The Top of M. Bolza is just over 1900m but, once in the ridge, the 360​​° view is astonishing. Below us the great upland of Campo Imperatore, in front of us all the highest peaks of the Gran Sasso massif and all around all the peaks of Abruzzo. Our tour comes down in Val Valianara known as the "canyon" of Campo Imperatore.


  • 1st Day
    Departure near Lake Racollo (m.1570), ascent to Sella di S. Cristoforo (1645 m) and Cima di M. Bolza (m 1927), descent - if conditions permit - along the north side up to the canyon and return to Lago Racollo. Round trip. Gap: 350 m. - Walking hours: 4 h. - Difficulty: E.


  • Backpack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Telescopic poles


  • Heavy fleece
  • Gore-Tex anorak
  • Mountain pants
  • Wool or pile hat
  • Gloves
  • Mountain socks

Inside the backpack [30/40 lt maximum]:

  • One fiber T-shirt
  • A pair of mountain socks
  • Waterproof overpants (ex: Gore-tex, pac lite, conduit, k-way)
  • Waterproof shell
  • Sunglasses and protective cream
  • Camera
  • 1 lt bottle or Thermos
  • Drinks and saline supplements
  • Energy bars
  • Packed lunch

Guide's fee, snowshoes hire.

NOT Included
Anything not specified in the issue "Included".
In case of modification of the itinerary due to causes external to the organization (adverse weather conditions, technical level of the participants, etc.) the unforeseen expenses will be debited to the participants.
Verify your equipment with the guide before the departure!!!

Cartography: Carta CAI L’Aquila – Gran Sasso d’Italia 1:25000
Hotels in the area: Castel del Monte; Calascio; Santo Stefano di Sessanio

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