Here is a real day of adventure in the mountains! A magnificent journey between the ancient castles of Pacentro and Roccacasale taking in the summit of Monte Morrone. Maybe the toughest stage of the Ring; a strenuous ascent and descent of the forested slopes, combined with a delightful trek above the tree line, along the beautiful skyline that overlooks Sulmona, 1,600m below.

Distance 26.1km
Total Ascent / Descent 1,888m / 2,093m
High Point 2,061m – Summit of Monte Morrone
Walking Time 8 hours
Difficulty Hard, due to the length and the climb but mostly on good tracks.

Stage 1

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