Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga, Assergi

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The Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park is a natural park located mostly in Abruzzo, Italy. Established in 1991, it has an area of 2014km2, and it is mainly spread out across the province of Teramo, L'Aquila, Pescara, with small areas in the province of Rieti and Ascoli Piceno. The terrain is predominantly mountainous with a alpine plains.It is managed by Ente Parco Nazionale Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga, with headquarters in Assergi, L'Aquila.The Grand Highway of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park runs through the park between the Gran Sasso mountain peak and the chain known as Monti della Laga.GeographyThe park is one of the largest protected areas in Europe, and is centered around the massif of the Gran Sasso, which dominates the surrounding landscape; it rises vertically on the immense pastures of the Campo Imperatore. The land is very rocky and receives a large amount of snow and wind. The Calderone lies just beneath the tallest peak, the Corno Grande, and it is considered to be Europe's southernmost glacier. On the north side there is the profile of Monti della Laga chain, where thousands of migratory birds stop on the shores of Lake Campotosto. This area is completely covered by woods of beeches, firs, turkey oaks and chestnuts. There are over 200km of dedicated horse trails that can be used to visit the park.
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  • Not only do the mountains feel special, the roads to get up there are made for biking. They were in good condition with very little traffic. It is an adventure. Enjoy the views and as always pay atten...  more »
  • We drove through the National Park on our way from Santo Stefano di Sessiano to Castelli. We saw very few other vehicles on our way there or back, but we did see hundreds of cows, some of which were o...  more »
  • We did the day hike up to Corne Grande in the Gran Sasso national park (following the cicerone hiking guide book of Abruzzo). Stunning scenery but not an easy hike. You reach 2,900 m and the last coup...  more »
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  • A Fantastic place, impressive. A must go! Expecially by motorcycle.
  • A must see. Becareful of weather changes within a minute or two of driving. If you dont have enough time, just drive through to Campo Imperatore (30 mins one way) and if you are a fan of photography, this is your heaven.
  • Beautiful views wherever you are. Plenty of pictures will be taken even if you are just driving around.
  • Amazing views with snow capped mountains and very good scenic roads.
  • I love Gran Sasso National Park