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The Vallone delle Grottacce and the Pania di Corfino

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The Vallone delle Grottacce and the Pania di Corfino

Orario & Sede

16 Jun 2019, 08:00

Corfino, 55030 Corfino LU, Italy


Upper Serchio Valley, Garfagnana, Orecchiella Park since 2001 part of the Appenino Tosco Emiliano National Park ... ..

'' The Apennines that rise between the Tuscan sea and the plain of Emilia, breathe the air of Europe and those of the Mediterranean.

The ridge runs on the edge of 2000 meters.

It is a path, suspended between two worlds that in the 4 seasons change, overturn and regenerate colors, emotions, scents and perspectives.

A large part of Italian biodiversity is concentrated here, favored by the contiguity of the European and Mediterranean climatic zones. ... '' cit.

This would be enough to describe the day we are going to live ...

Departure from Corfino, a delightful village that stands out on the south face of its Pania at 850 m asl, in about 30 '' of climbing on a thigh-training mule track we reach the panoramic and limestone Vallone delle Grottacce, eyes open to the flight of the Eagle! Having bypassed a gendarme, placed by nature as guarding the entrance to the beech forest, we actually enter the boundary of the Park; a dip in magnificent beech woods, a sip at the Fonte dell'Amore and we arrive at Campaiana, a forest-pastoral settlement active until the last century and now a holiday resort and excellent catering ...

From here, for those who want, the climb continues to the top of the Pania, to be added 2.15 hours of extra walking between the round trip and + 200 m of positive altitude difference, between clearings and woods ... trying to see mouflons and deer ... Once the group is reunited, we return to Corfino passing through La Bandita, a panoramic terrace overlooking the Apennines and the Apuan Alps and the San Pellegrino Refuge Chapel.


Meeting point: for those coming from Pistoia at 8.00 A1 exit Chiesina Uzzanese

for those coming from Lucca at 8.30 at the Beyfin distributor in Viale Europa, 10, 55012 Capannori LU

travel by own means, we will make as few cars as possible

Difference in altitude: about + 600 m

Distance: about 12 km

Difficulty: E suitable for all hikers Duration: 5 h excluding stops Water points: source at the starting point and along the route

Equipment: trekking shoes, rain jacket, hat, 1L water, sunglasses, useful sticks, flashlight, camera and binoculars recommended

packed lunch, change to leave in the car

Cost of excursion: 15 € per person, 14-18 years 8 €

The fee includes rct insurance coverage for participants and accompaniment with an Environmental Hiking Guide enabled under the Tuscany Region law 86/2016 and under the law 4/2013 The excursion may be subject to changes in the program due to the unquestionable weather conditions Guide's judgment.

Reservations required by Saturday 15 June

Minimum participants n. 8

Info and reservations Danilo Giusti GAE

mobile 3206015541 also whatsapp



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