Alpi Apuane

Apuane Trekking

The Apuane are the terrace on Tuscany coast and the regional park, that protects and contains them, represents for trekking lovers the possibility to satisfy many expectations. The trekking will be more or less of 5 or 6 hours per day, effectively walk, and 500 meters of difference in level, long easy paths. Trekkers have the service of full board at the refuges, and of bus transfer to reach, at the end of the tour, your own cars.

Day 1: Arrival at the hotel and meeting with the guide, presentation of the trekking program. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: meeting with the guide at Metato and control of material. Transfer by bus at the beginning of the trekking. From the south headlands of Apuane chain, passing under Mount Prana (1000m), Foce del Termine, Alto di Matanna, we reach then the refuge Forte dei Marmi (865m). Packed lunch. This Area is characterised by the geomorphology of Mount Procinto, of Mount Nona and of Grotta all'Alpe. Arrival at the refuge, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Breakfast at the refuge. We leave this place to go through an air itinerary, long easy and famous summits, like the group of Panie. We will see original morphological manifestations, but commons in the Apuane, like Mount Forato (1223m). The horizon, watching at 360, will embrace the islands of Arcipelago Toscano till the Alpi Marittime, the Appennino Tosco Emiliano, The Massaciuccoli's Lake. Packed lunch. In the night we will be hosted by the Refuge of Freo. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Breakfast at the refuge. This is the longest and hardest walk of the all trekking. We'll pass just down of summits like Mount Corchia, that is has one of the most extended karst of Europe, The Mount Altissimo and Mount Tambura with its sides full of "doline". We will meet phantom villages testifying historical works that are going to disappear now, and we will run through paths in the middle of woods with numerously streams. Packed lunch. We will reach then the beautiful refuge Conti, on the south side of Mount Tambura. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Breakfast at the refuge. A very relaxing part of trekking. Long the paths beginning from the refuge Conti we reach directly the Passo della Tambura (1620m) and from here till its summit (1890m). The panorama is satisfying long all the path and leaves us the possibility of going through the summit of Mount Pisanino (the Highest summit of Apuane with its 1946m). Packed lunch. We will reach, at last, the refuge of Orto di Donna. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: Breakfast at the refuge. We reach Foce a Giovo at 1500m, in a fantastic position between the valleys of Vinca and Orto di Donna. The panorama is on all the northern part of Apuane. From Foce to Giovo we go on for half coast, in the middle of fresh woods, till the vision of the caves of Campo Cecina (the worlds biggest basin of marble). Packed lunch. From here a short itinerary will bring us to the refuge Carrara, where a transport will bring us to Metato, starting place of all the march. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Breakfast and transfer to Versilia, go to the hotel and then free visit of the litoral and of the typical cities of the zone. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8: Breakfast at the hotel and departure.


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