On the Garfagnana balcony – Hiking tour

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On the Garfagnana balcony – Hiking tour

Hike to Pania of Corfino summit, in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines National Park.
Nestled between the Apennines and the Apuan Alps, the Garfagnana is a valley immersed in its woods of turkey oaks, chestnuts, beeches and pines, dotted with medieval villages and fortresses and crossed by the Serchio river. On this walk you can admire the entire valley and the surrounding mountain ridges from above, and at the end stop in a charming mountain refuge.


Meeting at 9.00 a.m. at the Orecchiella visitors’ centre car park. Visit to the bear enclosure and the mountain botany garden, then hike to the summit of Pania di Corfino (1603 m), a splendid balcony over the Garfagnana with the whole scenario of the Apuan Alps in front of us. Picnic at the summit, descent to the Isera refuge, run by Francesca and Davide who will prepare a snack with local sweets and explain their experience and the naturalistic context of the Park. Return to the visitors’ centre and departure again (approx. 17.00).

ITINERARY: 8 Km (5 miles), 4 hours walk, total ascent 475 m, highest point 1603 m, on forest paths, medium height difference, rocky terrain in places, however suitable for everyone with a minimum of preparation.

WHAT TO BRING: packed lunch, day pack with at least 2 litres of water per person, waterproof jacket, trekking poles recommended, hat, wear sportswear and comfortable walking shoes.

PARTICIPANTS: min 2 / max 15 persons.

INCLUDED SERVICES: guided tour, insurance, snack and information meeting at the Isera refuge.

NOT INCLUDED: transport, packed lunch and anything not mentioned under ‘services included’.


PRICES (per person, depends on the number of participants):
2 p. … 90 € 3 p. … 60 € 4 p. … 45 € 5 p. … 36 € 6 p. … 30 € 7 p. … 26 € 8 p. … 23 € ≥ 9 p. 20 €


Booking required up to 48 hours before the date of departure.

Pierluigi Pellizzer (qualified nature and walking guide, Apennines National Park guide, fluent English speaking): tel. +39 328 5369047 – email  pierpelz@gmail.com


03 Jun 2021


Inizio Evento: 9.0 AM
Fine Evento: 5.0 PM

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  • Date
    Jun 10 2021
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