Ring of Monte Forato
Monte Forato, with its 1223 meters of height, is not one of the highest mountains of the Apuan Alps, but it’s certainly the most particular. The great arc of rock is in fact a unique feature among the beautiful peaks that divide the Garfagnana from Versilia.
Our route starts from the characteristic village of Fornovolasco, overlooked by the Queen of the Apuan Alps, the Pania della Croce. A circular route will lead us to go up, first, along the ancient salt road up to Foce di Petrosciana from where we will be able to admire another particular Apuan peak, Mount Procinto and its characteristic cylindrical shape.
Leaving the small pass that descends towards Versilia we continue our route along a beautiful and scenic ridge with splendid views of the Tyrrhenian coast and other beautiful peaks such as Mount Cross.
We’ll soon leave the ridge and enter a beautiful beech forest. The arc of Mount Forato will appear suddenly, leaving us to see the sea in the distance.
After a lunch break in front of the arch, we’ll start the descent along a path that will give us other beautiful views of the Pania della Croce and in the distance the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.
Duration: Full day – 6 hours
Difficulty / Commitment: 6 (on a scale from 1 to 12).
Path that provides from 4 to 5 hours of walking with a fair difference in altitude on terrain at times challenging.
Meeting place: Fornovolasco
Meeting time: 9,30 a.m.
Difference in height: ↑ ↓ 700
Lunch: packed lunch (not included)
Minimum number of participants: 2
Accompanying person: Environmental excursion guide
Required clothing: hiking boots, small backpack (25/30 liters), waterproof jacket, sportswear
What to bring: Trekking boots, 25/30 liters backpack, 1 dry T-shirt, Waterproof jacket in case of rain, Sun protection (cream, glasses, hat), Water bottles (enough to hold at least 2 liters on the hottest summer days), Packed lunch, Shirt
Cost: € 65.00 per person
In case of adverse weather conditions or if the minimum number of 2 participants is not reached, the excursion will be cancelled
- May 13 2022
- All Day