With this stage our adventure in the Apuan Alps is brought to an end; other peaks await us, close but diverse in their conformation, their profiles, their colours and scents. There are 2 possible routes to reach the plateau of Argegna, with the wide meadows that surround the white shrine of Madonna della Guardia.
The first one, the quickest, from Foce della Rifogliola through wide chestnut woods leads us first into Perdetola where the farm holiday “Da Pasquino” may convince you to stop for an unprogrammed stop, then Albiano and Foce dei Carpinelli and finally Argegna.

Short variant: average walking time 3.30 hrs

The second one, from Foce della Rifogliola, descends to the village Gramolazzo (anyone who wishes to stay one more night on the Apuan side, has the possibility to stay in the hotels or in the campsite Lago Apuane).
The route goes on to Agliano, Castagnola, Prati di Debbia where the footpath joins the trail that from Piazza al Serchio reaches Capoli and Giuncugnano. One last upwards slope before arriving to the plateau of Argegna from where it is possible to admire one of the best panoramas of the route.

Overnight stay:
Sanctuary  of Argegna – Casa del Pellegrino tel +39 335 6508842 (open April – October)
Campsite Argegna +39 (0)583 611182 (open all year around)
Possibility of overnight stay also in the hotels of the Passo dei Carpinelli.

Nearby overnight stay:

Mini Hotel– Gramolazzo tel +39 (0) 610153
Hotel Riva del Lago 
– Loc. Rimessa di Agliano tel +39 (0)583 610086
Holiday House Ester – Lago di Gramolazzo tel +39 348 7450749
Campsite Lago Apuane
– Loc. Foresto di Gorfigliano tel +39 (0)583 1807364
Hotel Belvedere
 – Passo dei Carpinelli tel +39 (0)583 611043
Farm House Cilla 
– Giuncugnano tel +39 347 591 0044
Farm House Il Noce – Varliano tel +39 (0)583 600603

Walking Time: 6.30 hrs
Lenght: 21 Km
Elevation gain:
↑ Uphill 530 m
↓ Downhill 600 m
Difficulty: Medium level

Santuario Argegna