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.