Mt. Orsaro

On foot         Great Interest: Geology Great Interest: Panorama 
  • Departure: Lagdei (1,251m)
  • Arrival: Lagdei (1,251m)
  • Duration: 4 hour/s 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
  • Length: 650 km
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,831m
  • Recommended Period: from June to October
  • Localities Crossed: Lagdei - Lago Santo - M. Orsaro - Lagdei
  • Comuni: Corniglio (PR)

Zona del Parco: Zone F - Upper Val Parma, Val Cedra, and Upper Lunigiana

A classical destination for over a century in the area of Parma. Lago Santo, completed by the visit to the upstream glacial peat bogs and to the summit of Mt. Orsaro, an important mountain for its place name, is known for its important position from Cisa Pass, crossed throughout the centuries by half of the people in Europe. A journey among the geological and vegetation history of Upper Val Parma.

Stops: Lagdei Mountain Hut 1,250m, 40 beds, open in summer and during the weekends, - Mariotti Mountain Hut 1,508m (Lago Santo), 40 beds, open from June to September and during the weekends, closed in October and November, Tel. +39 0521 889334 - +39 0521 853733 - - Capanna Schiaffino al Braiola (only the shelter is always open).

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