From Garfagnana to Bismantova

Across Appennino Tosco-Emiliano

On foot         Great Interest: Geology Great Interest: Panorama 
  • Difficulty Level: E+ - Hiking (level)+
  • Recommended Period: from June to November

Zona del Parco: Traverses

A shorter itinerary lasting 4 days and ending at the foot of the famous Pietra di Bismantova.

It is always possible to spend the night in mountain huts or hotels-mountain huts, and sometimes it is possible to split up the laps in two days. The departure point and an intermediate point (Cerreto Pass) offer hotels and hostels and are served by public means of transport also on holidays (bus or train). The arrival point requires a further day along Via Francigena to reach the public means of transport from Berceto (bus) or from Pontremoli (train).

The recommended period goes from June to October, but the mountain huts are usually open from late June to mid-September. CAI Battisti and Sarzana Mountain Huts offer a small bivouac which is always open, while along the way there are also the bivouacs Rosario and Schiaffino, and a hotel-mountain hut at Pradarena Pass. Along the alternative route to Bismantova you will find the bivouac S. Maria Maddalena, while the reference hostels and hotels are always open by previous booking.

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