Scaloni and Mt. Vecchio

On foot         Great Interest: Panorama Great Interest: Hystory 
  • Departure: Centro visitatori Orecchiella (1,240m)
  • Duration: 7 hour/s
  • Difficulty Level: E+ - Hiking (level)+
  • Difference in height: 850m
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,983m
  • Recommended Period: from June to October
  • Localities Crossed: Orecchiella - Isera - Pania - Campaiana - Bocca di Scala - Lamarossa - Orecchiella
  • Comuni:  S. Romano, Villa Collemandina (LU)

Zona del Parco: Zone A - Orecchiella and Upper Garfagnana

Mt. Vecchio dominates Orecchiella valleys like a pyramid, dividing the valleys of Soraggio and Sassorosso, and the Scaloni, like Bocca di Scala, characterize the uphill road developing among sandstone strata. This trail used to lead the flocks to the pastures of the ridge and beyond, in Upper Val Dolo. Following the sheep tracks, you will cross the calcareous cliffs of Pania, Campaiana summer pastures, the pastures of Bocca di Scala, and Lamarossa forest, rich in springs.

Stops: restaurant with rooms at Orecchiella (+39 0583 619010), Isera Mountain Hut (18 beds and 5,000 square meters for tents, Tel. +39 0583 660203 - +39 328 8741894 - +39 339 6520948, ); seasonal trattoria in Campaiana (il Fungo +39 0583 68680)

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