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Day 2 - Snowshoeing in the Casentino

Hike: from the Mugello to Romagna via Monte Falterona

After having slept off the generous and excellent dinner consisting of authentic Romagnola cuisine washed down with some good Sangiovese, walk back along the asphalt road to Campigna and take the unpaved road that forks off on the right and begins to climb amidst the beautiful forest of fir trees. When you get to a first junction, don't cross the stream but go right along a track that climbs, steeply in places, until it narrows and then comes out in the car park for the small ski station facilities. Keep to the right along the road, which immediately becomes a well-marked cross-country ski piste that takes you to the Passo di Piancancelli (1490m). After admiring the beautiful view of the Mugello, descend along the forest road that takes you back to the Borbotto bivouac from where you started out.

* It's worth stopping off at the Osteria Il Rifugio (tel. 055/8375055) in the village of Castagno d'Andrea below, where you can sample and enjoy some good Tuscan cooking.

Access from Stia (AR) - on the S.P. no. 310 via Passo Calla for S. Sofia (FO)
from S. Sofia (FO) - on the S.P. 310 as far as Poderone - Campigna
Time required 5 hours
Difference in height 530 m.
Difficulty E, on paths and straightforward forest roads (partly marked by G.E.A. signs)
Maps   Itinerari naturalistici -S.EL.CA./ Comune di Poppi - 1.15.000 - Cartografia 1:30.000 allegata al volume G.E.A.- Multigraphic carta del Casentino - Carta del Casentino 1:50000 S.EL.C.A. - Le Mappe di Airone 1:65.000 Giorgio Mondadori
Info office of the Parco di S. Sofia (FO) - tel. +39 0543 971375

 

Text and pictures Gianfranco Bracci
Translation: Jeremy Carden


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