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August down by the river #2 - the revenge

Hosted by the Consul of the Florence Hiking & Weekend Trips Group
Sports & Leisure
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 26 Aug 08:00 - 18:00

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Dear all,

for those who are back in town and have to recover from a stressful vacation in some crowded Italian beach, here's the second opportunity in August to refresh your body and mind in a hidden Tuscany gem.

From the carpark at Scalvaia (SI), we will walk backward for Protected content until the beginning of the path (right side of the road, Protected content a.s.l.).
For 4 km the path is a dirt road going softly up and down.
It is mostly in the shade of the typical Mediterranean woodlands, but sun exposed for a few hundreds meters.
The path goes along the Poderone farm turning to the right still along the property.
As soon as we pass Slargo di Croce a Consoli (3.5 km) - a wide area used for gathering the harvested timber and firewood - after Protected content , we will turn to the right, passing by a green gate.

From now on the turning path will go down to the Farma river (2.4 km), firstly to the ancient Ferriera – an iron production factory dated back to the XIII century, though nowadays clearly abandoned.
Now the path is mostly flat and follows the river. Indeed, after a few hundreds meters Protected content , it is possible to see the rests of the ancient dam Protected content a.s.l.) used to regulate the water flow to the water mill. Continuing on the path for about 1 km, we finally reach the famous Canaloni di Torniella Protected content a.s.l.), the incredible rocks eroded by the Farma waters since millions of years. A refreshing bath is mandatory here!

After the bath, we will take the way back to Scalvaia. First we follow the path n. Protected content about 2 km toward the main provincial road. Then, about 30 m from the second cross of dirt roads, we take a path to the right which goes for 2 km upward until the village of Scalvaia Protected content the elevation difference).

Total length: 11 Km
Actual journey time: approx. 3 1\2 h
Difference in altitude: approx Protected content
Duration: daytrip (packed lunch by the participants)
Indispensable equipment: hiking boots or threaded sole shoes, water supply (1,5 l minimum), sunscreen, swimming suit, towel and slides.
Recommended equipment: long pants for protection against low vegetation and bugs, hiking poles, camera.

As usual, we will go out on a Saturday, to avoid traffic and crowds and also to have the possibility to rest the day after.

We will be together with an environmental guide, who will explain more about the flora, the fauna, the geology and the history of this place.

If you want to spend an adventurous, carefree day amidst nature, walk and take pictures together with a bunch a people who love doing the same, this is your opportunity!

I look forward to receiving your confirmations!
Pls contact me privately to let me know your Whatsapp contact and if you have seats available in your car for carpooling.