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Exploring Michelangelo mountains

Hosted by the Consul of the Florence Hiking & Weekend Trips Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 17 Nov 08:00 - 17:00

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Dear all,

here's the description of Saturday's itinerary!

We dedicate this excursion to one of the most beautiful areas of our region, the Apuan Alps.
Starting from Protected content , through path and suggestive mule track in the middle of the forest, we will reach Foce del Frate and then climb the ridge of Mount Pelato to enjoy the breathtaking view that spans from the Ligurian Sea to the mountains and Quarries of the Apuan area.
Descending in part from the same path of the ascent, we will reach the famous Passo del Vestito to return to Protected content , from where we can enjoy the beautiful panorama on Arni and conclude our ring path.

Here's the characteristics of the trail:

Total length: about 9 km
Total climb altitude: about Protected content
Difficulty level: Medium
Actual travel time (without stops): Approximately 3,5 hours
Duration: daytrip (packed lunch by the participants).
Required equipment: Trekking boots, water (there are no supply points along the hiking route).
Recommended Equipment: Trekking sticks, clothing suitable for the season and weather. Pls note that single digit temperatures are expected and our itinerary will take place on the northern side of Mount Pelato, whose ridge is devoid of vegetation.
Therefore we recommend clothing in layers and warm, i.e. wool cap, gloves, neck warmer, fleece and windproof jacket)

Time and meeting place: at 08.00 at Protected content

Note: At the end of the excursion we may visit the Botanical Garden (additional cost of 3.00 euros per person).
It is also planned to stop for a snack at the city of Massa refuge (Pian della Fioba).