The Orecchiella Natural Reserve

13 January 2022 9:00 - 17:00

The garden of Tuscany 

A beautiful natural reserve born in 1980 and since 2001 part of the National Park of Appennino Tosco-Emiliano (MaB Unesco Reserve). We are in the heart of Garfagnana, an amazing place for nature lovers and families with kids!


For families

The walk starts by the entrance of the Reserve, following the path we’ll discover the animals that live in the area such as deer, wolves and eagles. After the visit of the little museums we’ll walk to reach the enclousers where roe deer, muflone and bears live. This is not a zoo, all the animals have been rescued and it is impossible to let them free again. A nice day in the nature with all the family!

Distance: 5 km
Meters of ascent: 150 m+
Duration: 4 hours
Highest peak: 1200 mt.
The walk is suitable for everyone.

Intermediate

Following this itinerary it will be possible to reach the most famous peak of the Orecchiella Natural Reserve called Pania di Corfino (1603 mt slm). The path is easy, wide and safe and is also suitable for kids above 8 yo. It crosses lush green forests and reaches the summit through beautiful grazings. The view is fantastic! This is why the peak is called “the terrace of Garfagnana”.
Distance: 11 km
Meters of ascent: 150 m+
Duration: 5 hours
Highest peak: Pania di Corfino 1603 mt.
The walk is easy and suitable for everyone
The path is always well marked, on a dirt road or dirt track; there are no exposed sections or noticeable technical difficulties. The itinerary may be subject to modifications or variations at the discretion of the hiking guide.

Tour details:

Meeting point at 10 am at the Centro Visitatori of the Orecchiella Natural Reserve –  San Romano in Garfagnana (LU).
Briefing with the hiking guide and presentation of the participants.
Departure of the walk, packed lunch, return to the starting point. Possibility of a snack break at the  Ristorante Orecchiella.

Equipment:

For these experiences it’s required a basic mountain kit: Mountain boots or trail running shoes, backpack, weather-appropriate clothing (moisture-wicking clothes and rain jacket), water, snack or packed lunch.

Price:

From 1 to 4 participants: 150 €
From 5 to 15 participants: 180 €

Info and booking:

Reservation required!
Fill out the form to the side for direct booking or feel free to contact us for further information.

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