• Average walking time 2 days
  • Elevation gain uphill 800
  • Elevation gain downhill 800

Airone 3

Airone 3

This route takes place in two days. Overnight stay is possible at Rifugio “La Foce” (tel. 340 2333806) or at Rifugio CAI “C. Battisti” (tel. 0522 897497).
From Orecchiella Visitor Centre, follow the paved road for about 1 km up to a stone drinking fountain from where keep on going on the right side following a country road for few meters. Nearby a little spring follow an easy path through beech trees and reach the wide meadows of Lamarossa Natural Reserve, where, in spring time, it’s possible to see magnificent blooms. From Lamarossa ascend up to the summit of Monte Bocca di Scala and from here, along the crest, reach the summit of Monte Prado, the highest peak of Tuscany (2054 m. a.s.l.).From the top you shortly reach the Rifugio CAI “C. Battisti” in Emilia side or the Rifugio “La Foce” in Tuscany side, overnight stay is possible.
The second day you descend along the footpath up to reach Valli Caldi where you find a little stream called Fiume a Corte. Crossing it and follow a country road which leads you back first to Casini di Corte then to Fonte dei Faggioni and the Visitor Centre.