• Average walking time 7 hrs
  • Elevation gain uphill 660 mt
  • Elevation gain downhill 660 mt

Pania loop

Pania loop

The hiking excursion starts at the location of Piglionico. Leave your car near the small chapel, then take the CAI track n.7 to the Rifugio Rossi (Rossi Shelter – 1,15 hours) from which, take the CAI 126 directions upwards for another hour in the Vallone dell’Inferno, where you reach the top of Pania della Croce the “queen” of the Apuan Alps (1859 m. above sea level).
The track then descends to the Foce di Mosceta and the Rifugio del Freo (Del Freo Shelter). From here, take the n. 9 track and then the n. 127, which leads you back to your destination by walking around the Pizzo delle Saette.