After leaving Bologna by coach, we head towards Cavone Lake, at the foot of the mountain, where our amazing trekking tour begins.
This excursion starts with a gentle climb, passing to the edge of the lake, through isolated valleys full of chestnuts, oaks, beeches and maples, until we hit the majestic Silent Valley, gateway to the Park high altitude environments and from where, along a scenic route it will be possible to reach the top of the mountain “Corno alle Scale”.
Along the ridge path, with a 360 ° view on the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, we will reach “Duca degli Abruzzi” refuge, on the shores of the charming Lake Scaffaiolo, where we will taste the typical mountain cuisine, with polenta and tagliatelle. Let’s enjoy a relaxing time!
After this break, we will begin to descend along Val di Gorgo, walking into the woods, until we hit the spectacular Dardagna waterfalls with their seven water jumps.
After this breathtaking scenery, we will arrive at Madonna dell’Acero Sanctuary, a church with a particular mountain architecture, where our tour come to an end.
What you should bring on this hike: hiking boots, anorak, warm clothes, a backpack and extra water.
Walking grade: E
Lenght: 13 km
Difference in height: +600, -850
Walking time: 6 hours