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Reggello - Poggio Massa Nera - Capanna delle Guardie - Case S. Antonio - Reggello

An Itinerary...

On foot         Great Interest: Panorama 
  • Departure: Reggello (395m)
  • Arrival: Reggello (395m)
  • Duration: about 5-7 hours walk
  • Difference in height: about 1,000m
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,360m

Among the several itineraries of the protected area, we suggest this panoramic tour: a tiring itinerary of great landscape value. The ideal seasons to appreciate it are spring and autumn; it is advisable to avoid the warmest periods; however you can also discover it in the dry winter periods.
Walking time: about 5-7 hours; total difference in height: 1,000m.

The itinerary leaves from the town center of Reggello (395m) and leads towards Pontifogno along the CAI trail no. 15, corresponding to an ancient paved road. Go ahead along a flat trail until you reach the houses of Lavana. Go beyond them and take the CAI trail no. 14A which, with a steep slope, will lead you from 600m to the 1,071m of Poggio Massa Nera, where you will enjoy a wonderful panorama.
The itinerary continues along the CAI trail no. 14 following the ridge, using in part forest roads. Once you reach a hairpin bend (1,298m), go back to the trail and, along the mountain ridge (called "il Malpasso") you will get to Capanna delle Guardie (1,360m). After reaching the highest point of the tour, we can rapidly go down to Case S. Antonio (937m) along trail no. 15.
Now you have two possibilities: descending along the CAI trail no. 15, along the valley of Borro di Sant'Antonio, or following an alternative route (marked but with no number) leading - along a forest road - to Massa Falco (panorama), and then - along a trail - to Fornace di S. Antonio, Meriggioni Waterfall, Masino Charcoal Pile, and the valley of Borro delle Fornaci. The alternative route is longer and not recommended in case of bad weather. Both choices will lead us back to trail no. 15 and to the departure point.

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