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Capodanno in a REFUGE in the Tuscan Appennini

Date: dal 31/12/2009 al 03/01/2010
Price: 210 € food and accomodation, transfer in Land Rover, discount for members
Min. participants: 15

In ‘Tuscan-Emilian Apennines; S. Pellegrino in Alpe, Castiglione G. (LU)

Some destinations and places of natural interest

The of Roots and the tops of the Tuscan-Emilian
The Museum of Life and campaign yesterday – the Giro del Diavolo
The villages of Castiglione, Pievepelago, Chiozza, Castelnuovo
Park dell’Orecchiella – Holy Lake
Lodging House-The Alpine Pradaccio. Located in a grassland area surrounded by forests of beech on the ridge with dell’Appennino broad view of the mountains north of that, the entire chain of the Apuan Alps and the wide valley of Garfagnana. The two-storey house and the attic has 50 more beds with mattresses and blankets, facilities, heating, electricity, gas, telephone, running water, connecting with radio receiver, is within walking distance on dirt road (1km). The trip is very simple, even if there is snow. In any case it is recommended to hold the bag in a backpack, tailored to their strengths, not to make the difficult journey.
Projects proposed
The residence is proposed in self-will that some leaders will coordinate and participate in the activities of the group, the kitchen and management of the house according to the regulation that characterizes it.
Excursions in the area, visit a museum ethnographic, animation and games, collaboration in the management and organization of daily life in the shelter. The next RadiciGroup Pass is equipped with ski cross country and downhill skiing.

Thursday 31 December 2009
Meeting in front of the station Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (LU); climb in the car until S. Pellegrino in Alpe and parking, delivery of rental snowshoes and then transfer baggage and people with snowshoes or skis ski mountaineering in the company of guides nature and hiking Gabriele and Luca, estimated time for the transfer 0,30 / 1:00 a.m. according to athletic preparation of each and luggage. There is no lunch on the first day. Cheap rooms.
16.30 Tea biscuits and snack cake home
19h30 Considerations on the program of days and check-up equipment
Aperitif at sunset on Apuane Alps
Cenone: click and see the menu …
Champagne and toast the New Year
Music and festivity!

Friday 01 January 2010
08h00> 09h00
Breakfast mountain
10h30> 12h30
A brief excursion Snowshoe to the meadows of St. Gemignano with Guide
13h00 Lunches
As an alternative to packed lunch for those who want to book and only opportunity to lunch at the restaurant: Emiliano typical meal at the restaurant of Prati Fiorentini (not included in the fee)
Concepts of rescue on the mountain in the absence of vision and normal route over snow (dell’ARVA use on the ground and probes for avalanche recovery with the help of a Guide) race descent with a rubber boat ( prizes for the fastest …)
Garfagnana dinner, including wine
Evening dedicated to the discovery of the territory and of the mythical “Linchetto” in the company of guides;
tasting liquor with herbs.

Saturday 02 January 2010
08h00> 10h00
Breakfast mountain
10h30> 12h30
Hike Snowshoe along the Apennine ridge on the “Giro del Diablo 13.30 Lunches / Ability to eat in refuge in case of bad weather
14.30 Visit the Museum of the Countryside and Peasant Life in Medieval and Sanctuary and / or in bad weather
17h00> 18h00
Stretching and snack
Dinner menu includes wines fixed
22h00 evening dedicated to the discovery of the territory and of the mythical “Fears and Spaur” stories and legends of Garfagnana and typical evening in the company of guides; tasting liquor with herbs.

Sunday 02 January 2010
08h00> 09h00
Breakfast buffet;
10h00> 12h00
Short and muscular awakening snowshoes in the company of a guide and visit the country
“Typical products of Tuscany”: fixed lunch menu, including wine
Back to S. Pellegrino and transfer / drop-down with the possibility of stop and visit a medieval village
Necessary equipment and recommendations
Hiking boots, not overly large backpack heavy, small backpack for hiking, water bottle, clothing suitable for the high-mountain season, sleeping bag, but if you prefer we can provide blankets and sheets (for reasons of hygiene is not allowed to sleep without pillowcase and mattress covers). For the snow: waterproof boots, overalls or waterproof clothes anyway, waterproof gloves, hat, scarf.
If you brought with you: Cross-country skiing or hiking, snowshoes, gaiters snow, tobogganing
If you come with your own car, remember to equip it against the cold and snow. (chains on board and antifreeze required)

The fee includes:
Lodging, meals from dinner on the first day at lunch on the last day, an Environmental Guide for you, transfer service in Land Rover for luggage and people to and from the railway station, for luggage to the country Refuge (provided that the snow conditions permitting passage in km).For those who were 3 days instead of 4 days is entitled to a discount of € 20 but can not use the service transfer to day other than that provided by the program. Towels and sheets are not included (sheets and snowshoes are available by reservation only)

The fee does not include:
Beverages without food; Rental equipment not prevente

Getting there

With half its S. Pellegrino is practically the watershed of the Tuscan-Emilian a 2km from the Passo delle Radici, which passes the SS 324.

From Garfagnana (LU), which arrives in Castelnuovo (from Lucca, from Batesville, the Versilia), take the SS 324, the Roots, following up the pass (where then right is the road that leads up to 2km in the country) or leaving it in Pieve Fosciana (loc. Bivio Campori 3.5 km from Castelnuovo), in a way secondary to the right that leads to Chiozza and then directly to S. Pellegrino (it’s much shorter than the SS, but fraught-up to 18% of slope-).

From prov. Modena: follow the S.S. 486 for Montefiorino, or the SS Piandelagotti 12 to Pievepelago, then leaving for SS 324 until the roots where you turn left onto S. Pellegrino (a 2km).

By train Castelnuovo is on the line Lucca – Aulla

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