"Orto di Donna" and the wild Apuan
Technical loop itinerary on the Apuan Alps, reserved for expert hikers

The valley "Orto di Donna" is an authentic wild jewel set at the northern borders of the Apuan chain.

We will take a spectacular loop excursion admiring two of the most coveted peaks in these areas: Pisanino and Pizzo d'Uccello. We will go up the valley along rocky and grassy paths arriving at the Orto di Donna Refuge, a historic and fascinating garrison of the Tuscan Alps!

From here we will reach the Foce di Giovo, one of the most beautiful and spectacular places in our region: we will be in front of the calcareous pyramid of the Pizzo d'Uccello and on the other side of the valley, the king of the Apuan Alps, the Monte Pisanino.

Then we will go to the descent, which at times will be steep and bumpy, to reach the quarry below.

Technical notes:
Length: 7 km; Difference in height: 600mt+; Duration of the excursion: 5h
The excursion is suitable for hikers with good physical preparation. The path is steep and at times bumpy uphill and downhill. It is recommended for those who do not suffer from vertigo and are familiar with the alpine environment.

Clothing and equipment: Trekking shoes, layered hiking clothing, rain jacket, poles or sticks (optional), daily backpack, packed lunch, drinking water at least 1.5 litres, hat.


Prices starting from

Val Serenaia, Minucciano, LU, Italia
From 01 May 2023 to 15 October 2023
Tel.: 0583641006
Per prenotare
Prices include

Hiking guide during the whole itinerary

Supplemental charges

Everything that is not expressly indicated in the "Prices include" section

Meeting point
Meeting at 09.00, Val Serenaia di Minucciano - to reach the places of the visit you need your own vehicle
Garfagnana Experience by I Viaggi di Andrea
P.IVA: 01186580468
Piazza del Duomo, 6/7
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Tel: 0583641006