Itinerary in the upper Valle di Vinca, in notably alpine environment and surrounded by the most well-known peaks in the northern Apuan Alps. The excursion includes CAI trails 38, 173/A, 37. From the town of Vinca (808 m), take trail 38 through the chestnut wood to a unique canyon. Take the nearby small road which leads to the Prada di Vinca and the beautiful views of the Pizzo d’Uccello, Cresta Garnenone and Monte Sagro.
Slightly further ahead at a fork in the road, you will leave trail 38 to take trail 73/A to the Capanna “Garnenone”, a retreat run by CAI Carrara located in a large pine wood at 1260 m. It intersects various other valley trails. Trail 37 run south alongside trails 173 and 186 and leads through a pine wood to the Foce di Monte Rasori (1320 m) on the main Apuan crest.
There are sweeping views of the Dolomite mountain group Garnerone-Grondilice, the island of Monte Sagro and the Versilia coastline. The hike takes 2 hours 15 minutes with an altitude difference of 550 m. The trip back to Vinca can be done in 1.5 hours with the same trails; or, in roughly 2 hours by taking trail 37 north to trail 175 which leads down to Vinca.