Into the wild - the 1 million star night

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    starting from € 100,00


Food Valley Travel

A two-day trekking on the Parma Apennines between the altitude blooms and pastures of wild horses.


The route will cross one of the most suggestive corners of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park, to discover the now extinct lakes of glacial origin. Four lakes resting in enchanted basins, this is the kingdom of tritons, but also of foxes, wolves and nocturnal birds of prey that will rock us overnight in our tented camp on the lake shore. We will learn simple bivouac techniques in a remote environment as modern trappers to discover the ridge crest, from here you can enjoy an incredible and boundless view over the entire Lunigiana up to the Ligurian Sea, a unique panorama that will take your breath away.

This is a journey of discovery in your wildest self, a total immersion in nature to find the rhythms that the forest itself imposes on us.
The tented camp independently allows you to eliminate everything superfluous in a path of rediscovery of the essentials: the lack of electricity, running water and discounted comforts in everyday life, in the woods they will acquire their true value. A two days in full respect of nature, with hiking, nights in tents and collection of the products of the forest to minimize our ecological footprint on the planet in a Green weekend with minimal impact and maximum fun.

Into the Wild is proposed in three different variations according to intensity levels:
• Soft - families or for those who are first experience
• Medium - for the more adventurers
• Hard - challenging with remote survival techniques

Into the Wild Soft
Day 1: Meeting at 2.00 pm at the Pratospilla Refuge - Monchio delle Corti (PR).
Excursion with orientation and cartography techniques to reach the camp.
We will cross places full of history and legends to reach the first of the 19 lakes of the Regional Park. Here the equipment for the assembly of the field awaits us: tents, grids, mattresses, sleeping bags.
The dinner cooked on the lakeside barbecues and the starry sky will be the backdrop for the first night in the woods.
Length 2 km
Difference in altitude 100 m
Duration 2 hours (stops included)

Day 2: The morning lights indicate that it is time to prepare breakfast, still immersed in the woods we will enjoy an excellent coffee to give us the right energy for the day.

After dismantling the field, we start to discover the altitude landscapes, between peat bogs and heather expanses among crystal clear streams where we can immerse ourselves in unspoiled nature that only the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines can offer.
Length 5 km
Difference in altitude 300 m
Duration 4 hours (stops included)

Into the Wild Medium
Day 1: Meeting at 1.00 pm in the square of Rigoso (PR) and distribution of the equipment.
Excursion with sections off the path through ancient charcoal kilns and ancient mule tracks to reach the camp site. We will tent the curtains among centuries-old beech trees in a forest rich in history and mysticism. Here we will create a hearth using the flares to warm up the night and cook dinner. The intricate forest prevents us from seeing the stars but the singing of the tawny owl and the small dormice will accompany us until the morning.
Length 3 km
Difference in altitude 200 m
Duration 2.5 hours (stops included)

Day 2: Breakfast and dismantling of the camp. After stocking up on spring water we will set off to discover two lakes that are not very popular with tourist routes but are unique in their kind. Two precious jewels set in the mountains where the "dragon cubs" still survive to indicate the purity of these waters.
We will go up to the coast of the mountain where the ridge slopes down to the valley without ever leaving the forest and then begins to descend in altitude and take us to the ancient Via di Linari, a route for pilgrims and brigands to Tuscany. We will touch a third lake now extinct and then return to Rigoso between stories of wayfarers and border life.
Length 6 km
Difference in altitude 300 m
Duration 4 hours (stops included)

Into the Wild Hard
Day 1: Meeting at 2.00 pm in the equipped area at Lago Ballano - Monchio delle Corti (PR).
The first excursion will take us, after taking a substantial supply of water and all the equipment with us, to the first altitude lake where we will camp for the night choosing the most suitable area where to set up our tents. We will evaluate the conditions of the wind, the ground, any critical issues, and we will learn to manage the unexpected events of a night in the environment. We will light the fire using natural flintlocks and triggers while the amphitheatre of the forest will allow us to observe the magnificent starry vault that, far from light pollution, will show us with a million stars.
Length 4 km
Difference in altitude 300 m
Duration 2.5 hours (stops included)

Day 2: After dismantling the field, without leaving a trace of our passage, we will leave for the ridge. A fresh spring gushing from the rock will allow us to refresh our bottles before arriving at the breath-taking view of the ridge. Other small altitude lakes will alternate between the peaks, unforgettable panoramas of intense greens and blues are the masters beyond the edge of the forest: we are on path 00, the Alta Via dei Parchi, from which the gaze sweeps over Tuscany to the sea Ligure. A quiet descent between peat bogs and expanses of wild heather will take us back to the start to greet us on the next adventure.
Length 10 km
Difference in altitude 400 m
Duration 6 hours (stops included)

• guided accompaniment, technical assistance with an Environmental Hiking Guide

• supply of materials and equipment: tent, sleeping bag, mattress and sharpening steels provided by the guide.
• Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

• Layered clothing (warm for the night, light during the day), hiking socks and boots, breathable material jacket, rain gear, fleece, hat, trekking poles, water bottle of at least 1.5 l, sunscreen, are recommended. sunglasses, personal material for the night, headlamp, power bank, lunch and dinner and packed breakfast.

ADULT price from 13 years:
1 person -> € 120.00 per person
from 2 to 3 people -> € 115.00 per person
from 4 to 6 people -> € 105.00 per person
from 7 to 8 people -> € 100.00 per person

CHILD price from 6 to 12 years:
from 1 to 3 people -> € 85.00 per person
from 4 to 6 people -> € 80.00 per person
from 7 to 8 people -> € 70.00 per person

+ TOTAL FIXED FEE for reimbursement of guide expenses: € 30.00

• Tent for 2 people -> € 25.00
• 1 sleeping bag -> € 15.00
• 1 Mattress and pillow -> € 10.00
• 1 Backpack -> € 10.00
• 1 pair of trekking poles -> € 10.00

- No penalty up to 8 days before the tour;
- From 7 to 3 days before the tour: 50% penalty;
- 48 hours before the tour: 70% penalty;
- 24 hours before the tour: 100% penalty.

Last update 10/12/2021

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