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Via ferrata on Mount Procinto in the Apuan Alps

Via ferrata on Mount Procinto in the Apuan Alps

6 hours



From 4 to 5


  • Climb to the summit of Monte Procinto and enjoy an extraordinary landscape of the Apuan Alps and the Versilia sea.
  • Tackle the via ferrata even if you are a beginner, with the help of a certified mountain guide.
  • A new way to discover the beauty of the area: fun, excitement and contact with nature.

Your guide

Roberto V.

An Alpine Guide since 1997, I am a National Alpine Guide Instructor for training courses, where I teach how to approach the mountains with safety and respect. My passion for finding new routes has led me to open a thousand mountaineering routes around the world.

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Full description

If you are looking for postcard views, if you are hungry for breathtaking views, if you want to experience the thrill of heights, this is the activity for you! The via ferrata on Monte Procinto, in the heart of the Apuan Alps, is a spectacular route that is also suitable for those who are new to via ferrata climbing.

Once you reach the summit, more than 1,000 metres above sea level, you will be greeted by a panorama of extraordinary beauty, overlooking the Southern Apuan Alps and the sea of Versilia: a spectacle that will magnificently repay the effort of the climb!

The route is easy and does not present any particularly demanding technical passages. However, it is good to know that some points are particularly exposed. But don't worry, our mountain guide will always be at your disposal to guarantee you the best experience in total safety!

What we will do

We will meet in Camaiore, in the province of Lucca, and from there we will drive to the village of Stazzema (if the number of participants allows it, we will use the vehicle provided by the mountain guide). At this point, the actual trail will begin.

In about an hour's walk along woodland paths, we will arrive at the beautiful Forte dei Marmi Refuge. From here, after another 20 minutes of walking, we will reach the starting point of the via ferrata. We will have a short briefing on the activity, the guide will help us put on our equipment and explain the correct behaviour to adopt during the ascent. After that, we will be ready to venture onto the via ferrata!

The via ferrata route runs quite directly up the rock face, covering a height difference of around 150 metres, fully equipped and easy to climb. The activity lasts 6 hours in total, of which about 3 will be spent climbing up and down the via ferrata.

On reaching the summit of Monte Procinto we will take a photo stop, enjoy the view until we have had enough, and then descend along the same route. Before returning to the cars, we will take a break for refreshments: it will be possible to take a light packed lunch or eat at the Forte dei Marmi Refuge.

Who it is aimed at

Adults and children over the age of 8 may participate. Good physical condition, a minimum of training but no particular technical skills are required. Please note that the course, although easy, is exposed to the void in some places.

Other information

Attention. You must arrive at least 15 minutes before the time chosen for the activity.

Recommended clothing

Hiking shoes and seasonal sportswear

Don't forget to bring

  • water bottle
  • energy snacks
  • waterproof jacket
  • light gloves (optional)

What is included

  • Mountain Guide
  • Equipment (helmet, harness, via ferrata kit)
  • Lunch

How it works

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  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Camaiore, Lucca

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is moderate. You get a full refund if you cancel within 8 days from the activity start date. Within 7 and 5 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

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