3 days of walking along the Romea Strata from Montese to the Croce Arcana on the Apennines in the province of Modena
The Romea Strata is an ancient pilgrimage route that connects the Baltic Republics to Rome. Here, we will cross the Apennine section that will lead us to the Croce Arcana, crossing a territory rich in history! Amid legends, tales of Alaska, and breathtaking landscapes, we will experience 3 days dedicated to walking and camaraderie.
The meeting point is at Modena bus station, with a transfer to Querciola (departure location of the trek).
Return to Modena in the afternoon with a transfer.
DAY 1 Querciola - Fanano 11.5 km 500 mD+ 650 mD- 5h30' Transfer from Modena, departure from Querciola at 9:30 AM.
Today's route starts from a panoramic terrace offering a view of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. We will walk on paths, dirt roads, and secondary roads, passing by the fascinating Rocca Corneta and reaching Fanano in the afternoon. Lunch will be packed, with water points at Querciola and Fanano (it is essential to have 2 liters of water each). Night in Fanano with half-board treatment at Hotel Firenze.
DAY 2 Fanano - Capanno Tassoni - Arcane Cross 17 km 1260 mD+ 560 mD- 9h Breakfast at 8:00 AM, departure at 8:30 AM. We leave the village of Fanano towards Ospitale, the trail ascends quickly through the forest before continuing on the road. Short break in Ospitale (possible water resupply but not during periods of drought) and continuation, on an easy road and trail, to the Capanno Tassoni Refuge. Quick lunch at the refuge and optional excursion to the Arcane Cross. After climbing the Arcane Cross, we will return to the Capanno Tassoni Refuge where we will spend the night.
DAY 3 Capanno Tassoni - Fanano 10.5 km 150 mD+ 850 mD- 4h30' Retracing yesterday's route, we will return to Fanano. The route is mostly downhill, allowing us to loosen our legs after yesterday's ascent. Lunch at Lo Chalet in Fanano. Transfer to Modena in the afternoon.