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Tuscany Mountain Walks

Monte Tambura from Arnetola

(Anybody choosing to follow this walk does so at their own risk and is entirely responsible for their own safety)

 

Car Journey from Villa

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Reference Material

 

 

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Main Roads
Minor Roads

One-Way Journey Time
19 mi E on SS63 then SS445 to Casola
16 mi S via Minucciano, Gromolazzo & Vagli Sopra to Arnetola quarry area
1:20

Tuscany North Book
Bocchi Book

Map details

Walk 35, P 116
P 117

Carta del Sentieri e Rifugio No. 101/102
 

Recommended Route Description

 

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Overview
The Recommended Route is exactly as per the Tuscany North book. It is a "There & Back" walk comprising an ascent to the ridge and a ridge walk/scramble to reach the summit.

Detail
From the junction of the minor road and the quarry road, drive along the quarry road for 200m to a small car park on the right. From here take path 35, which initially climbs steeply soth-westwards through woodlands to rejoin the old quarry road after 0.6 miles.
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After some 800m of this fairly gradual ascent, with increasingly spectacular views back over the Arnetola valley,  Blue 
                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
                  
          
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          Photos  to the summit (250m in 0.5 miles). There is some mild exposure on the ridge.

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Statistic Recommended Route Variation 2 - adds a Via Ferrata Variation 2
Walk Style Out & Back Circular  

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Walk Description

As Above

After the first mile, turn left off path 35 onto path 146, Blue 
                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
                  
          
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Altough not shown on the map, path 146 splits into two separate paths during its final approach to the ridge.

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(Note: The L fork of path 146 rises to reach a dangerous, unserviced and unusable Via Ferrata which traverses S beneath the Sella ridge for over 1 mile)

 

Walk Start Arnetola, beyond Vagli Sopra Arnetola, beyond Vagli Sopra  

Paths Used

Quarry Road(T), 35(E), 148(E) Quarry Road(T), 35(E), 146(E), VF(EE), 148(E)  
Walk Grade EE EE  
Scramble/VF Dist (metres) 500, along summit ridge 300 VF + 500, along summit ridge  
Scramble/VFGrade E EEA  
Maximum Height (metres) 1895 1895  
Flat Speed (mph) 2.0 2.0  
Walk Distance (miles) 7.4 7.1  
Walk Ascent (metres) 1095 1095  
Walk Time 5:30 5:36  
Rest Recommendation Lunch on the summit Lunch on the summit  
Rest Time 1:00 0:54  
Total Hill Time 6:30 6:30  
Total Trip Time (Villa to Villa) 9:10 9:10

 

Leave Papavero @ 08:30 8:30  
Return to Papavero @ 17:40 17:40  

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