Ciaspolata a Capanno Tassoni Un rifugio fuori dal tempo.

From the most popular mountain hut in Modena area to the ridges of the Apennine arch with a pleasant walk through the thick beech forest and a vast plain tinged with streams of water.
daytime snowshoeing: 8th, 22nd December, 2nd February at 9.30am
night snowshoeing: December 21st 4.30pm, February 1st 5.00pm

 From the meeting point in front of the hut we will climb up snowshoes to the feet in the thick of a luxuriant beech forest, partly following the snow-covered road or cutting into the wood, until we reach an immense meadow. We will cross streams of water that dig small canyons in the snow, we will come to admire the majesty of the ridge at the edge of the forest and if the conditions of the snow cover allow it we will reach an Alpine pass with valuable views of Upper Tuscany. Returning we will proceed zig zag freely in the beech forest, for a unique experience completely immersed in the beauty of the winter forest until we reach the starting point.
IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER: the guide reserves the right to cancel the event within the previous day or in case of unexpected extreme events.
The Guide100Fiori are professionals authorized by the Emilia Romagna Region and affiliated with AIGAE (Italian Association of Environmental Guides)  with 15 years of experience  
If you need snowshoes for hire, you can indicate this at the time of registration by specifying if you also need the sticks, you will find everything on the spot at your arrival. Once registered, a confirmation form will be sent by email upon reaching the minimum number of participants.
To allow you to snowshoe safely and to have fun the number of participants for each excursion is limited, generally it varies between a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 14 participants for each Guide.
The Guide reserves the right to evaluate risks related to particular health conditions (allergies, intolerances, pregnancy etc. that hikers are required to communicate before departure or at the time of registration) and possibly exclude a participant to preserve their safety.
Hikers are required to always remain in groups from the moment of departure to that of final greetings unless there are different agreements that can be evaluated by the Guide itself upon specific request during the journey, to maintain a respectful behaviour of the environment in which the activity and to scrupulously follow the instructions of the Guide from time to time.
The Guide reserves the right to modify routes based on weather conditions and snow cover.
Cancellation policies: once purchased the ticket cannot be refunded. For cancellations up to 48 hours before the excursion, the reservation can be used for another activity chosen among those proposed in the Modenatur trolley of equal or lower amount. For cancellations after 48 hours, the reservation can no longer be used for other services.

INFO ABOUT THE RESERVATION tel. 0592032660 (sab e dom 9.30-18) tel. 059220022 (lun-ven 9-13.30/14.30-18)

Points forts

Meeting at 9.30 am or 4.30 pm / 5.00 pm in front of the Rifugio Capanno Tassoni in Ospitale (Fanano) depending on the booked activity

Difficulty: Medium / Easy Excursion.  Suitable for children aged 8 and up used to hiking. The snowshoes can be worn by children with a foot count from 35 upwards - for footwear below 35 and above 48, please indicate when booking.

Duration (including stops): about 3 h 30 for night excursions and 4 h for day trips

Points of interest: Piana del Butale, Passo di Croce Arcana, Apennine ridge

For snowshoeing in safety and fun it is necessary to have:

  • WATERPROOF hiking boots (excluding sneakers, amphibians, various types of ankle boots, moonboot, après-ski or other unsuitable footwear)
  • trekking socks or heavy socks to exclude blisters
  • not too heavy winter trousers (ski suits should be avoided that do not breathe and generally cause sweat and discomfort
  • waterproof windbreaker
  • gloves, headgear and neck cover
  • backpack with wide and comfortable shoulder straps large enough to accommodate any extra layers of clothing along the way  
  • warm clothing, possibly breathable, arranged so as to be able to remove any layers if the weather conditions allow
  • water or hot drink (preferably in a thermal water bottle to avoid freezing) and any energy snacks as you like
  • high protection sun cream if the day is sunny
  • frontal torch in case of night or evening
  • recommended sunglasses or clear lenses for nighttime protection
  • For night-time, included in the fee, a LED frontal torch will be provided

For more information: Excursion Environmental Guides Fabio 333 5293621 Elisa 339 3480730

Cost of the guide + rental: € 27 - Guide only cost: € 18 Children (from 8 to 14 years) € 12 hire - € 9