Le Capanne Celtiche (Doccia)

From the small village in the municipality of Fiumalbo, made famous by the Celtic Huts, habitational features that testify the passage of Nordic populations in the Apennines.
DATES: December 24th and February 14th

We will climb to the foot of Monte Cimone, among forests of centuries-old beech trees and lush fir forests. At night we will reach a vast plain favorable to the observation of the starry sky, in daylight an extremely panoramic point that, on the clearest days, will allow us to see the peaks of the Alps and the Prealps and a large part of the Po plain to the Venetian Lagoon.

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 in the territory.
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 in peace and fun the number of participants for each excursion is limited, generally it varies between a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 14 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 behavior 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.

Points forts

Meeting point: Doccia di Fiumalbo parking https://goo.gl/maps/T77aZtcpDNmqAduX7

Difficulty: Medium / Easy Excursion (E) 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

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
  • winter trousers that are not too heavy (ski suits should be avoided that do not breathe and generally cause sweat and discomfort, preferably breathable tights if we are chilly) possibly breathable integrated with gaiters or alternatively waterproof winter trousers
  • 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 (walking is warm and often you take off your jacket or sweatshirts)
  • 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