Excursion to Tambura Pass from Arnetola via Vandelli

Tale of a trekking excursion to Tambura Pass following the route of the Via Vandelli departing from Arnetola in the municipality of Vagli di Sotto.

Tambura Pass Apuan

Here’s one of my many trips to trekking in the mountains, this time at Tambura Pass Apuan, one of the highest mountains of the Apuan Alps with its 1891 meters of altitude. Located along the border between the provinces of Lucca and Massa Carrara is included in the territory of the Apuan Alps.

I have walked the path from Garfagnana, province of Lucca, in Arnetola, located 900 meters high, which is reached by car following the paved road, shortly after passing the village of Vagli di Sopra in the municipality of screeners Under where it is, among other things, the famous dam of the artificial lake of Screeners, created in 1947 with the damming of the waters of the stream Edron submerging the country Factories of Careggine in order to produce electricity.

For your information this lake is emptied periodically, every 12 years or more, to carry out regular maintenance of the dam, and this attracts tourists and day-trippers who want to see the country submerged, that back at that time to be back visibiile. Returning to the path marked by Cai, I followed the 35, which follows the old route of the Via Vandelli, coming abreast of Tambura where the view is spectacular, seeing is believing.