GOOD RULES TO VISIT STRETTI DI GIAREDO
Stretti di Giaredo are a marvellous fluvial gorge located among Pontremoli and Zeri in Alta Lunigiana. You can easily reach them by car, and a tour of the Stretti will stand you open mouthed. For that reason and thanks to a growing attention caused by social networks and by the spread of beautiful pictures, over recent years they have been visited by an increasingly large number of tourists, especially during the warmer months of the year.
Is it possible to do an excursion autonomously or with the guides of Sigeric with the proposal “Stretti di Giaredo Adventure” which guarantees the support of professional nature and alpine guides and provides you wetsuit, helmet and life jacket.
This excursion is better because it is in safety and it has a conscious and respectful approach to this place which is, above all, a Site of Community Interest.
Anyway, if you prefer to visit the place autonomously, it is very important to observe some RULES both for nature safeguard and for the protection of your own safety.
First of all, we report a short list of rules and then we will explain them more in details in an attached downloadable file.
Everything that has been written is the result of a collaboration between the members of “Farfalle in cammino” and the nature and alpine guides of Sigeric with the help of: an agronomist, a forester, a natural scientist, an environmental engineer and a geologist.
Moreover, in the attachment there are some useful directions in order to be able to distinguish between a viper and a grass snake.
Visiting the Stretti it is much more common to find the second one and, learning to recognize it, permits you to avoid useless fears and how to react.
RULES FOR NATURE SAFEGUARD OF THE STRETTI
The rocks, the stones and the rock walls must not be altered in anyway.
The animals must not be damaged or disturbed.
The plants must not be damaged or disturbed.
Do not throw or abandon waste.
Dogs do not have fun in the gorge.
Do not light a fire and do not leave trace of your passage.
RULES FOR A SAFETY VISIT OF THE STRETTI
Be careful about freezing water
The wetsuit is very recommended.
The helmet is appropriate, considering the location.
Being able to swim is essential.
You must use hiking shoes.
Monitor carefully the weather forecast.
Look for information about the release of water of the dam.
Make the visit of the Stretti in small groups and properly equipped.
Take into consideration time and ways of the excursion in relation to the group that will execute it.
Leave always a message with the information about the excursion to someone who is not participating to it.