To get there by car, from whatever direction, it is advised that you get off the motorway at Lucca. Then follow the signs to Garfagnana, taking a little route, for about ten minutes, along the Brennero highway. At the beginning of the residential part of Ponte a Moriano, at the roundabout, take a left, then take the road that goes along the valley with the River Serchio at your left, with respect to the direction you are travelling in.
We advise you to take this route in order to get to Garfagnana more quickly, thereby avoiding the inhabited centres of Media Valle – towns and villages that are certainly worthy of a visit, perhaps with a trip which takes a few minutes by car, during your holiday.
We make note of Bagni di Lucca, Ghivizzano Alto, Coreglia Antelminelli, Barga and Castelvecchio Pascoli. The airports in Tuscany are nearby: Pisa is just a little more than an hour away, and Florence is less than two hours away. By train, from whichever direction you come, it is necessary to go through either Lucca or Aulla. In both cases, take a train that runs a specific service, on the Lucca-Aulla line, passing through the Mediavalle del Serchio, Garfagnana and Lunigiana. In this train, you can take a bike, something which is greatly appreciated by cyclists who come to tour in these parts.
From some areas or nearby cities, including Versilia, you can use the local services, Clap and Lazzi. For pleasant alternatives, going by car or motorbike, there are many routes through the mountains that allow you the opportunity of becoming immersed in unique and charming settings).
From Versilia, take the Passo del Cipollaio, from Massa or from Forte dei Marmi, the Passo del Vestito (50 minutes).
From the north, from Aulla, having left the motorway, you can take the Passo dei Carpinelli (about one hour).
From Modena, the Passo delle Radici, from Reggio Emilia, the Passo di Pradarena.