Every week, on Thursday morning at 9:30, we leave from the centre of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and we go to north, along dirt and secondary roads.
We walk a pretty demanding climb, among crops and vineyards, until we reach one of the most beautiful villages of the valley: Castiglione di Garfagnana.
We continue with the rise and fall, among spelt fields and pastures of cattle, up to Villa Collemandina. It is here that we begin a fun descent through a beautiful coniferous forest.
Crossed to the historic village of Sambuca, close to one of the highest railway bridges of Europe, we come to the town of Sillicagnana.
Then we walk an easy descent until we reach a farm, where it is possible to stop, resting and enjoying some specialities of the territory and a selection of wines from the organic farm.
Here you can decide to add 10 more kilometers to Vagli di Sotto, passing through Roggio. Otherwise, we go down and cross the river on a footbridge. Then we gain meters through woods and crops up to Poggio.
After another beautiful descent, we reach and cross, not without some thrills for the height and the view over the valley, the railway bridge, to reach the lake of Pontecosi, from where you return to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana.
It is a fun day, rich in special particularities: from landscapes to villages, to the company that with tenacity produces high-quality wines among the mountains of Garfagnana. An extraordinary mix of emotions to share with friends.
- Type: Bicycle touring
- Duration: 7 hours (full day) including wine tasting and light lunch
- Difficulty: 5 (on a scale of 1 to 12)
- The path provides alternation of secondary roads and dirt roads, with the possibility to adapt the course to the participants' characteristics
- Participants minimum: 4
- Children pay like adults
- If you are part of a group of at least 6 people, you can choose the date you prefer
Price: 80,00€ per person (minimum 4 people)