This itinerary starts from the bike centre Pieve di Sorano in Filattiera, next to the Romanesque church of the same name, and takes you up to the Logarghena meadows at 1000 metres asl at the foot of the Apennines range. The perfect choice for keen Mtb enthusiasts. Starting from the Sorano Romanesque church, you will cycle a short part of the medieval pilgrimage route Via Francigena as far as the quaint village of Ponticello featuring medieval tower-houses. Following the Caprio river, you will reach the village of the same name before starting pedalling uphill towards Rocca Sigillina, another of the many medieval villages used in past times as stopover before the Apennine crossing. A bike tour across this region is like taking a step back in time, immersed in pristine nature.
It's now time for the challenging part of the itinerary with an uphill gradient of 10%. Cycling across beautiful chestnut woods, you will conquer the Logarghena meadows where the view spans from the Apennines and Apuan Alps as far as the sea! In May, the meadows are absolutely stunning dotted with hundreds of white daffodils. After some well-deserved rest, you can start your way back down across the villages of Tarasco, Viceto, Canale, and back to Ponticello, ending at the starting point in Filattiera. The route features asphalted and dirt roads, connecting two itineraries (n°4 and 5 mapped by the local bike association Lunigiana X Bike).
- Total Length: from 30-40 km according to the itinerary
- Difficulty: strenuous