The path is quite linear. It starts with a dirt road which then becomes a well-maintained path with various inclines and declines, passing through wooded stretches. From the main path, various well-signposted detours take you to the beaches of Fosso alle Canne and Cala San Quirico.
Continuing along the path, you reach a clearing on the slopes of Poggio Tondo on the Piombino headland where you'll find the ruins of the San Quirico monastery, a Benedictine ecclesiastical complex. The activity of this monastery lasted until the last years of the sixteenth century, when it was abandoned by the monks and used as a stable.
At the end of the path, you can turn off towards the famous beach of Buca delle Fate, with its characteristic sandstone rocks called tafoni. It's reached by taking the path numbered 301 from the car park that crosses the Buche delle Fate area. Etruscan underground tombs are easily visible along the way.