From Pontremoli, head down the SS 62 della Cisa for 10 km in the direction of Aulla, until you reach the crossroads for Bagnone. Turn left. Cross through Piano di Mocrone and Malgrate to each Bagnone after 14 km.
Once at the bridge, continue towards Licciana Nardi. At this point, there is a short but difficult incline until the Bagnone Castle. From here, you’ll begin a long stretch of slight ups and downs as you pass the towns of Pegazzana, Croce, Gabbiana, Lusana and Villa di Panicale before coming to Licciana Nardi 28.6 km from where you started.
At the crossroads, turn right in the direction of Aulla. Once you’ve come to Monti di Licciana, go to the right for Villafranca. In Villafranca in Lunigiana, take the SS 62 della Cisa on the right towards Pontremoli to continue the last 13 km, which are fairly easy.
The route is interesting for both the nature and history that surrounds it. In addition to the unspoiled landscapes, you’ll come across villages, medieval castles and parish churches, including the Parish Church of Santo Stefano di Sorano in Filattiera, on the via Francigena.