For approximately 2 km, you cycle up and downhill, enjoying stunning views of the surrounding hills. The descent begins along a firm dirt track. The downhill dirt track comes to an end and heads on to an asphalted road with a T-junction (19.3 km). Bend right. You continue along a seemingly flat road (it's actually uphill) for approximately 1 km before starting to gain height as far as the junction for Miemo (24.2 km), a castle town that can be reached with a short detour to the left. The descent down into the Val di Cecina begins just after this. Take in the views over the hills, farms and cypress trees in the valley. You cycle past Caseificio Delogu dairy farm and the village of Casaglia before reaching the valley floor and the SR 68 by a roundabout (36 km).
Turn left towards Volterra, cycling through Casino di Terra. Turn right at the roundabout towards Guardistallo, Canneto and Monteverdi. After 1 km, having crossed the bridge over the river Cecina, veer right towards Guardistallo. After approximately 2 km the climb begins up to the village at the top, climbing hairpin bends for about 2 km. Just before Guardistallo (42.8 km) turn left downhill towards Cecina. At the junction for Casale Marittimo carry on towards Cecina, continuing downhill until you reach an obvious junction (51 km). Bend right along the "Paratino" road, which crosses over a roundabout and continues as far as the large roundabout near the hospital (54 km).