Distance: 21.6 km
Difference in altitude: 775 m
If you opt to remain in the hills, however, you can walk through yet more breathtaking landscapes, dotted with villas and old farmhouses, as you come to the western edge of the loop.
The path dives among the trees, pinewoods typical of the Florentine hills around the Chianti area. You pass through Pian dei Cerri, the hilliest part of the Scandicci municipality, and come to Lastra a Signa via a road that winds among the woods of Roveta. The trees alternate with olive groves, which opens up a view over the river Arno.
Crossing the Arno, you find yourself in Signa, where a new variant is available. This level road follows the course of the Arno, and indeed makes up part of the Arno cycle route. It leads you from the Renai Park to another park, the Cascine, in the centre of Florence.
- Variant 7A: La Certosa – Firenze
distance: 7.5 km; difference in altitude: 200 m