The route descends through meadows, immediately below the shrine, then becomes a dirt road, which reaches the little town of Valbona. From here along a mule track you reach Castiglione di Garfagnana, a wonderful example of medieval town still enclosed by the original walls; worth a visit fortification and the narrow streets. Then, again through meadows and cultivated fields you reach Marcione. After crossing a little stream go up towards Mulini of Pieve Fosciana, then through the village reach the thermal spring of Prà di Lama, the Lame, the Church of Cappuccini in order to enter Castelnuovo di Garfagnana near the Alfieri Theater.

From the Church of Cappuccini, taking the road down to the right, you will arrive directly at the railway station of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana.

Walking Time: 6 hrs
Lenght: 13 km
Elevation gain:
↓ Downhill 1250 m
Difficulty: Medium level