hiking
6 days ago

I enjoyed defending these walls from the tyrannies of the local powers including Florence and Pisa. I especially liked shooting canons across my enemies during their futile attempts to scale the walls.

from casone di profecchia to passo cella. fun and relaxing trail.

Came here for a day trip and was stunned by the town. Did all of the historical things and then decided to hike this trail. Only complaint was the main stretches of road with no sidewalks and heavy traffic. Gravel roads were very quiet with stunning views. Waypoint I marked was confusing part of the trail that went through somebody’s yard. Just avoid if you see it and pay attention. Also last quarter of the trail is straight uphill so good conditioning is necessary. Pretty solid hike and beautiful town.

hiking
muddy
no shade
off trail
5 months ago

very nice hike. Just a litle bit dangerous on the road with the cars at the beginning and in the middle of the walk.

Beautiful views of vineyards and the old town. My only complaint is that it can be dusty when cars pass you on the gravel road.

mountain biking
bugs
off trail
rocky
10 months ago

I am not a very expierenced MTB er but I really liked the trail and will certainly do it again next year. Definitely nothing for beginners as I found myself pushing my bike up and down some serious steep incline and declines. I would suggest using bug spray especially July- September.

hiking
off trail
private property
11 months ago

This is not a full loop hiking trail, please read before trying. Right side of map is a two-lane road with no shoulder that is frequented by motorcycles. It made for a dangerous return leg as I traversed the winding asphalt downhill. Eventually I hopped a fence and hiked back to an inner trail just to be safe. The disadvantage was that it forced me up and down twice, for a total of 5111-ft of elevation gain. What should have been a 5-6 hour hike took 7.5. I started at San Benedetto and hiked counter-clockwise toward the Falls. The river and all the small pools and falls were quite pleasant and mostly covered by trees., 5-stars for that leg. The Falls gave way to pleasant meadows and trees. After that it was fire road the rest of the way up to the top and back down to the two lane-road. I give that 4-stars. The inner trails were covered for the most part but I lost one and for a bit. The hike down to San Benedetto was steep, 4-stars. I recommend the loop, as it is indeed difficult, but start at San Benedetto, take the inner trails at the bottom of the loop and stay off the two-lane. I chose this hike because of the similarity to Mt Diablo in California near my home.

Easy long walk with stunning views of San Gimigniano and Tuscany. It is an absolute must to stop at Fattoria Poggio Alloro for lunch (prebook on weekends only in the winter)

walking
Sun Aug 05 2018

This is a paved path along the historic wall around Lucca. There are many opportunities to sit on benches or under large growth trees. While I was visiting there was a festival and visiting art display in addition to the shops that are always there. There are many ramps where you can venture into town.

Very nice walk on gravel road most of the way. Only near San Gimignano is there traffic.

Walked up to the walled city from our air bnb and headed through the historic downtown from south to north then took a country road outside of town to the hilly countryside gravel road walking alongside farms, wineries, and agriturismos with amazing views of the San Gimignano city and towers in the distance. Took the loop around meeting up right back at the south end of the historic area. Classic ancient Italian town with open squares and narrow alleyways among the towers and churches surrounded by bucolic Tuscan countryside all around. Wubba lubba dub dub!!

IL SENTIERO DELLA LINEA GOTICA, MOGGIONA Da Moggiona percorrere la strada che porta all’Eremo di Camaldoli. Dopo circa 3 km girare a sinistra imboccando la strada sterrata per Asqua. Dopo circa 1 km (a 990 metri s.l.m.) si arriva in corrispondenza del pannello informativo da cui parte il percorso. Il sentiero ad anello dedicato alla linea gotica è ben segnalato e non presenta particolari difficoltà. Il tratto iniziale, di circa 500 metri, si presenta in salita, mentre il resto del percorso mantiene un andamento pianeggiante fino a poggio Muschioso per poi scendere verso località La Rota. Il primo tratto costeggia la Riserva naturale biogenetica di Camaldoli che rappresenta uno dei complessi boscati italiani di più antica gestione. La riserva ha una storia millenaria e da 150 anni è gestita dal Corpo Forestale dello Stato; si estende per oltre 1.100 ettari, con una copertura forestale di oltre il 90%, costituita prevalentemente da boschi di abete e faggio. Lungo l’itinerario sono presenti alcune segnalazioni che indicano le postazioni tedesche. L’ultimo tratto ripercorre scendendo il sentiero dei tedeschi. Il tempo di percorrenza e di circa 2 ore. El objetivo de esta marcha era recorrer una parte de la línea defensiva con cañones (llamada la Línea Gótica) que los alemanes crearon en tiempos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El recorrido se puede acortar si se empieza directamente desde el lugar llamado Montanino.

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