the small village of Berceto walk along the main road No.62 which raises
slightly toward the the Cisa Pass. After 3Km. Follow the indications,
walkway No.733 CAI for Monte Valoria(1229). This path rises through forests
to a height of 1100, in the area of Monte Formigare.
From here, on the right, the road vias off to the Casa Cantoniera which
will soon be transformed into a hostel. Having reached the summit the
road vias off to the right and transforms into a small ridge walk (0-0
ex GEA, a great Trek which unites Umbria to Liguria, now known as "Sentiero
Italia") which continues until reaching the 'valico del Passo della
Cisa (1.055m bar- hotel- restaurant). With breathtaking views of the Appennines
and the Lunigiana valley below, the Trek descends along the asphalted
road which goes to Montelungo. Descending to the height of the first houses
follow the signs marking Lunigiana Trekking/GEA./ "Sentiero Italia"
which goes to Polina, a frazione of the comune Succisa (bar- Osteria-Ferrari).
After about a kilometre of asphalted road the Trek reaches Succisa where
it then leaves the T.L.(Lunigiana Trekking) which eventually arrives in
Cervara. The descent continues along the road coming from Passo del Bratello
and runs parallel to the stream Magriola, tributary of the Magra, which
then meets the main road from Cisa.
The Trek continues along the main road until it reaches the small town
of Pontremoli. Fortunately, during the week the main road is not busy
and so, is particularly quiet.
The view of the small Lunigianan town with its medieval bridges (once
known as "ponti tremuli" because they were made of wood) and
its lovely historical centre is very pretty and concludes a great trek
||Berceto - Pontremoli (Walk following the
special signs Francigena CAI )
|| 28 km
|| 7 hours
|| m 460
||headed CAI (white and red)
||Via Caprara, 4 - 43042 Berceto tel/fax 0525/64764
(only in summer)
Pontremoli Tel - 0187/831180 - 831437