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GREAT TREKKING OF ELBA

Third stage, from Acquabona to Rio nell'Elba

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One more hilly stage, with great landscapes and views, and still more spring flowers and Mediterranean scents. The third stage confirms and renews the positive impressions of the previous stages.

The most significant section of the route runs along a ridge of peaks, on the watershed between the gulfs of Portoferraio, on the left, and Porto Azzurro, on the right, where you can enjoy excellent panoramic views in good weather.


Trail

You go towards the south, first on a road and then along a wide path, skirting the golf courses:

Sentiero

Campi da Golf

You reach Route 26, and continue on it, for about 500 m:

Bivio

You ignore the first fork, while at the second one you turn left (white-red sign on the wall), taking a narrow road:

Bivio

You initially head to the northeast, then east along the pastures, reaching a small group of houses, where you take the path climbing fairly steeply, east-north-east:

Sentiero

You reach a wider path and take it to the right:

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On little or no slope, the path follows the ridge of the relief. You can already perceive the shore of the island's southern coast:

Panorama

You get to another fork, where you turn left:

Bivio

The view gets wider and wider, and you can admire the gulf of Portoferraio:

Panorama verso Portoferraio

You walk along the side of Monte Castello, 390 m, and you start to climb:

Sentiero

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Then you head towards the ridge

Bivio

along which you continue

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until you reach the greatest elevation of this stage, the summit of Cima del Monte, 516 m:

Cima del Monte

Then you descend, then climb slightly up to another relief:

Rilievo

Then you go down again, still along the ridge. On your left, you can see the Castello del Volterraio:

Castello del Volterraio

You reach and cross Route 32:

Attraversamento

You go down along a narrow paved road, with a view on Rio nell'Elba, and farther away, on Rio Marina:

Rio nell'Elba

You enter the village, walking along its narrow and picturesque streets:

Rio nell'Elba

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Rio nell'Elba

Following the main road, or crossing the washhouse (darker track on the map), you reach, at fraction San Giuseppe, your destination:

Bivio

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