This magnificent route begins in Castelluccio di Norcia, a small village surrounded by the unspoilt nature of the Sibillini Mountains National Park, and passes through unforgettable scenery with a unique atmosphere
The route is not particularly difficult, with an altitude difference of only 450 m, but it does require a bit of training compared to the other easier trails.
The first part of the route is on a paved road though Pian Grande , which will take you to the most difficult climb of the day: approximately 3 km of steep hill, so take your time. Once you reach the top, take a break to admire the fantastic view over Castelluccio and Mount Vettore.
From here, you continue along a dirt road across the Pian Perduto and the Pian Grande, offering breathtaking views of the unique scenery of this part of the Sibillini. Just remember to spare a bit of energy for facing the last kilometre uphill towards Castelluccio. This trail is best enjoyed in June and July, when you will also able to see the Pian Grande in full bloom, as during these months it transforms into a rainbow of colours. It will be a bit more crowded than usual, but it is well worth it...