On the slopes of Mount San Michele

Municipality Radda in Chianti


The trail starts from the village of Volpaia and then proceeds taking you to the entrance of the village where a dirt road starts on the left.

We proceed for some time with slight ups and downs, touching some houses and a historic spring, before entering the forest. After about 300 meters from the last dwelling, the forest track finds a fork. Here one must keep to the left and proceed uphill.

The trail crosses a large area of woods and forests full of streams and clearings. The path, now narrower, now wider proceeds until it reaches a crumbling mill and a stream, past which after a few meters an important fork is encountered and it is necessary to turn left. The road is now wider, but sometimes has mud on it. The road climbs with wide hairpin bends until it reaches the first houses of the village of Badia a Montemuro.

We proceed to the pleasant old town and soon reach the end of the trail, which is placed along the paved provincial road.

Points of interest

- Medieval historical center of Volpaia
- The village of Badia a Montemuro, the highest hamlet in Chianti


Technical Details:

- Place of Departure: Volpaia
- Directions: From Radda in Chianti take provincial road sp 2 bis to the junction with provincial road 114, then follow the signs to the medieval village. There is no access by public transportation.
- Arrival Location:
- Access: Once in the center of Volpaia, lead back to the entrance of the village from Radda in Chianti.
- Difficulty level: E - Hiking
- Any critical issues: No critical issues, but in autumn and winter you may find mud along the trail.
- Experience requirements: basic hiking skills
- Hiking Time: 2 h 15 min.
- Length: 5.7 km
- Total ascent: 312 meters
- Total Descent: 185 meters
- Maximum Height: 726 m.a.s.l.
- Minimum Height: 532 m.s.l.
- Signage: horizontal signs on trees and rocks, presence of wooden pegs with regulation coloring
- Best time to tackle the trail: all year round
- Equipment needed: basic hiking equipment
- Operators offering ancillary tourist services to the trail: nd

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