Ducati Path - 1st stage from Quattro Castella to Canossa
From the river Enza in Emilia Romagna to Lunigiana in Tuscany
Periods of Activity:
Distanza da Reggio Emilia: 22 km circa.
Details of tour:
Path climbs: 505 metres
Path descends: 165 metres
Distance covered: 9.6 km Hotels and restaurants, shops and public transport to Reggio Emilia can all be found at Quattro Castella. LIPU Visitor's Centre at Monticelli. B&B and restaurant at Pietre di Grassano. From the church at Quattro Castella, follow the road for Monticelli, and continue past the gates to the LIPU reserve at Bianello. When the tarmac road ends (at the Moia source), continue along the unpaved road until you reach the former clay works and Casa Moia; the dirt track continues up as far as Caverzana: veer left on the tarmac road until it crosses the main road, then turn left to the Madonna della Battaglia Oratory 373 m (1 hour.10). Continue along a dirt road to Case Valle, then stay on the scenic ridge until you reach Case Rosso: the path now drops off to the right. Continue straight on at the first crossing and continue your descent. Follow the path as it winds its way down, passing by the ruins of a building and turning right on the Modolena river valley floor. Wade across the river and follow the southerly course of the small affluent, crossing it 5 times. A hairpin bend takes you up to the ruins of the hamlet of Reverbera, before the path continues along the track to Casa Roma and Pietre di Grassano 513 m, before it emerges out onto the main road at B&B the Canossa stones (2 hours; 3.10).
Last update: June 13, 2022