For those who are staying at the Boschetto, the Centro and Ponente facilities, it is advisable to head along viale Saffi towards Valverde and turn right at the underpass.
Go straight on and then turn right into via Canale Bonificazione and head towards Sala.
At the crossroads in via Fossa turn right. At the roundabout follow signs for Sala – Gatteo.
For those who are housed in the facilities of Villamarina and Valverde it is advisable to head towards Viale Delle Nazioni, go straight on in the direction opposite to the sea, at the roundabout take the 2nd exit and take via Del Rio, keep right and go along via Pisciatello.
At the end of via Pisciatello, at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and follow signs for Sala – Gatteo.
After entering the town of Sala, turn left at the church and head towards Savignano, at the next two roundabouts go straight on and cross the towns of Sant’Angelo and Gatteo, heading towards Savignano.
After the second flyover, at the roundabout, go straight on and take the second exit. After 1km, after the stadium, turn right towards Roncofreddo – Felloniche.
Continue along the Rubicone Valley floor.
(The valley floor is full of ups and downs, some of which are quite challenging and set in the Romagna countryside)
At the end of the valley floor at the crossroads turn left towards Sogliano.
After the bridge begins the most challenging climb of the route: the Ciocca.
It is a 3 km long climb, with an average gradient of 7% and 18 hairpin bends.
From Sogliano head towards Avale.
At the crossroads for Avale (at km 1.8), turn right.
Go straight on along the dirt road to Avale (also indicated as Valle).
Head towards Ginestreto.
Once in Ginestreto, go downhill as far as Ponte Uso.
Follow the sign for the church of S. Paolo, continuing uphill to the ridge.
At the crossroads for Sogliano (at 22.2 km) go to the right and from there you will reach the starting point.
1) Descending from Avale, at the crossroads with the SP 13 road (7th km), you can turn left to reach Ponte Uso right away.
2) At Ponte Uso, you can choose to go back uphill towards Sogliano along the paved road, instead of the Case Scambi dirt road: this variant is useful in case of mud.