The Macchia della Magona

From the Bibbona sports field (67m) take the asphalt road to Bolgheri, skirting houses on a straight line, after 500m. at the bend on the right side of the road enter the dirt road on the left, keep right, continue, leave l? Agriturismo I Lecci (1.0 km) on the right and continue on the dirt road. You leave another house on the left and you begin to descend by reuniting under the tower of the aqueduct to the paved road that comes from the cemetery (km 1,6), you pass through the Fornace and the road goes down to the fork at Poggio Cornetto (km 2.0), where the left is held on earthwork. Immediately before a little bridge it bends to the left (km 2,6) and then to the left along an avenue bordered by cypresses uphill; at the top is held the right (km 3,4), you encounter a ruin to then enter on marked No. 1 and then on path No. 2 that rises from the right. At km 4.7 we leave the marked 1 on the left and continue along the mule track n ° 2 which rises sharply towards Le Fornacine (km 5.9 mt 295).
Here you turn left on path 4, but you leave it immediately continuing to the left, first in single uphill in the woods, then downhill at the edge of a cut. At km 6,6 during the steep descent we must be careful to take the first lane to the right, still going down steep until you reach the dirt road that comes from Poggio al Pero (km 6,9). You take to the right, keeping the main one over a bar. After a short downhill section (km 7,2) the road would make a hairpin bend to the left continuing to descend, while we must take the forest road to the right that starts to rise again, we still keep the right after a few tens of meters, entering in a small road that goes back into the woods until it becomes a sliding single. At km 8.3 we arrive at a right-hand bend from where three paths depart.
We skip the first left, we turn the hairpin and take the next left, in practice going straight just ended the hairpin, continuing to climb into the bush. After passing a hunting lodge you arrive in a clearing outside the forest (km 9.00), here we must identify a grassy track that climbs to the right in a hard climb towards Podere Trieste.
At the top you turn right on a dirt road, we pass a chain and after 100 meters on the left we are again on path 2 that we follow up to the Passo del Terminino (km 10.0, mt 280 ca). (Nb The section described by Fornacine up to here was part of the race course of the Granfondo Costa degli Etruschi and is frequented by local bikers, so it is well beaten and very evident.Before pay attention to the possibility to meet wild boar hunting Alternatively, from Fornacine we can simply continue on path 2 to Terminino, shortening the path a little). Here we meet five streets, we continue straight on path 10 until the next intersection of Poggio al Fango (km 11.8, mt 340), where we start on the right the first section of descent on singletrack, marked as path 7. single, after we have kept the main track on the right at km 13.8, ends near the Casetta Forestale (km 14.3, mt 158), where we go to the left, quickly reaching the dirt road marked as number 9 (km 14 , 5, barre), turn right again downhill to the intersection with the main road (km 15.0, marked 5), which taken right will return to the Passo del Terminino (km 18.7, mt 280 ca) , with the last 500 meters uphill. Take path 10 again, but this time at Poggio al Fango (km 20.5, mt 340), turn left going up towards the open Golazze. After passing a small house (Il Carbonaione, km 22.1) we arrive at Passo Il Morticino (km 24.3, mt 467) and continue straight ahead arriving after 600 meters at the Passo delle Golazze Aperte (mt 477), near a chain that marks the boundary with the Monterufoli / Caselli reserve. Here take the narrow path n ° 16 to the right until a panoramic point about 300 meters from the chain.

The view that opens from here on the landscape below is worth this short detour. You go back and start to go down the road previously traveled up to the Il Morticino Pass (km 26.4), turning left down a path indicated by an obvious wooden sign with directions? which we reach with a fairly technical trail at km 27.5. Here we go straight on still downhill and take path 14, a beautiful, technical and long single that ends on the wide dirt road n.9 (km 30.1, mt 155), take a right downhill towards Campo di Sasso. After 500 meters the road begins to rise again, we keep the main right and we soon reach the Casetta, where on the left we pass a gate and start to descend, until you get to the fork at Poggio Cornetto. From here we walk backwards along the way to the going, going left uphill at the fork of the Furnace (km 34.1, directions Podere Nòvo), then flat, and soon find the asphalt of Bolgherese (km 35.2 ) that we take to the right for the Bibbona Sports Camp (km 35.7).