Itinerary in the great scenery of the Val d’Orcia, in a picture-perfect setting, just about 26 km north of Podere Santa Pia. There is no difficulty in following the track. It is a magical moment when halfway you reach the famous cypress trees that grace so many postcards.
This itinerary (the inversion of the track Montalcino - San Quirico d'Orcia) starts in San Quirico d'Orcia, on Piazza della Libertà in front of the Chiesa di San Francesco, follows the Via Dante Alighieri towards il Duomo, La Collegiata, and further on, following the Strada di Riguardo, along the beautiful ruïn of the Pieve Madonna del Riguardo, you reach Podere Casaltina (o Casa Altina, 267 meters), where you turn right towards the most pictured cypress trees of the Val d'Orcia.
To reach Montalcino, continue on the Strada di Riguardo towards Località Bivio dell'Asso.
This hike takes you to some of the most beautiful valleys of the Val ‘Orcia, dotted with silvery olive orchards, small villages, and vineyards, passing some of finest wineries on the northern slopes of Montalcino.
Passing by Fattoria Pian dell'Asso, Casello, Casanova di Neri, Lazzeretti, Canalicchio di Sopra, Paradisone Colle degli Angeli, La Gerla, the Strada Comunale del Canalicchio finally brings you to Porta Burelli and Montalcino.