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Via di Francesco - St Francis' Way - Roman Way from La Verna to Roma

Stage 10A - Alternative route - from Scheggino to Stroncone

This detour will take you to the Cascate delle Marmore falls and Terni before getting to Stroncone.

This leg is the first stretch of the detour of the Roman Way and goes through Terni, Stroncone and Greccio. The first part is the same at route #10, but after Arrone you continue straight instead of heading to Piediluco.
40 Km
Height differences
600 meters
tarmac - dirt road
Road Sign
Recommended Bike
hyrid, gravel, ebike
Water sources
yes (Scheggino, Ferentillo, Arrone, Terni, Stroncone)

Degree of difficulty
This leg is the first stretch of the detour of the Roman Way and goes through the lower Valnerina past the Cascate delle Marmore falls, Terni, Stroncone and Greccio before you reach Rieti.
It is a relatively hard ride, especially in view of the final climb up to Stroncone, but it passes by many really lovely places along the way.
The first kilometres are over the greenway of the Nera River and follow the same route as the #10 Scheggino-Piediluco stretch. Once in Arrone, however, you head straight onwards through the Valnerina, skipping the Forca di Arrone climb that goes straight to Piediluco. Instead you will go see the spectacle of the Cascate delle Marmore falls, where you can take advantage of a road that goes by the little ticket office to avoid a dangerous tunnel.  
After a few kilometres along the main road through the Valnerina, head up towards Papigno and then down to the entrance to Terni. Do drive carefully in this part of town, traffic can be heavy.
Once you leave Terni, head to Stroncone, which you will reach after a gradual ascent of some 5 kilometres.
What you should know before departure
There are sources of water at Scheggino, where you will be able to get a supply of water for the leg of the journey, Ferentillo, Arrone, Cascata delle Marmore e Terni. The Valnerina valley is a cool territory rich in water, so you should not have any problems getting a supply of water, in the summer, we advise you to travel with two water bottles or a water reservoir.
Intermediate stages
This leg is not prohibitively hard, but it is long and the total ascent is considerable. If you think it might be too much for you, then you might consider a stop along the way at the Cascate delle Marmore falls or even in Terni.
The leg is a demanding one and long. We suggest you plan on stopping over along the way here and there to regain your strength and really enjoy the beauty of the area you are riding through. The hardest part of this leg is the last stretch, the climb up to Stroncone , for which you need to make sure you have enough energy stored up. Don't forget to take a small food supply with you (fruit, dried fruit, chocolate, energy bars, mineral salts if it's very hot).
Information (e.g. how to get there using public transport)
Public Information and Tourist Office Terni
Address: Via Cassian Bon, 4 - 05100 Terni
Phone: 0744423047 - Fax 0744427259
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Stage 10

From Scheggino to Piediluco

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Stage 10B - Alternative route

From Stroncone to Greccio

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