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Via di Francesco - St Francis' Way - Southern Way from Roma to Assisi

Stage 4C - Alternative route - from Stroncone to Scheggino

This leg reconnects the detour to Terni back onto the main Way and takes you to Scheggino.

This leg of the Southern Way cycle route will take you from Stroncone to Scheggino, passing through Terni and the spectacular Cascate delle Marmore falls, hooking back up with the main route of the Way.
40 Km
Height differences
700 meters
tarmac - dirt road
Road Sign
Recommended Bike
hyrid, gravel, ebike
Water sources
yes (Greccio, Contigliano, Cottanello, Configni, Lugnola)

Degree of difficulty
This leg goes from Stroncone to Scheggino, passing through Terni and the amazing Cascata delle Marmore falls before reconnecting with the main Southern Way.
The route is not difficult in and of itself, made up of a long series of up and downhill stretches that, at the end of the day, add up to a hefty total climb and even sore legs.
You depart from Stroncone and the first kilometres towards Terni are almost all downhill. Beware of gradually increasing traffic as you near the city, which also remains rather heavy along the first kilometres as you head to the Valnerina. Once out of Terni, continue towards Papigno, where you’ll find a few kilometres of ascent before you head back down again into the Valnerina and reach the Cascate delle Marmore falls, an amazing spectacle that suddenly appears in front of you.
From here you travel up the Valnerina along the Nera river Greenway, an alternating series of dirt tracks and narrow secondary roads far from traffic that go past such charming little towns as Castel di Lago and Arrone. It is at Arrone that you reconnect with the classic Southern Way, travelling once again along the Greenway past Ferentillo, Macenano and Ceselli before you reach the little town of Scheggino, cut in half by the clear cool waters of the Nera river.
What you should know before departure
There are sources of water at Stroncone, where you will be able to get a supply of water for the leg of the journey Terni, Arrone, Ferentillo, Ceselli. 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 of the journey is not an especially hard one but the total ascent is considerable. If you think it’s more than you can handle, split the route into two and sleep over at the Cascate delle Marmore falls so that you can really enjoy the place, or in Terni.
The day’s itinerary has no long or steep climbs but a series of ups and downs that in the end add up to quite the ascent, and perhaps even sore legs. Considering yesterday was a hard day as well, pace yourself and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Be careful in the traffic in and out of Terni. 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)
Territorial Tourist Office of Terni
Address: Via Cassian Bon, 4 - 05100 Terni
Phone: 0744423047 - Fax 0744427259
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