Book says 3.5 hrs, 650m ascent, 40m descent.
Today we left the Mare e Monti to join the Mare e Mare. Instead of turning back to the west coast we are now headed to the east coast.
We left around 8.30 after picking up supplies at the local mini super.
Another great looking day, sunny but cooler air first thing.
After a small uphill to get out of the village we were on a pleasant country track thru a pig farm and
lots of chestnut trees
as we paralleled a river. Pleasant walking. Then we came to some nice pools but it was too early for a dip.
The next interesting feature was a hanging bridge, one person at a time please.
Then we had a bit of a climb on the other side
On the way down we ran into some cows who were very reluctant to let us pass. We ended up at some more pools were we stopped for a dip and lunch.
After that we had a nice piece of flat trail and then the stinger I the tail with a long, hot ascent to the final col.
After that a brief bit of road walking down to the hotel/gite.
Very busy here with all the GR20 hikers. Lots of opportunities for conversations which Colin is exploiting to the full.