Circling Monte delle Croci

Arriving by bus in Montuolo, we follow Via dei Bovi into the western part of the Monti Pisani. Beneath the Monte Pianello, we will turn north toward Lucca until we arrive at the northern "foothills", which we follow back east, passing the Convento San Cerbone, and a couple of Villas until we come back to the road connecting Lucca to Pisa, and try to catch a bus again.

This should be a quite easy "hike" for the start of the season, with about 300m of difference in elevation.

Important information

Date
Sat February 6, 2016
Meeting points and times
At 8:30 CET Palazzo d'Ancona for breakfast
At 9:10 CET at the bus stop at Porta Lucca
Weather
Unknown at this time

Useful information

Estimated distance
6-7km
Estimated duration
3-5h without breaks
Transportation
  • VaiBus from Porta Lucca to Montuolo, departing 9:17 CET 
  • VaiBus from Massa Pisana to Pisa 
Equipment
Drink: At least 1 litre of water
Food: something for a lunchtime picknick
Food: Some fruit or other snack
Shoes: Solid shoes suitable for walking on coarse gravel and possibly slightly muddy ground.
Clothes: Warm wind and rain proof clothes.