After about 200 metres from the Sanctuary of Poggio Bustone (Convent of St. James, 818 metres above sea level), take path number 421 on the left with directions for Cima D’Arme. The path is marked with Red-White-Red flags. The walk goes uphill towards the Sacro Speco (1.055 metres above sea level) and then steps take you downhill only to rise again on a steep climb up to the Rocks of St. Francis (a cross and a small grotto).
The walk resumes uphill until the Prati di San Giacomo (1.301 metres above sea level). At this beautiful clearing the walk becomes a dirt road that is taken until the Sella di Cima D’Arme (1.395 metres). It continues on to the Fonte Petrinara (1.419 metres).
From the Fonte, path number 420 leads to the Sella Monte Versanello (1.524 metres) at which point path number 402 winds along the following route: Passo del Lupo (1.690 metres) – Sella di Cantalice (1.545 metres) – Sella di Vall’Organo (1.850 metres). From here, the walk proceeds towards the “La Fossa” Refuge (1.505 metres) and then onto a dirt road for about 2.5 kilometres that leads to the Pian de’ Valli and then to the Votive Temple of St. Francis (1.623 metres above sea level).
Length: 17,54 km
Elevation: +1420 -625
Time: 7 Hours