Leave the main road SS45 bis near the bridge in Toscolano and go into the “Papermill Valley”. Leave your car at the car park and continue on foot along the charming dirt road past the “Centro d’Eccellenza” in Maina Inferiore and as far as the bridge at Maina Superiore. Proceed along the valley as far as Gatto. The path goes up on the right along an old cobbled street. Keep to the left when you reach the paved street for about 200 m. until you get to a votive shrine (20 mins.). Turn right to Via Giotto and after 50 m. right again into Via Donatello. Follow it on the right-hand side skirting the upper part of the historical centre and into the dirt lane of the “Morosini”and follow the ridge where you can enjoy an enchanting view of Gaino overlooking the lake. Continue downhill among olive groves along a path to the fork on the right which will take you down to Maina in the Valley of the Papermills. Turn left and follow the Toscolano river upstream on your right as far as the Centro d’Eccellenza (a visit is suggested) and walk back to the car park.
Travel: on foot Lenght 6 km Altitude 220 m Duration 1:00 h Starting point Bridge, Toscolano Arrival Gaino Difficuty E