The loop is marked by hiking signs and is situated between 1000 and 1300 meters above sea level, with an undemanding difference in altitude. However, given the length, if you are not trained, it's advisable to break the trek into two days and stay overnight on site. The loop is punctuated by numerous picnic areas and also shelters where you can find refreshment and a place to sleep. Alternatively, there are numerous hotels and pleasant villages on its slopes that offer hospitality and feature delightful historic centers, such as the medieval gems of Abbadia San Salvatore, Arcidosso, Seggiano, Piancastagnaio, Castel del Piano and Santa Fiora.
Travelling by car near the Church of the Ermeta, you can intercept the ring, as well as reach Fonte Capo Vetra and Fonte alle Monache, two active water sources, Prato delle Macinaie and Madonna del Camicione. Alternatively, you can start directly on foot from Vivo d’Orcia, Abbadia San Salvatore, Castel del Piano, Arcidosso, Seggiano, Santa Fiora or from the hamlet of Quaranta in Piancastagnaio.
The ring route of Monte Amiata is ideal for hikers and bikers who want to experience its slopes and surrounding areas for a fantastic outdoor weekend of adventure and relaxation.