THE MATILDE PATH (MODENA)
To travel by car, take the SP 54 road, then the SP 73 for Canossa and Casina. An alternative route goes through Cavandola, Votigno, and Costaferrata.
To reach Marola from Casina, take the local road that goes through Boastra to La Svolta and then continues to Marola.
To reach Carpineti take either the SP 98 (and then a local road at Riana) or the local road that goes through Pantano.
The route continues from Carpineti towards the Secchia river on the SP 76, or on the more scenic local road that goes through Velucciana. The SP 90 then leads to Cavola, and here you take local roads towards Stiano, Manno and Toano.
From Toano, after a short stretch on the SP 8, take the very scenic local road passing through Fazzagno, Monzone and climbing up to Quara, with the option of driving down to the Dolo river.
There are two parallel routes leading from Gova to Morsiano: a lower one on a dirt road that coincides with the hiking Matilde Path that goes through Campolungo, and a higher one going through Campomagnano.
From Morsiano you continue until you reach the bridge over the Dolo river, and from here you go on to Romanoro. At Muschioso you take the SP 35 that rises to Madonna di Pietravolta, with a possible detour to Gazzano and connection with the Reggio Emilia area through Fontanalluccia.
From Pietravolta you drive down to Frassinoro along the SP MO32 and from Spervara you take the SS 486 that goes to Piandelagotti at the Radici Pass; from here you reach S. Pellegrino after 3 km.
To drive up to Piandelagotti you can take an alternative, more scenic route, on roads of average practicability. At La Raggia/Osteria take the road that goes up to Canalaccia and Roncadello and then take the SP MO38 to Piandelagotti; this is the route that leads to the connection for the road to Prati di S. Geminiano and the cross-country tracks.