The road climbs and descends in generous peaks and valleys, but the surface itself is rough and requires the cyclist’s full attention. Running along the crest, the mountainous Mammianese route offers a great view of the Valdinievole, and bids you a hearty welcome to the stunning Road of Flavors and Colors of the Pistoia Appenino. At km 22 Panicagliora has a surprise in store: the ruins of the medieval church of Sant'Andrea di Furfalo, or as it’s known locally, Pievaccia. It's a fascinating place, worth stopping at and taking a walk. From here there are several walking paths that go into the Pistoia mountains.
The road reaches Goraiolo and continues on; keep to the right on SP3bis. The mountains are lined with splendid fir trees. At Macchino you find a turn-off that leads to the castles of Massa and Cozzile: perfect for whiling away a few extra hours; otherwise, the road continues on to Vellano.