From Fercole, the route continues toward the right along the magnificent Leopoldine road, but we recommend a quick detour to Casal Pari, which takes you about 1.5 km from here, mostly uphill. Once back in Fercole, take the S.P. 140 toward Casenovole. It initially runs downhill before reaching the rural block of houses at Poggio La Pila (18 km).
From here, you will enjoy a lovely downhill ride amidst cypress trees, oaks and evergreens. After 1.2 km, you find the scenic avenue of cypresses that will lead you to the castle of Casenovole (19.2). Continue going downhill, amidst olive trees, until you reach a fork in the road. Stay on the main asphalted road going toward Monte Antico and Paganico. Cyclists will appreciate views of the surrounding hills which feature forests and cultivated land; they will also catch a glimpse of the beautiful Ombrone valley.
A short trek uphill will take you to a farmhouse called La Pievanella, before going downhill, toward Monte Antico (28 km). The road runs alongside the railway station. The path will be flat as you go along the Ombrone plain, but expect to pedal uphill to the junction, where you turn left off the S.P. 140 and head in the direction of Paganico. Upon reaching the railway bridge, turn right onto the S.P. 64. A final 2-km downhill path will take you into the hamlet of Paganico itself (38.4).