The route starts from the “Spyros’ Traditional Tavern” in Abeliona’s Square. Leaving behind Abeliona, the trail goes up to a particularly dense chestnut forest, with many perennial chestnut trees. The climb is pleasant, under a dense shade most of the year. When the hiker walks out of the woods, the view is breathtaking. One has a view of the Lycaion and Tetrasi (Nomia) mountains that surrounding the area.
The highest point of the trail is at Stavrouli. There you can choose to visit Filiatros fountain and the chapel of Agios Iakovos (Agianakovos, as locals call it) or Vigla peak (Route 1A).
Continuing towards the village of Sklyrou, the trail crosses a small plateau, between century-old oaks. Sheep and goat bells are heard here and there are countless dry stones, many threshing floors and ruined huts, testifying the efforts of older residents and their efforts to exploit every aspect of the land for cultivation. From Pontika, the route goes downhill to the village of Sklyrou.