The route starts from Abeliona, from the “Spyros’ Traditional Tavern”, and proceeds to the entrance of the village, where the Trani Fountain with its four valves is located (“Kubles”). From there, the steps lead to the Abeliona Retreat. Leaving behind the hostel, the trail climbs gently, in an area of dense mixed vegetation and rich shade, until it reaches the asphalt road leading to the village of Agios Sostis.
At Agios Sostis, following the characteristic bridge of the village, the route proceeds to the western foothills of the Lycaeus Mountains through an old path. This section offers panoramic views of the Neda Valley. The trail, after crossing an area with terraces, threshing floors and ruined huts, ends on a rural dirt road, which crosses an oak forest and running water.
Halfway to the village of Neda, the chapel of St. Athanasios (May-Thanasis in the language of the locals), with its adjacent fountain, offers a rest stop. Just below, a small detour leads to the sanctuary of Panos and to the ruined chapel of Saint-Stratigos, whose walls have been incorporated with architectural members of the ancient temple. Continuing on the dirt road, the hiker arrives at the village of Neda (old name Berekla), with typical stone-built houses and churches. Here one can drink or eat at one of the two taverns of the village.
After Neda, the route goes down the ravine, through a path overshadowed by large holly trees. The stream is bridged by a monotonous, stone bridge, the so-called Berekleiko bridge. It follows a passage under the modern concrete bridge, leading to a completely different environment. Here are the centuries-old plane trees. The trail runs along another ravine, next to running water and under lush shade.
After a short hike, the route reaches the Tritseli fountain, where it meets trail 6 (Abeliona-Petra-Neda-Kakaltryri-Ira Springs). From this source, by the river, an ideal place for a short rest, the route follows a slightly uphill, cobbled path to Abelionas Square. The village owes its name to the vineyards cultivated here in the old years. Today the cultivation of vineyards is very limited.