Having walked this one today, I found that the little bridge, as mentioned on page 71, has been blocked off due to a landslide. The owner of Rania was kind enough to let us through her building so we were able to pick up the trail after the damaged area, but you may not be so lucky. So unfortunately, you’ll have to keep to the road.
On a happy note, there’s a possibility that repairs will be carried out next spring by the new owner of the nearby Avra hotel, currently under refurbishment. Let’s hope.