ETRUSCAN COAST AND MAREMMA – ONE DAY
1 day (from morning to afternoon)
about 4.30 pm
on request for groups consist of a minimum of 4 people
on request from Riotorto, Follonica, Piombino, Massa Marittima, Suvereto, Campiglia Marittima.
up to 3 days before the date chosen
It will change depending on the selected starting point. We will investigate for you and we will guarantee you the best route from the point of view of landscape , history and culture.
The amazing scenary is the Tuscan landscape that sometimes settles slowly on the sea by the beautiful beaches while at times the sun faces you bursting over the cliffs.
Small medieval villages high above the entire landscape changes when you get closer to the sea; and behold, cypresses, vineyards and olive groves gives in to wheat fields and pinewoods. The green of the pine forests, the red soil rich in iron, the yellow of the wheat and of the sunflowers, the blue of the sea merge continuously, creating a landscape of disarming beauty.
You can also find a rich food and wine culture that is envied from all over the world. A place where authentic traditions have been handed down for hundreds of years.
MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST
(It will change depending on the selected starting point)
- Piombino: known for its harbor that has a charming old town that ends with an enormous terrace overlooking the sea.
- Populonia: famous Etruscan city where you can enjoy a unique view of the Elba’ s island and the Gulf of Baratti.
- Cala Violina: famous for its clear blue sea and its fine white sand.
- Follonica: modern town known for beach tourism and for the sea.
- Montioni: the small town from which departs the natural park of Montioni.
- Massa Marittima: medieval village known for its cathedral, overlooking the Gulf of Follonica.
- San Lorenzo: a small town known for its wine cellar Petra.
- Campiglia Marittima: the medieval village of rare beauty lies on the slopes of the hills Metalliferous.
- Sassetta: small medieval village surrounded by chestnut and oak trees.
DIFFICULTY AND FEATURES
Each day starts in the morning at about 8:30 am and ends approximately at 4:30 pm.
Each day will be approximately 40-50 kilometers with an elevation of about 500-600 meters distributed on slight uphill slope.
The roads are mostly dirt or paths in gravel, stone or packed earth.
The proper bike is mountain bike with front shocks.
The pace will be dictated by the guide; it will be slow to proceed together, with frequent stops to rest, drink, eat, take pictures, visit, and observe.
You need a minimal athletic training and a minimum mastery of driving the bike on uneven ground.
During the tours, in case of need, the guide will deal with any solution of small mechanical failures or punctures.