Cities of art, charming medieval villages, good food and wine as well as natural parks and nature reserves – Tuscany is a region of infinite variety and what better way to explore it than by bike? Cycling is the best way to get to know the soul of a territory in depth. On two wheels, you can reach even the most remote places and to discover, off the beaten track and in breathtaking landscapes, the vibrant heart of the region. You experience all of this in a fascinating combination of freedom and nature. Tuscany offers countless cycling routes that take you everywhere: from the sea to the mountains and from the villages and historic towns to the countryside.
In this Collection, we present nine irresistible itineraries. There’s something for every taste and every level of ability – from challenging multi-day Tours to leisurely, flat rides for the whole family. We’re sure that you’ll have no trouble finding the Tour that suits you best.
The Ciclovia dei Castelli is a 47-kilometre (29 mi) circular route that runs along the Magra River and reveals some of the most beautiful villages in the Lunigiana. The Val di Merse Grand Tour leads through four beautiful valleys: the Val d'Elsa, the Val di Cecina, the Valle dell'Ombrone and the Val di Merse. Of course, L'Eroica, Tuscany's most famous cycling event, cannot be missing from this Collection. And through the forests of the Amiata, there’s a mountain bike Tour that’s short and without any particular difficulties, while still offering plenty of thrills.
However, cycling in Tuscany doesn't just mean pedalling between mountains, hills and climbs. If you love the plains and river landscapes, you get your money's worth too. The Sentiero della Bonifica of Canale Maestro della Chiana is a beautiful, flat route of about 60 kilometres (37 mi) through the valley where the mysterious roots of the Etruscan civilisation can be found.
One of the most famous Tours in Tuscany is the Road of the Seven Bridges. The route connects Florence with Arezzo and passes through places and areas of exquisite beauty, amidst extraordinary geomorphological formations and green hills covered with vineyards and olive groves. Another route not to be missed is the discovery Tour from Grosseto to Castiglione della Pescaia, which winds through the vast agricultural area of the former Lake Prile.
The ride from Colle Val d'Elsa to San Gimignano gives you the chance to explore these two beautiful medieval villages up close, while enjoying the magnificent views of the Sienese Chianti hills. Be careful though: the climbs to reach San Gimignano and the other villages are not to be underestimated! Last but not least, we decided to dedicate the last Tour to all racing bike fans: following in the footsteps of the greats of cycling in Mugello, it’s a road route that takes you to Passo della Futa, one of the most famous passes for racing in this region.
Set off and discover a multitude of varied and surprising landscapes. Tuscany is waiting for you!
For more information about the region, visit visittuscany.com or italia.it/en/tuscany.
The starting point of this tour is in the picturesque historic center of Pontremoli, right next to the medieval Cresa Bridge. From here continue through the village until you reach Colle del Piagnaro and its castle, then go down to Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Repubblica and exit the village through…
172 kilometers await you on roads with little traffic. The bottom is mainly asphalted, but there are some dirt sections. Those looking for a challenge can cover the entire itinerary in one day, but we recommend that you divide it into several stages to make the most of all that these lands have to offer…
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The Eroica is one of the most famous cycling events in the world, held annually every first Sunday in October. To participate, you must register, but thanks to the so-called "permanent route" it is possible to travel the itinerary independently throughout the year, and with any type of bike. This Tour…
This MTB route starts from the center of Abbadia San Salvatore, and more precisely in via Roma, near the Trekking & Bike kiosk. Just outside the town, the first climb begins, along via Sant'Andrea, a small secondary road. In the last 500 meters, going up again, the rough asphalt of Via Sant’Andrea gives…
The Strada dei Sette Ponti develops along that stretch of Via Cassia Vetus that connects Florence to Arezzo. It is a historic route 101 kilometers long and with almost 1,700 meters of elevation gain, to be done by bike or on foot.
On the provincial road between Florence and Arezzo, the ideal means of…
The Path of the Reclamation of the Maestro della Chiana Canal rises on an ancient road once used for the maintenance of the canal and locks, between Chiusi and Arezzo. It is a natural track, almost entirely on dirt, which is perfect for bike rides also suitable for the whole family. The organization…
Among the places you will encounter on this pleasant 53-kilometer itinerary suitable for the whole family, we find the Diaccia Botrona Nature Reserve and its Clodia Island, the seafront of Marina di Grosseto and the ancient fishing village of Castiglione della Pescaia.
From the center of Grosseto, continue…
This Tour lets you discover two wonderful towns: Colle Val d'Elsa, famous for the production of crystal objects, and San Gimignano, the city of towers, also known by the friendly name Manhattan of the Middle Ages.
From the center of Colle Val d'Elsa you set off in a northerly direction, taking the bicycle…
This Tour retraces the route of the time trial "Barberino - Passo della Futa", also present in the 2007 Giro d'Italia, in the stage between Barberino and Fiorano Modenese. The itinerary is clearly designed for road bikes (although there are a couple of short links on dirt roads), but it can clearly also…
Bike Touring Collection by Francesco | Cyclo Ergo Sum
Bike Touring Collection by Francesco | Cyclo Ergo Sum
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