Sun, sea and cycling - if your hands start sweating and your feet itching once you hear those words, a short cycling trip to Sarzana might be exactly what you need. The region bordering Tuscany and Liguria offers a lot to friends of two wheels and pedals. Here, you will find the right mixture of beach life, culture and sports on every corner. Plus it’s Italy, so foodies won’t come up short here.
The type of routes available to cyclists around Sarzana is also very diverse. Relaxed strolls along the sea make for the perfect introduction, though the true fun begins once you leave the pristine coastline and head for the Apennine Mountains—just be prepared for some serious altitude. Your reward is quaint, amazingly paved roads that afford almost unreal views of the sea on one side and unspoiled views of the mountains on the other: Pure bike happiness.
The opening tour of the extended Tuscany weekend in the province of Massa-Carrara around Sarzana offers you some typical highlights. Great views, small roads, picturesque villages, mountains and valleys are just as much a part of the local road bike tours as a good portion of "La dolce vita".So today offers a coffee break in the village of Fosdinovo or a visit to the medieval castles. Carpe Diem!
On today's round, you'll experience everything that defines the flair of this region. At the beginning of the tour, you'll be pedaling along the coastal road past beaches and promenades. Here you will probably meet many locals on the road bike who are trying to attract the attention of the beach beauties.At Massa, you leave the lively section and switch to the quieter mountains. But you do not drive too deep into the hinterland - there are always breathtaking views of the coast and the sea.Finally you drive through Carrara. This city is famous for its white marble and the quarries you can see glow from afar.A really nice and varied tour!
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Today is the queen stage of your short break in Sarzana on the program. The tour promises many highlights and varied landscapes.However, they want to be fought hard. There are more than 100 kilometers and over 2,000 meters of altitude waiting for you. Would you have thought that you could find so many challenging climbs here by the sea? But that's what makes the region so interesting for racing cyclists - flat along the sea or into the mountainous hinterland. Everything is possible.
The last tour of your long weekend does not start in Sarzana but at La Spezia and takes you across the beautiful coastal road of the Cinque Terre.The coast consists of several hundred meters high, sometimes steeply sloping into the sea, mountain range. Five small valleys open here to the sea. In each hides one of the villages.Four villages are located directly on the sea. The pictures of these villages may well have seen each other once in a travel magazine.A dream for racing cyclists - but: Again, it is not flat along the coast but a steady up and down let the altitude on your account neatly skyrocket. But at the end you have a fantastic tour with many impressions behind you and can be really proud of the work done. Bravo, bravo!