The Hamlets and Parish Churches of Monte Pisano

1 Day

A lot of fun and surprises for this challenging path to discover Parish Churches and Villages of Monte Pisano. The medieval fortified village of Vicopisano, with its Brunelleschi Tower, the challenge of climbing up to the ‘Verruca Fortess’ descending again to the ‘Certosa di Calci’, a XIV century Monastery.

The price includes:

  • Mountain bike-Trekking bike/E-bike
  • Expert tour guide
  • Tire repair kit

Technical info:

Difficulty: Challenging
Route development: Dirt roads and mountain paths
Length: About 50km
Total ascent: approximately 444m
Total travel time: 8 hours

Meeting: 9.00 am in Bike Village Agnano (Pi).

Rates available in the “Info and conditions” section

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Overview

Technical description of the route:

(Ring route, the order of the stages varies according to the starting point)

From San Giuliano Terme we leave to Asciano: here we can admire the Medici Aqueduct that juts out from the mountain towards the city of Pisa with its 954 arches: it was built by the Grand Duke of Tuscany Ferdinando I de ‘Medici to bring the water to all the fountains in the city. Once passed under the Aqueduct arches, the path to Vicopisano meets the Pieve di Santa Giulia, which rises from a green field like a jewel of the Pisan Romanesque style,  the Torre di Caprona whose story is told by Dante, the Thermal Park of Uliveto with the small parish church of S. Martino al Bagno, the historic village of Noce: we are in the area of Pisan ceramics, highly valued since Roman times. Once in Vicopisano we will allow ourselves a relaxing break in one of the various cafes or bistros, after visiting the small medieval village with its Brunelleschi Tower. Here it comes the most demanding part of our route: the climb to the ‘Rocca della Verruca’. From the highest point of our tour, the descent along the paths will be pure fun and adventure. Descending from the top of the mountain, we will reach our next stop: the ‘Certosa di Calci’, a monastic complex founded around 1300. Today it houses the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of the Monumental Monastery. ‘Terra & Aroma’, a new bistrot with all genuine food and drinks, will be the best spot to enjoy the postcard landscape with the mount towering behind the monastery. It’d be worthwhile planning a visit to the two Museum for the following day. On the way back we will still meet some beautiful parish churches, but above all we will have experienced the atmosphere of the small village and people who live in Monte Pisano area!

During the whole tour a professional guide will assist the group and tell everything about nature and history of these incredible places.

For all conditions, cancellation policies and various terms, please see the “Conditions” tab

Rates and services

The rate includes

  • E-bike
  • Expert environmental guide

The rate does not include

  • Transfers
  • Unscheduled food expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in "the price includes".

Info and conditions

Useful info

We recommend the use of shoes and clothing suitable for cycling activity;
The Guide has the right to cancel the excursion in case of bad weather or uncertain weather;
The Guide has the right to vary the route and / or the destination of the excursion in relation to weather conditions, the type of group accompanied or any other reason that the Guide considers valid to justify such variations;
It is the Guide’s responsibility to calibrate the pace of the excursion based on the level of training of the group, even to the detriment of reaching the intended goal;
Minors can participate in the excursions only if accompanied by one or more adults directly responsible for them; minors are under the direct responsibility of parents, teachers, carers of all qualifications and grades or whoever is on their behalf.

Type of offer

Daily offer valid after checking the availability of services and upon reaching the minimum number of participants.
Minimum 2 participants | Maximum 4 participants
Reservations are available within 5 days before the activity

Rates

Guided Bike tour with E-bike:
2 people: 145€/per person
3 people: 115€/per person
4 or more people: 99€per person
Prices are indicative and will be confirmed at the request stage

Terms of cancellation

Maximum booking limit: 5 days before the date of the event Deposit of 50% of the total amount upon booking confirmation. Balance 5 days before the start of the tour. Cancellations: from 15 to 7 days before the start of the tour: 50% penalty; from 6 to 1 day before the tour: 75% penalty no show or less than 24 hours before the start of the tour: 100% penalty
In the event that the excursion is canceled by the agency due to bad weather, the customer will be fully refunded
In case of bad weather, it will be necessary to change the date of the activity. If the customer is unable to change the date, a refund equal to 50% of the amount paid will be provided (for the costs of opening the file)

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The Hamlets and Parish Churches of Monte Pisano

Meteo:

Vicopisano13°CShowers in the Vicinity
SUNRISE07:39
SUNSET16:40 CET
Feels like: 13°CWind: 5km/h SWPressure: 999.66mbarUV index: 0
Daily Forecast
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Sun10/1°C
Mon9/3°C
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Wed10/7°C