A full ring of Monte Pisano to discover all its hidden treasures
The price includes:
- Mountain bike-Trekking bike/E-bike
- Expert tour guide
- Tire repair kit
- Overnight stay with dinner in an ancient oil mill with breakfast
Route development: Dirt roads and cycle paths
Length: About 80km
Total ascent: about 100m
Total travel time: 2 days
Meeting: 9.00 am in Largo Shelley, 20 – San Giuliano Terme.
Rates available in the “Info and conditions” section
Technical description of the route:
Departure from Montepisano Store in San Giuliano Terme for this itinerary to be done in two days and which will surprise us with the long history, the thousand traditions and the many naturalistic varieties of Monte Pisano. We will proceed clockwise, towards the north towards Lucca. We will meet fortresses and towers, the ‘Fortresses of the Border’, evidence of the disputes between Lucca and Pisa; we will pass by Lake Massaciuccoli, along the Puccini cycle and pedestrian path, today a nature reserve and Oasi Lipu, on the banks of which once stood a Roman Villa of which important archaeological finds remain. Once in Lucca, we will take advantage of a short guided tour and a snack based on typical products of the excellent cuisine of Lucca before leaving again alongside the monumental Nottolini Aqueduct and returning to the foot of the mountain. From here we will go towards the Compitese, a magical place, rich in spring waters where time seems to have stopped. We could decide to stop here on our tour, staying overnight in a lovely inn, to be able to visit the Borgo delle Camelie, the Camelieto, the Historic Garden of Excellence and leave the next day in the direction of Buti and Vicopisano on the Pisan side of the mountain. We will stop in Buti, another small village rich in history and traditions, famous for the Palio before reaching Vicopisano and the Antico Frantoio del Rio Grifone where we can stop for a lunch with tasting of organic EVO oil before heading back to Val Graziosa. Here a new surprise awaits us: the splendid Certosa Monumentale di Calci, which houses the Natural History Museum. A stop is a must before continuing on the saddle towards the starting point in San Giuliano Terme.
Throughout the tour an expert guide will be available to lead and assist the group by illustrating the nature and history of these incredible places.
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E-BIKES OR ASSISTED BIKES:
With these bicycles, even those who are not very trained can afford to tackle paths otherwise reserved for expert cyclists. The electric motor, powered by a battery, supports you in pedaling, relieving fatigue.
However, a minimum physical condition is required to make the most of the excursion.
- Overnight stay and dinner included
- Expert guide
- Luggage transport service