A loop to discover Mount Pisano in its entirety!
The fee includes:
- Mountain bike/E-bike
- Experienced tour guide
- Tire repair kit
- Overnight stay with dinner and breakfast
Route development: dirt roads and bike paths
Length: About 80km
Total ascent: about 100m
Total travel time: 2 days
Meet: 9 a.m. at Largo Shelley, 20 – San Giuliano Terme.
Rates can be found in the “Info and conditions” section
Departure from Montepisano Store in San Giuliano Terme for this two-day itinerary that will surprise us with the long history, thousands of traditions and many naturalistic varieties of Monte Pisano. It will proceed clockwise, heading north toward Lucca. We will encounter fortresses and towers, the ‘Border Fortresses,’ evidence of the disputes between Lucca and Pisa; we will pass by Lake Massaciuccoli, along the Puccini bicycle path, now a nature reserve and Lipu Oasis, on whose shores stood a Roman Villa of which important archaeological finds remain. When we arrive in Lucca we will take advantage of a short guided tour and a snack of typical products of Lucca’s excellent cuisine before setting off again flanking the monumental Nottolini Aqueduct and returning to the foot of Mt. From here we will go to the Compitese, a magical place rich in spring waters where time seems to stand still. We might decide to make our tour stop here, staying overnight in a lovely Locanda, so that we can visit the Borgo delle Camelie, the Camelieto, Historical Garden of Excellence and leave the next day in the direction of Buti and Vicopisano on the Pisan side of Mt. We will stop in Buti, another small village rich in history and tradition, famous for the Palio before reaching Vicopisano and the Antico Frantoio del Rio Grifone where we can stop for a lunch with organic EVO oil tasting before setting off again toward Val Graziosa. Here a new surprise awaits us: the beautiful Monumental Charterhouse of Calci, which houses the Museum of Natural History. A stop is a must before continuing in the saddle to the starting point in San Giuliano Terme.
Throughout the tour an experienced guide will be on hand to lead and assist the group by explaining nature and history of these incredible places.
For all conditions, cancellation policies and booking terms.
E-BIKES OR PEDAL-ASSISTED BIKES:
With these bikes, even those who are not very trained can afford to tackle routes otherwise reserved for experienced cyclists. The electric motor, powered by a battery, supports you in pedaling by relieving fatigue.
However, minimal physical fitness is required to enjoy the hike to the fullest.
- Overnight stay and dinner included
- Expert guide
- Luggage transport service