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Choose from several options, offered both by the city and by nature, or to combine the two of them.

A sense of freedom

Madonna del Sasso, Santa Brigida, the hills of Chianti Rufina

FROM THE SANCTUARY MADONNA DEL SASSO
TO THE VALLEY OF ARNO

One-way itinerary. When in Florence participants are released from the bikes.

This itinerary develops on the foothills of Mt. Giovi, the peak which towers over the Mugello area and the valley of Arno, 15-20 km north-east of Florence. A route winding among chestnut forests, hop hornbeams, Turkey oaks and the wild hills which make up the Local Protected National Reserve, with the suggestive sanctuary Madonna del Sasso as its symbolic centre.

 

Below 500 m the vegetation gently leaves space to vineyards, olive groves and cypresses. Here the bike trail crosses a rural territory dotted with towers, ancient manor houses, 16th century villas and romanesque parishes, a precious historical testimony and a beautiful synthesis of the magnificent Tuscany landscape. This is the heart of “Chianti Rufina”, a winemaking area well known since the Renaissance.

Overwiev

When

Every day on appointement

Meeting Point

Fiesole, Piazza Mino da Fiesole, bus terminal ATAF number 7

Arrival Point

Florence, Piazza S. Maria Novella

Level of difficulty

Average-weekend rider

Duration

4-5 h

Length

30 km (19 mi)

Elevation gain uphill

500 m (1640 ft)

Price*

€ 60  each, 2 to 8 participants

How to join >

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Plan with us your own personal tour

* Price refers to standard itinerary and includes: MTB rental, Enviromental-excursionist guide service, helmet, safety accessories, ¾ liter mineral water, transfer by train from Pontassieve to Florence.

One way itinerary. Transfers to Florence, Santa Maria Novella, by train