Abbadia San Salvatore

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Albarese

Acquapendente


anghiari

Archipelago Toscano


Arcidosso


Arezzo


Asciano


Badia di Coltibuono


Bagni San Filippo

Bagno Vignoni

Barberino Val d'Elsa

Beaches

Bolsena Lake


Bomarzo

Brunello di Montalcino

Buenconvento

Campagnatico


Capalbio


Castel del Piano


Castelfiorentino

Castell'Azarra

Castellina in Chianti


Castelmuzio


Castelnuovo Bererdenga


Castiglioncello Bandini


Castiglione della Pescaia


Castiglione d'Orcia


Castiglion Fiorentino


Celleno


Certaldo


Chinaciano Terme


Chianti


Chiusi


Cinigiano


Città di Castello

CivitÀ di Bagnoregio


Colle Val d'Elsa


Cortona


Crete Senesi


Diaccia Botrona

Isola d'Elba

Firenze


Follonica


Gaiole in Chianti


Gavorrano

Gerfalco


Greve in Chianti


Grosseto


Lago Trasimeno


La Foce


Manciano


Maremma


Massa Marittima


Montagnola Senese


Montalcino


Monte Amiata


Monte Argentario

montecalvello

Montefalco


Montemassi


Montemerano


Monte Oliveto Maggiore


Montepulciano


Monteriggioni


Monticchiello


Monticiano


Orbetello


Orvieto


Paganico


Parco Naturale della Maremma


Perugia


Piancastagnaio


Pienza


Pisa


Pitigliano

Prato

Radda in Chianti


Roccalbegna


Roccastrada


San Bruzio


San Casciano dei Bagni


San Galgano


San Gimignano


San Giovanni d'Asso


San Quirico d'Orcia


Sansepolcro


Santa Fiora


Sant'Antimo


Sarteano


Saturnia


Scansano


Scarlino


Seggiano


Siena


Sinalunga


Sorano


Sovana


Sovicille

Talamone

Tarquinia


Tavernelle Val di Pesa


Torrita di Siena


Trequanda


Tuscania


Umbria


Val d'Elsa


Val di Merse


Val d'Orcia


Valle d'Ombrone


Vetulonia


Viterbo

Volterra




 
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The road network spreading over Maremma offers an amazing variety of routes. Tarred roads suited to the thin and sensitive tyres of “very special” roadsters, dirt byroads for more versatile bicycles and tracks for bikers looking for wild itineraries through the thick maquis. To the more exacting cyclists the extensive Grosseto province offers cues and occasions of great technical content.[1] 


The coast

In the the province of Grosseto, two of the long-range routes of Bicitalia’s national network intersect, the Tyrrhenian sea Cycleway and the Grosseto-Fano Two Seas’ Cycleway.[2]

 

Map Tyrrhenian sea Cycleway, showing main tour and suggested options [2]

 

Another directrix through this territory is the “Maremma” section of the Ciclopista del Sole, the bike way crossing the Peninsula from Brenner to Sicily in the Eurovelo road network. It is not a bike way in the strict sense of the word but rather a route signalled to the cycling tourists, who want to cross Italy from North to South, looking for a way out of the difficult (for those by bicycle) national road network.
The Ciclopista del Sole favours the coastal area and the immediate inland of Maremma developing for about a hundred kilometres. From Follonica it heads to the inland taking a turn in Marina di Grosseto and crossing the provincial capital to reach Magliano in Toscana. From here there are two possibilities: to ride on to Capalbio or to return to the coast reaching the Orbetello area.[1]


Grand Tour of Maremma


The project Bicycle Touring worked out by the Maremma Tourism Board and by the Grosseto Province has its main aim in rendering enticing what the territory has to offer to those who travel and spend their holidays by cycling.

This means locating the more interesting routes in Maremma from the touristic and cycling point of view keeping in mind the different types among the cyclists as far as technique (road, hybrid or MTB), skill, level of training and kind of holiday are concerned.

 

Gran Tour della Maremma

 

The Grand Tour of Maremma is a wonderful cycling tour of about 366 kilometres exploring the heart of Maremma, its countryside, solitary roads, mediaeval towns and sea horizons. It is a directrix suited to each kind of travel: for self-sufficient cycling tourists, for those tourists preferring to take the car for longer travels with the bike in tow to enjoy pedalling lightly along the different area of Maremma, for those cyclists using all-terrain bikes (a few stretches are on dirt roads) or roadsters (variants are planned excluding all dirt roads).


Tombolo Feniglia, pine trees

Pineta di Feniglia, in the Tour of the eastern lagoon (Orbetello), N° 31

 

The main route, that is the Grand Tour of Maremma, is a real journey to discover all the features of this land, starting from the Metalliferous Hills to the Tuff Area by way of Amiata, from the hills surrounding Manciano to the Costa d’Argento and the Grosseto countryside riding then back by way of the coast to Castiglione della Pescaia and up to the Metalliferous Hills.


   
   



From the Metalliferous Hills to the Maremma Regional Park


The Metalliferous Hills are the bashful heart of a Maremma that entices those travellers with pioneering instinct looking for new grounds to break. Starting from the stone towns like Montieri and Gerfalco, ancient gateways to Siena and its territories, as far as the historic nobility of Massa Marittima overlooking the blue fringed coast. The strong and true character does not disappear when reaching the Inland Hills surrounding Campagnatico, Cinigiano and Paganico. Stupendous roads, old custom posts as well as the paths, followed by flocks and herds during their seasonal migration, wind through a graceful country, like poetry, genuine like its quality wine Montecucco linking together the Metalliferous Hills, the Amiata spurs and the Grosseto territory. Through its continuity Maremma conveys all its human genuineness by way of its wavy ground, scented with Morellino, that from Scansano rolls down into the Grosseto plain and towards the wide scenery of blue sky and sea, to be seen from Castiglione della Pescaia, to the Maremma Regional Park where a fragile ecosystem coexists with the Butteri’s way of life. Getting back inland the hills grow to mountains. Besides monumental chestnut trees and boundless beech groves, on the slopes of Monte Amiata cling the roots of a Tuscany that is forceful like the ancient extinct volcano and adverse to any standardization. In the shadow of the mountain Maremma writes its own history and misteries in the tuff stone: thousand-yearold tracks, necropolis and towns blend with the volcanic stone carved by time. Hot waters and well-being are the means by which “volcanic” Maremma cuddles legs, bodies and spirits of the travellers and cyclists. Two thrusts on the pedals are enough to bring one back to the seemingly never ending hills and to find oneself once more among pastures and vineyards giving onto Costa d’Argento with its Mediterranean light, distinguished by its peaceful corners, breathtaking landscapes and easy roads for light-hearted cyclists.[1]  


Il buttero,, an epic trade and Maremma’s ultimate symbol[3]

 

30 daily round tours

 

In addition to the long routes suited to the touring holiday in Maremma there are more than 30 daily round tours covering nearly the whole wide Grosseto province. These are itineraries of varying difficulty, from a level acceptable to families with children and obviously without altitude difficulties as well as with a reduced distance in kilometres, to more demanding routes that satisfy the requirements of cycling tourists and bike lovers looking for proposals that combine the beauty of the landscape with technical contents thus having the chance to tackle the ride with a sporting spirit as well. Some of these itineraries are on tarred roads, others on hybrid roadbeds with stretches of dirt tracks. Therefore the offer is exhaustive and stimulating for those who ride roadsters or all-terrain bikes. And for those bikers who love paths, single tracks and adventurous routes made of dust and mud? Maremma is a real paradise for those keen on MTB with double schock absorbers. The thick maquis, the coastal pine woods and the woods covering the inland hills and the Amiata slopes offer endless routes. Other than the road routes these tours imply a perfect knowledge of the territory, otherwise they can turn into mazes without a way out. On these grounds the best way to explore the “boar” tracks is that of engaging the services of authorized guides and qualified staff, singularly or in groups selected on the basis of their training level and technique.[1]

  

Overview of 35 cycling routes

1 - Maremma di Pietra | Maremma of Stone - 35.5 km

Massa Marittima - Ghirlanda - Perolla - Castel di Pietra - Lago dell’Accesa - Massa Marittima

2 - Le colline del metallo | The Metalliferous Hills - 73,7 km

Massa Marittima - Monterotondo - Montioni - Fattoria Marsiliana - Massa Marittima

3 - La porta verso le terre di Siena | The Gate to Terre di Siena - 37 km

Montieri - Bivio Gerfalco - Pian dei Mucini - Prata - Gabellino - Montieri

4 - Natura intatta e borghi di pietra | Unspoiled Nature and Stone Villages - 23 km

Montieri - Gerfalco - Lame - Travale - Montieri

5 - Viaggio nel medioevo | Journey into the Middle Ages (GR3) - 106.3 km

StICCIAno SCAlo - RoCCAStRADA - SASSoFoRtIno - RoCCAteDeRIGhI - GABellIno - MontIeRI - PIAn DeI MuCInI - PRAtA - tAttI - RIBollA - PIAn Del BIChI StICCIAno SCalo

6 - Balcone sulla Maremma | A Balcony on Maremma - 57.2 km

Roccastrada - Sassofortino - Roccatederig hi - Tatti - Ribolla - Pian del Bichi - Roccastrada

7 - The Ring of Massa Marittima (GR2) - 58 km

FollonICA - SCARlIno SCAlo - lAGo Dell’ACCeSA - CAPAnne - MASSA MARIttIMA - FAttoRIA MARSIlIAnA - FollonICA

8 - Etruschi e mare | The Etruscans and the Sea (GR4) - 63.6 km

Follonica (loc. puntone) - Scarlino - Gavorrano - Ravi - Caldana - Grilli - Bivi o Tirli - Castiglione della Pescaia - Pian d’Alma - Follonica (loc. puntone

9 - Castel di Pietra - 16.5 km

CASTELLACCIA - FATTORIA VATICANO - CASTEL DI PIETRA - FATTORIA VATICANO - GIGLAIE - CASTELLACCIA

10. La via Leopoldina | The Leopoldina road - 38.4 km

Paganico - Fercole (Casal di Pari) - Casenovole - Monte Antico Stazione - Paganico

11. La bassa valle dell’ Ombrone | The lower Ombrone Valley- 42.3 km

Campagnatico - Marrucheti - Istia d’Ombrone - Arcille - Sant’Antonio - Campagnatico

12. La via del Montecucco | The Wine Road of Montecucco - 26.2 km

Cinigiano - MonteCucco - bivio Sasso d’Ombrone - Cinigiano

13. Profumo di Morellino | The scent of morellino wine - 39 km

Magliano in Toscana - Pereta - Scansano - Strada dell’Aione - Magliano in Toscana

14. Cuore di Maremma | The Heart of Maremma (GR5) - 96 km

Grosseto (Ponte Mussolini) - Magliano in Toscana - Bivio Marsiliana - Scansano - Bivio Montiano - o Grosseto (Ponte Mussolini)

15. La via delle Terme | The Road to the Termal Baths - 37.2 km

Manciano - Montemerano - Terme di Saturnia - Saturnia - Poggio Capanne - Poggio Murella - Manciano

16. Poggio Foco | Poggio Foco - 29 km

Manciano - Lago Scuro - Capriola - Bivio Capalbio - S.P. 67 - La Campigliola - Attraversamento S.P. 32 - S.R. 74 - Manciano

17. Cala Violina - 15.6 km

Follonica (loc. Puntone) - Pian d’Alma - Punta Le Canne - Cala Violina - Calla Martina - Follonica (loc. Puntone)

18. Sulle strade dei campioni | Along the routes of the Champions - 169.4 km

Manciano - Pitigliano - Sorano - Sovana - San Martino sul Fiora - Saturnia - Montemerano - Scansa no - Pereta - Magliano in Toscana - Marsiliana - Capalbi o - La Sgrilla - Manciano

19. I tre passi | The Three Passes - 30.7 km

Arcidosso - Montelaterone - Bivio Monticello Amiata - località Alteta - bivio monte Aquilaia - Valico Buceto - Bivio Monte Labbro - Località Merigar - Località Aiole - Arcidosso

20. Towards the Albegna Springs - 37.8 km

Arcidosso - Le Macchie - Bivio Buceto - Roccalbegna - Riserva del Pescinello - Bivio Monte Labbro - Località Aiole - Arcidosso

21. The Maremma Park - 34.2 km

Rispescia - Ponti Neri - Barbicato - Molinaccio - Alberese - Centro Visite Parco della Maremma - Loca lità Spergolaia - Marina di Alberese - Foce dell’Ombrone - Loca lità Spergolaia - Canale Essiccatore - Antica Dogana - Giuncola - Rispesci

22. The Slopes of the Amiata Mountain in the Grosseto Province - 54 km

Roccalbegna - Triana - Località Aiole - Arcidosso - Monticello Amiata - Castiglioncello Bandini - Stribugliano - Santa Caterina - Roccalbegna

23. From Amiata to the Plain and Back (GR8) - 92 km

Castel del Piano - Arcidosso - Monticello Amiata - Cinigiano - Bivio Granaione - Baccinello - Cana - Santa Caterina - Roccalbegna - Triana - Località Aiole - Arcidosso - Castel del Piano

24. The Pigelleto Sanctuary and Monte Penna - 22 km

Riserva Natura le del Pigelleto - Castell’Azzara - Selvena - Riserva Natura le del Pigelleto

25. L’alta valle del Fiora | The Upper Fiora Valley

Santa Fiora - Torrente Scabbia - Torrente Rigo Secco - Selva - Santa Fiora

26. La valle del Fiora e le città del Tufo | The Fiora Valley and the Tuffaceous Towns - 100 km

SANTA FIORA - SELVA - SELVENA - ELMO - SORANO - PITIGLIANO - SOVANA - SAN MARTINO SUL FIORA - BIVIO CATABBIO - SEMPRONIANO - PETRICCI - TRIANA - LOCALITA' AIOLE - SANTA FIora

27. Le città del Tufo | Tuffaceous towns

Sorano - San Quirico - Madonna delle Grazie - Pitigliano - Sorano

28. Le colline di Manciano e Capalbio | The Hills of Manciano and capalbio - 38 km

Capalbio - Vallerana - Sgrillozzo - Marsiliana - Capalbio

29. Verso il Giardino dei Tarocchi | On the Way to the Tarocchi Garden - 18 km

Capalbio - Bivio Pescia Fiorentina - Garavicchio (Giardino dei Tarocchi) - Borgo Carige - Capalbio

30. La costa, il lago di Burano e la Pedemontana | The Coast, The Burano Lake and the Pedemontana - 35.1 km

Ansedonia Stazione - Oasi LAGO di Burano - Chiarone Scalo - Garavicchio (Giardino dei Tarocchi) - Borgo Carige - Ansedonia Stazione

31. Il giro della laguna di Levante | The Tour of the Eastern Lagoon - 25 km

Orbetello - Località Terrarossa - Tombolo della Feniglia - Ansedonia (Cosa ) - Via di Camerette - Orbetello Scalo - Orbetello

32. Giro del Monte Argentario | The Tour of Monte Argentario - 46.3 km

Orbetello - Porto Ercole - Punta Avvoltore - Strada Panoramica - Porto Santo Stefano - Orbetello

33. La bassa valle dell’ Albegna | The Lower Albegna Plain - 89 km

Orbetello - Strada di Camerette - Ansedonia (Cosa ) - Oasi WWF Lago di Burano - Chiarone Scalo - Garavicchio (Giardino dei Tarocchi) - Borgo Carige - Capalbio - Marsiliana - Magliano in Toscana - Quattrostrade - Orbetello Scalo - Orbetello

34. Ciclopista del Sole - 94.3 km (Capalbio) / 93.5 km (Orbetello)

Follonica - Castiglione della Pescaia - Marina di Grosseto - Grosseto - Strada Comunale della Grancia - Montiano - Magliano in Toscana
Variante Capalbio: Marsiliana - Capalbio
Variante Argentario: s.r. 74 - Quattrostrade - Orbetello Scalo - Orbetello

35. Gran tour della Maremma

 

 

 

 

Other Itineraries

Cicloturismo in Maremma | From Magliano in Toscana to Pereta, Scansano, Strada dell'Aion and again  Magliano in Toscana

Download map and directions pdf | The scent of Morellino di Scansano | Magliano in Toscana –Pereta – Scansano – Strada dell'Aione – Magliano in Toscana

 

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[1] Source: Cicloturismo Toscana
AGENZIA PER IL TURISMO DELLA MAREMMA
MAREMMA TOURISM BOARD
Viale Monterosa, 206 - 58100 Grosseto - Italy
[2] Source: Italy Cycling Guide
[3] Fonte: Uomini e animal | www.alberese.com

 

 
   

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Podere Santa Pia has been beautifully restored and overlooks a valley characterised by all the elements of the Tuscan landscape: vineyards, pastures, small forests, wheat fields, olive groves and downey oaks. On a clear day you can see as far as Corsica to the south.

 

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