30 - The Coast, The Burano Lake and the Pedemontana - 35.1 km
Ansedonia Stazione - km 0 - Oasi lago di Burano - km 7.2 - Chiarone Scalo - km 14.2 - Garavicchio - km 19.4 - (Giardino dei Tarocchi) - Borgo Carige - km 24 - Ansedonia Stazione - km 35.1
Starting point and arrival: Ansedonia Stazione
Distance in kilometres: 35.1 km
Difference in altitude: negligible
Type of road: tarred road
Bicycle: roadster and all-terrain
NOTES: This itinerary can be followed also by cyclists without any specific training. There are no difficulties through varying altitude and there are two points of touristic interest: the WWF Sanctuary of Burano and the Tarot Garden. The weak points of the itinerary are: first when taking the S.S.1 Aurelia and then the 200 metres before reaching the Ansedonia crossroads. This very short stretch must be negotiated with the utmost caution, keeping strictly to the right, if possible waiting for a moment when the road is free of cars; or one can choose to walk across
the adjoining fields.
The starting point is at the crossing near the Ansedonia station. Ignoring the road signs to Ansedonia Mare and the S.S. 1 one cycles straight on in the direction of Capalbio Scalo on the provincial road S.P. 68. One cycles on flat land between the railway and the coast in a country setting.
After about 5 kilometres one cycles by the crossroads on the left towards the Capalbio station, remaining on the S.P. 68. Cycling for further 2.4 kilometres one reaches the entrance to the WWF Sanctuary of Burano (7.2), an ideal stop for nature lovers and birdwatchers.
The itinerary continues without any difficulty skirting the lake of Burano to reach a crossing (13.8) where the road turns left passing under the railway towards Chiarone and the S.S. 1 Aurelia. Past the railway underpass one keeps to the left in the direction of the Aurelia and Pescia Fiorentina reaching Chiarone Scalo. Past the small urban centre with its station, at two tall stone pines (14.7) one turns right in the direction of the Aurelia on the S.P. 75. One cycles on for 3.5 kilometres and continues under the S.S. 1 Aurelia (4 lanes) and then in the direction of Pescia Fiorentina. At the next crossroads (19.2) one turns left onto the S.P. 93 “Pedemontana” in the direction of Carige. Near the crossing, just after having taken the Pedemontana, one can see the Tarot Garden on the right, undoubtedly deserving a visit.