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'Azzara

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




 
Walking in Tuscany
             
 

The Tour of the Eastern Lagoon

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The Tour of the Eastern Lagoon

album Surroundings
       
   


Cicloturismo in Maremma | The Tour of the Eastern Lagoon


   
   

The Tour of the Eastern Lagoon
Orbetello - Località Terrarossa - Tombolo della Feniglia - Ansedonia (Cosa ) - Via di Camerette - Orbetello Scalo - Orbetello


31. The Tour of the Eastern Lagoon - 25 km


Starting point and arrival: Orbetello
Distance in kilometres: 25 km
Difference in altitude: negligible
Type of road: hybrid (19 km tarred road + 6 km dirt track)
Bicycle: all-terrain and MTB
Difficulty: easy

NOTES: This itinerary is also suitable for families with children. Interesting sites from the point of view of nature are the Tombolo della Feniglia
and the Eastern Lagoon. The stretch of the Tombolo della Feniglia is ideal to cycle on in the company of children and it is very interesting for the
lovers of birdwatching. The one and only asperity is the climb (about 2 kilometres) to the headland of Ansedonia towards the ruins of Cosa. One
can also avoid this detour and remain on a flat itinerary shortening it by 4.2 kilometres. The stretch on the Tombolo skirting the lagoon sandy
shore has an irregular surface (roots and sand), but it is easy to cycle on also with a normal tourism bicycle. As an alternative one can cycle on
the main road crossing the pine wood as far as the seat of the Corpo Forestale dello Stato (National Forest Rangers Station).

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From Orbetello one cycles in the direction of Porto Santo Stefano taking the road laid on the earth strip dividing the two lagoons: Eastern and Western and cycling on the bike lane. Past the dam one cycles for 1.9 kilometres as far as the site Terrarossa to then turn left towards Porto Ercole as far as a crossroads (3.3) where one turns left again.

Past the large parking lot one cycles on for about 300 metres to turn left and take a dirt track coming to an end near a tall gate; having crossed the pedestrian crossing one cycles on the right along a tree fringed alley about 300 metres long, ending in front of the station of Corpo Forestale dello Stato. Here one turns left following the dirt track leading into the heart of the Tombolo della Feniglia to turn left again exactly after 300 metres taking the path heading decidedly in the direction of the lagoon.

 
Pinewood of Feniglia

Tombolo Feniglia, pine trees

Pinewood of Feniglia

 

One cycles for further 300 metres as far as a T-crossing where one turns right taking the path following the lagoon sandy shore. The path is marked by several surfacing roots, but only in the first part. Following this route one meets two pedestrian crossings on the left leading to the birdwatching sheds on the lagoon. One cycles on always following the main track, avoiding the right-hand deviation and after about 5 kilometres the road turns entering the pine wood by a wide clearing where fallow deers and boars can be seen. Reaching the main arterial road one turns left passing by the station of the Corpo Forestale dello Stato.

Past the gate one returns onto the tarred road keeping to the left and past the Tagliata Etrusca (canal regulating the water flow from sea to lagoon) and the restaurant (11 kilometres) one turns right on the road and cycling for 2 kilometres uphill one reaches the headland with the ruins and the archaeological museum of Cosa (13.2). Having toured the interesting archaeological site one cycles back on the same road as far as the crossing near the canal “Tagliata Etrusca” (15.4).

From here one takes a right turn and without cycling past the railway bridge one turns left onto the path allowed only to pedestrians and cyclists. Bypassing the shut gate one cycles in total serenity as far as the next one. The path known as “Via di Camerette” continues as far as a large crossing (20.5). Here one takes the flyover following the road signs to Orbetello Scalo, the Hospital and by a roundabout (700 metres to the hospital) one takes the bike lane leading to the centre of Orbetello (25). [1]

 

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Cosa, Capitolium - front [2]

 

Cosa

Cosa was a city founded in 273 BC as a colony of Latin rights by the Romans.

The city stood not far from the Via Aurelia on the rocky promontory of Ansedonia, in the municipality of Orbetello, from which it dominated the Tyrrhenian coast towards Lazio. The hill, in its upper part, was formed by two peaks, an eastern and a southern other peak, separated by a broad saddle, as if to recall, in miniature, the Capitoline hill in Rome.

The name seems to derive from that of a nearby Etruscan cities, or Cusi Cosia, which was to be built close to the beach that is now called the venerable Lido in the nearby lagoon of Orbetello.

The National Archeological Museum of Cosa was built on top of the perimeter wall of a private house of the Roman era and was donated to the Italian people in 1981, the Marquise Sanfelice di Monforte.

 

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cosa
Via delle Ginestre, 35, 58015 Ansedonia, Orbetello GR

Opening hours
Open every day
Museo Archeologico Nazionale Antiquarium (the antiquarian) 9am-7pm
The Archeological area: 8am-8pm

 

   
   

Orbetello   Orbetello, Mulino Spagnolo   Tombolo Feniglia, vista da Monte Argentario
Orbetello   Orbetello, Mulino Spagnolo  

Tombolo Feniglia, view from Monte Argentario

 

 
Porto commerciale del valle

Porto San Stefano [3]

 

 
   
  Forte delle Saline, Albinia  
Fish production in Orbetello   Forte delle Saline, Albinia   Spacco of Bagno della Regina
         
Mappa Tombolo Feniglia     The Tagliata Tower, or the Puccini Tower
Map Tombolo Feniglia   Porto Ercole, Forte Filippo  

Beach and Puccini's Torre della Tagliata

 

 

La Maremma Toscana, a film byBeppe Miceli

 

 


[1] Source: Cicloturismo Toscana | www. maremmabike.it
[2] Foto Mac9, licenziato in base ai termini della licenza Creative Commons Attribuzione-Condividi allo stesso modo 2.5 Generico



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Cycling in Southern Tuscany | 35 Cycleways and cycle routes

La costa, il lago di Burano e la Pedemontana

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

Giro del Monte Argentario

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

 

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