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Explore Tuscany by e-bike

The lush countryside of Tuscany surrounding the Monsignor of the Casa Country Resort & Spa is perfect for exploring by e-bike. Here we suggest the most interesting routes for a two-wheeled outing.

Tuscany has a long tradition of cycling and bike tourism, having produced many international champions. If you love to feel the wind on your face or just curious to try a new way to enjoy the Tuscan countryside, hire one of our e-bikes, available at reception.

The vast green hills, mountain trails, and peaks higher than 1,000 meters become easier to manage thanks to the assisted pedaling, even for less experienced cyclists. Don’t believe us? Test yourself with one of our routes and retrace some classic stages of the Giro d'Italia.

Route 1

This route, about 40 km in length, is suited to less experienced cyclists, with a maximum gradient of 10%. The starting point is Borgo San Lorenzo, then the towns of San Cresci (with its notable church), Campestri (the highest point of the route), Dicomano, and Vicchio.

Route 2

This is a 37 km route, with an average gradient of between 3% and 8%, starting from Borgo San Lorenzo. From here you’ll reach the Monastery of Bosco ai Frati (which houses a wooden crucifix attributed to Donatello), the airfield of Galliano, up to the characterful villages of Sant'Agata (with its splendid Romanesque church), and Scarperia (home of the Palazzo dei Vicari). Alongside the Mugello Circuit, you’ll arrive at Luco di Mugello and Ronta, famous for its tortelli. Take a break and enjoy this Mugello specialty: it's well worth it.

Route 3

This route takes you through some of the most evocative parts of Tuscany. Leaving Sagginale, you will start the ascent of Salaiole, with a gradient of up to 15%, through the hills that lead to Florence. At the pass of Vetta Le Croci you’ll return to the real forest until the junction for Monte Senario (7% average incline), to Bivigliano (600 meters above sea level), and finally to Badia del Buonsollazzo, where you will begin the descent towards Polcanto and Vicchio.

Route 4

This route, with 65 km of unforgettable beauty, is best for experienced and professional cyclists. In this double climb of the Passo della Futa (903 meters above sea level), you’ll discover Firenzuola, the village known for its "pietra serena" quarries, Panna, source of famous oligomineral water, and Lake Bilancino. If you’re experienced and have good resistance on two wheels, you can push yourself up to the climbs of the Mugello Apennines, along a route of about 100 km. From Firenzuola you’ll reach the Valico del Paretaio, 880 meters above sea level, up to Palazzuolo Sul Senio.

There are plenty of routes to choose from, in addition to those suggested here, you just need to decide where to start ... Ask for information at reception and get set to cycle into the real heart of Tuscany by e-bike.

 

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