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Scenic route

Length: 12 km

Consigliato: suitable for everyone

Note: height difference of 170 m

Type: Cycling around

Setting out from the castle of Monteriggioni, we go as far as the foothills of the Montagnola, crossing Valmaggiore and skirting attractive views and pretty woodland paths. After a few sections where the surface of the path is even, and uphill (but these can be negotiated also by dismounting and pushing the bike), you come to a resting-place, from where you can enjoy an especially beautiful view of Monteriggioni Castle, and visit the ancient Etruscan site of Campassini, of which there remain a few faint but important traces.
The existence of ancient roads and carriageways encouraged the development of sites connected to human traffic and the transit of goods, as shown by a 16th century osteria, Il Mandorlo, and the ancient place-name Camminata.
Leaving behind the woodland part, after a brief section of the SS2 Cassia, the route winds its way among the vineyards and cultivated fields of Podere Il Santo, forming a natural setting in which the Castle of Monteriggioni greets cyclists and provides refreshment.
Here too, in the final section, for keener cyclists, there is the chance of cycling along the challenging arrival of the “Gran Fondo Castello di Monteriggioni” route.

CAI Route Numbers: 101-100-102

Route courtesy of Team Bike Pionieri

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Where to sleep nearby

Monteriggioni Suite Strada di Strove 2, loc. Abbadia Isola, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
S.m. affittacamere Abbadia Loc. Abbadia Isola 16/b - 53035 (Monteriggioni - SI)
None Il Colombaio Strada di Serfignano, loc. Abbadia Isola, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
S.m. affittacamere La Badia Loc. Abbadia Isola 16/b - 53035 (Monteriggioni - SI)
S. m. affittacamere L’arco Loc. Abbadia Isola 16/b - 53035 (Monteriggioni - SI)
Ostello Contessa Ava Loc. Abbadia Isola
None Borgo Stomennano Loc. Stomennano, 3, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None La Caminata Loc. Caminata 2, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Casa per ferie S. Maria Assunta P.za Roma 23, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
None Olie Ingo Hans-La porta segreta Via Matteotti 7, Monteriggioni Castello - 53035 (Monteriggioni - SI)
Romantik hotel Monteriggioni Via I maggio 4, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
None Stomennano Loc. Stomennano 3, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Camere Dentro il Castello Via I maggio 19, 53035 Monteriggioni Castello (SI)
La Maison dell'Hotel Monteriggioni Via I maggio 13 - 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
None Nella Piazza Via D. Alighieri 1, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
None Monteriggioni Castello Via I Maggio 10, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
None In Piazza Via D. Alighieri 1, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
La Signoria 1212 Via I Maggio 19, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
Sweet Home Largo Fontebranda 10, Monteriggioni Castello 53035 (Monteriggioni - SI)
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