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Montalbano by bike

For lovers of two wheels, be it MTB, racing bike, gravel or downhill, Montalbano offers a large number of itineraries. This is a corner of Tuscany that houses Medici Villas, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Etruscan archaeological areas and ancient churches and is known for Carmignano wine and its flavors, its history and its landscape beauties. The activities related to the production of wine and oil have shaped the territory over the centuries, making it a real mosaic of wooded areas alternating with cultivated ones, with its villages and numerous farms scattered throughout the territory.

The Medici Route

Itinerary to discover the superb Medici Route between the municipalities of Poggio a Caiano and Carmignano immersed in the hilly landscape scattered with vineyards and olive groves and centuries-old woods, between Romanesque churches, medieval fortresses and farms (itinerant cycle tourism and sport cycle tourism).

Departure: Barco Mediceo in Bonistallo
Arrival: Via Le Croci - Quarrata
Along the way: Barco Mediceo in Bonistallo, Medici Villa of Poggio a Caiano, Carmignano, Fortress of Carmignano, Vines above Montalgeto, San Martino in Campo, Verghereto, Le Ginestre Medici farm, Barco Reale wall, Church of San Giusto al Pinone, Archaeological area of ​​Pietramarina, secular wood of the protected area of ​​Montalbano, Tower of Sant'Alluccio.

Length:27 Km; Difference in height: 1200 meters; Difficulty: high
Connections: Mills tour MTB, In the footsteps of Leonardo, Medicea Ciclostorica, Montalbano from Barco Reale to Vinci

Suitable for: MTB

The Medici villas

Ring itinerary that from the Cascine di Tavola, across the Leopoldo II Bridge, leads to the discovery of the Medici villas and the surrounding landscape up to Seano where you can cross the Quinto Martini museum park and then return to the starting point through the Barco mediceo (occasional hiking cycle).

Departure and arrival: Cascina di Tavola
Along the way: Cascine di Tavola and its park; Medici Villa of Poggio a Caiano; nearby the Etruscan Tombs in Comeana; Artimino and Medici villa of Artimino; Verghereto and le Ginestre Medici farm; Carmignano and the Fortress; Seano and Quinto Martini Museum Park; Barco Mediceo in Bonistallo

Length: 32 Km, Difference in height: 550 meters, Difficulty: medium
Connections: Via Medicea, Mills tour MTB, In the footsteps of Leonardo, Felciana-Acquiputoli-Faggione, Etruscan Route, Medicea Ciclostorica, Montalbano from Barco Reale to Vinci, Prato cycle path

Suitable for: MTB and Gravel

Among Leonardo's vineyards

Itinerary through the Carmignano wine production area, in the area that boasts the oldest d.o.c.g. in the world with an announcement by the Grand Duke Cosimo III de 'Medici in 1716, up to the production area of ​​Chianti Montalbano and, outside the province, to Vinci the birthplace of Leonardo (sport cycle tourism).

Departure and arrival: Seano
Along the way: Carmignano, Pinone, Vinci, San Baronto, Quarrata

Length: 47.5 Km, Difference in height: 758 meters, Difficulty: high
Connections: In the footsteps of Leonardo, Ciclostorica Medicea

Suitable for: Racing bicycle

Medicea Ciclostorica

Itinerary for expert cycle tourists through the hilly landscape of Montalbano in its most significant places between the provinces of Prato, Florence and Pistoia (sport cycle tourism).

Departure and arrival: Carmignano
Along the route: Comeana, Poggio all Malva, Artimino, Carmignano, Bacchereto, Bruceto, Capezzana, Spazzavento, Quarrata, La Magia Medici Villa, Santonuovo lake, La Querciola protected natural area, Ponte a Tigliano, Cascine diTavola, Poggio a Caiano

Length: 72 Km, Difference in height: 1200 meters, Difficulty: high
Connections: Mills tour MTB, In the footsteps of Leonardo, Etruscan Route, Montalbano from Barco Reale to Vinci

Suitable for: Road bike, MTB, Gravel

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