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Prato by bike

Cycling manages to combine fun and fitness. The bicycle is the best way to get to know the soul of a territory and reach the most beautiful places between less traveled roads and panoramic points, accompanied by a sense of freedom in close contact with nature.

The Prato area offers routes for every need, from occasional cycling tours to ring routes in the main Nature Reserves or Protected Areas; from long-distance routes, such as the Cicle route of the sun or the Via Romea Germanica Imperiale, to itineraries of different difficulty along the Route of Wool and Silk, the Medici Route or the Route of San Jacopo in Tuscany.

If you do not have a particular athletic training but you love to ride a bicycle without excessive physical effort, Prato is the ideal starting point for occasional and short-range cycle excursions, guided or in full autonomy, on cycle and pedestrian paths or stabilized clay to discover unusual perspectives of the city and main tourist attractions.

Arriving by train with your bicycle you can immediately take a ride in the centre and cycle between churches, palaces and medieval towers to reach in a few minutes the Cathedral, which houses the Filippo Lippi's frescoes, with its evocative Pulpit by Donatello and the main squares of the city. Take some time for a short food and wine stop and delight your palate with two unmissable specialties: the Prato peaches and the biscuits with almonds. Thus refreshed your ride will be more energetic and arriving in front of the Emperor's Castle, you will be fascinated by its grandeur! From via del Cassero you will arrive at the Textile Museum and then in San Marco square where, the particular art sculpture by Henry Moore Square shape with cut, will let your imagination run free in the most curious interpretations, as well as you will be amazed by the Missing Link to the chain that does not exist by Marco Bagnoli in Piazza Ciardi. Along the ancient walls along the cycle/pedestrian path, a nice ride on the right bank of the Bisenzio will bring you to the end of the itinerary, possible in two different variants, or you can continue for other itineraries along the river, on the surrounding hills or towards the Bisenzio Valley, immersed in uncontaminated landscapes between historic residences, fortresses and medieval villages or towards Montalbano, between vineyards and olive groves, to discover the Etruscan settlements and Medici villas recognized as World Heritage by Unesco.

Prato inside the walls

Ring itinerary inside the Prato city walls. Ideal for admiring the numerous beauties and the main historical and cultural attractions of the city (occasional cycle excursions).

Departure and arrival: Porta al Serraglio station
Along the way: Prato historical centre

Length: 5.38 Km; Difference in height: 7 meters; Difficulty: easy
Connections: Route ot Wool and Silk, Prato-Abetone, In the footsteps of Leonardo, Da Piazza a piazza

Suitable for: Road bike, MTB, Gravel, City Bike without gear

The cycle path of the parks

Itinerary that crosses the city of Prato, unfolding along the town villages and the countryside from north to south from the Galceti Park at the foot of the protected area of Monte Ferrato to the Cascine di Tavola park (occasional cycle excursion).

Departure: entrance of the Galceti park
Arrival: Cascine di Tavola park
Along the route: The countryside and the villages of the city of Prato: Galceti, Maliseti, Narnali, Galciana, Capezzana, Vergaio, Tobbiana, Iolo and Tavola

Length: 11.56 Km; Difference in height: 0 mt; Difficulty: easy
Connections: Cicle route of the sun east,, Mills tour MTB, Prato-Abetone, In the footsteps of Leonardo, Felciana-Acquiputoli-Faggione, Da Piazza a piazza

Suitable for: Road bike, MTB, Gravel, City Bike without gear

Along the river park

Ring itinerary along the right side of the Bisenzio and the Pizzidimonte-Santa Lucia foothills for a close look and frome above at the main attractions of the city of Prato and on the characteristic features of its hills and its villages still pulsating with rural life (occasional cycle excursion)

Departure and arrival: Santa Lucia Amphitheatre "Dorval Vannini"
Along the way: city of Prato

Length: 17.52 Km; Difference in height: 307 meters; Difficulty: medium
Connections: Cicle route of the sun east and west, Route ot Wool and Silk, Cavarzano MTB Rally, Mills toru MTB, Prato-Abetone, In the footsteps of Leonardo, Felciana-Acquiputoli-Faggione, Da Piazza a piazza, the Route of San Jacopo in Tuscany, Via Romea Germanica Imperiale

Suitable for: Road bike, MTB, Gravel, City Bike without gear

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