Cycle Tourism

Cycle tourism in Maremma Tuscany

Cycle tourism in Maremma Tuscany is experienced at 360 degrees thanks to the characteristics of its territory. The itineraries and numerous routes are perfectly suitable for all bicycles.

In southern Tuscany lies one of the richest and most authentic territories in the entire region: Maremma. The bicycle is a fantastic way to discover its natural beauty and its thousand faces. A great opportunity for all cycling tourism enthusiasts, amateurs, professionals, hikers, improvised Sunday cyclists and families on holiday. The Maremma has a rich landscape dotted with a network of consortium roads, old customs, long paths that cross the countryside and the thick woods of the Mediterranean scrub, with numerous ups and downs, until you find villages, medieval villages and splendid scenery overlooking the sea. Roads full of curves cross the ever-varied territory for hundreds of kilometres: they follow the flow of nature, between tree-lined avenues and isolated cypresses, painting unpredictable trajectories between vineyards and olive groves. They are all places suitable for cycle tourism. In an instant you can find yourself among peaceful corners and breathtaking views of the Etruscan Coast (Maremma Livornese) or the Silver Coast, in the Grosseto area, on light roads suitable for carefree and professional cyclists. Characteristic are the cycle itineraries across the Alberese plain, close to the Uccellina Mountains, therefore in the protected area of the Maremma Regional Natural Park, which lead to the mouth of the Ombrone river, starting from the Rispescia hamlet. Precisely Marina di Alberese it has a rich asphalted avenue in the shade made of tall pine trees, which accompanies the cyclist both inside the hamlet and outside away from the chaos, one step away from the sea, this is the famous stretch of the route A7, a cycle path that passes pastures and farms where the Maremma cows, guided by Butteri, they move slowly a few steps away from us and where time seems to stop.

There are easy excursions for everyone in Maremma, all you need is a mountain bike, a minimum amount of riding skills and of course the desire to spend a day in the open air.

There is no place more suitable than the Maremma for those who love cycling or for all those who want to experience a different way of experiencing a holiday by cycling. There are real Grand Tours that start from the vast ones Metalliferous Hills until’Tuff area, passing through Monte Amiata, the hills of Manciano, the Argentario and the Grosseto countryside, to return to the Maremma coast up to the characteristic Castiglione della Pescaia (not to be missed, near Castiglione, a cycling excursion to the Diaccia Botrona Provincial Nature Reserve) and again on the metal hills. Or for sea lovers, you can opt for the Ciclopista del Sole, which favors the coastal area and the immediate hinterland of the Grosseto Maremma and extends for about a hundred kilometres. It starts from Follonica and at Marina di Grosseto it turns inland passing through the capital, continuing up to Magliano in Toscana and touching one of the richest towns in the history of the Maremma, namely Orbetello.

From Orbetello you can easily reach all the other locations on Monte Argentario, thus having the opportunity to slowly savor those breathtaking views between sky and sea. There are many Nature Reserves that are the jewel in the crown of the Tuscan Maremma, such as the Feniglia Reserve or the Orbetello Lagoon itself. The roads that connect the towns of Monte Argentario are both asphalted and still ancient mule tracks or so-called wild boar roads. These routes called Customs were the final part of those routes that over the centuries saw the Transhumant flocks arrive in Maremma from Romagna, Pistoiese, Casentino and Fiorentino. Following the Customs you have the possibility of reaching the Maremma hinterland, a suggestive itinerary of old country roads that leads to the heart of the Morellino di Scansano area and which is worth experiencing without any haste or frenzy.

In Maremma it is possible to cycle on over 30 daily routes that embrace much (but not only) of the Province of Grosseto, a paradise for two-wheel lovers. For those who opt for the areas of the Maremma Livorno, along the Etruscan Coast, they can find the same characteristics. You have the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful areas in Italy by riding your bicycle, promoting the only truly sustainable mobility and enhancing the territory by defending its high landscape value.

Resources on cycle tourism in Maremma

  • Cycle tourism in the Tuscan Maremma Itineraries – It offers a series of itineraries with various difficulties throughout the Grosseto Maremma: Metalliferous Hills, Monte Amiata, Internal Hills, Tufo Area, Grosseto and Coast, Silver Coast.