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7 Jul

3 good reasons to experience the Monte Pisano in summer

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With the arrival of Summer, both your mind and body start feeling the need to be outdoors, to immerse yourself in nature and to keep fit.

We are lucky here in our beautiful corner of Tuscany, this little jewel nestled between Pisa and Lucca, close to the sea, lakes and mountains, where it is possible to do many outdoor activities.

This is what Monte Pisano has to offer on long summer days.

Mountain bike

Monte Pisano offers a vast range of trails and paths, suitable for all, beginner and seasoned cyclists alike.
You can enjoy a ride along white roads and paths, stopping every now and again in the shade of the trees to admire the views. Or you can choose more demanding trails, which climb the hilltops and then offer enjoyable and exciting downhill tracks, naturally respecting the hikers along the way.

We recommend:

  • departure from the scenic route in Molina di Quosa; after 4 km on the tarmac road, you can find several access points to trails which, thanks to the work of environmental guides and volunteers, are very well posted and mapped out;
  • departure from Calci, following the steep climb up to Monte Serra from which many graveled paths fork off.

P.S. There are also some good restaurants along the way, in case you need refreshments after the climb.

Trekking

An enjoyable walk is an excellent option and Monte Pisano offers many paths.

There are many routes to choose from, you can decide when to stop, all the paths are mapped and connected to the surrounding ones. They are also ideal for our furry friends, who can run free in the forests or can be carried, like this one, who is no longer a young man!

This is the maps of Monte Pisano…

Horse riding

There are many riding stables on the slopes of MontePisano which offer hacks with instructors and lessons. It is a worthwhile experience, putting yourself in direct contact with nature and taking exercise outdoors.

We suggest you contact stables which turn the horses out into the fields and implement innovative systems of horse education, for example Equinatura in Massarosa.

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Pietro Pestarini

Travelling is my constant passion and companion, in addition to sports, motorbikes and good food. I am an ex-chef and, after years spent in the kitchen, I decided to reinvent myself and to study Tourism and Marketing, which led me to Montepisano Store. I hope you enjoy reading my experiences, because they are authentic and first-hand.