Bike tours – The tour of Monte Pisano
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A full ring of Monte Pisano to discover all its hidden treasures
From San Giuliano Terme an almost totally flat route will lead us to Lucca for a city guided tour. Out of the city walls the path will follow the monumental Nottolini Aqueduct and reach the foot of the mountain crossing the Compitese area with its Camellietum. We’ll reach Vicopisano again on the Pisa side of the mountain. Going back to San Giuliano we will complete the ring, passing through the Val Graziosa and the magnificent ‘Certosa di Calci’.
The price includes:
- Mountain bike-Trekking bike/E-bike
- Expert tour guide
- Tire repair kit
- Overnight stay with dinner in an ancient oil mill with breakfast
The indicated price refers to groups of at least 4 participants, with Mountain Bike / Trekking Bike
The supplement for smaller groups can be found in the Conditions tab
Click on the “Program” button to discover the route and all the points of interest it encounters.
Departure from Montepisano Store in San Giuliano Terme for this itinerary to do in two days and which will surprise us with the long history, the thousand traditions and the many naturalistic varieties of Monte Pisano. Proceeding clockwise, northwards towards Lucca,we will meet fortresses and towers, evidence of the disputes between Lucca and Pisa; along the Puccini cycle-path, we will pass by Massaciuccoli Lake, a protected natural reserve, on whose shores stood a Roman Villa: we will encounter some important archaeological remains. Once in Lucca, we will take advantage of a short guided tour and a snack with typical products of the excellent cuisine, before leaving again along the monumental Nottolini Aqueduct and return to the foot of the mountain. From here we will go towards the Compitese area, a magical place, rich in spring waters where time seems to stand still: we are now at half way of our tour and we could decide to stop here, staying overnight in a lovely Inn, so that we will be able to visit the Camellieto, Historic Garden of Excellence and leave the next day in the direction of Buti and Vicopisano on the Pisan side of the mount. We will stop in Buti, another small village rich in history and traditions, famous for the ‘Palio’ before reaching Vicopisano with an organic farm and oil mill where we can stop for lunch with EVO oil tasting before heading back to Val Graziosa. Another surprise is expecting for us: the wonderful Certosa Monumentale di Calci, a Monastery that belongs to XIV century and which now houses the Museum of Natural History. A stop is a must before continuing on our bike towards the starting point in San Giuliano Terme.
During the whole tour a professional guide will assist the group and tell everything about nature and history of these incredible places.
For all conditions, cancellation policies and various terms, please see the “Conditions” tab
Maps 3D & 2D:
Meeting pointMontepisano Store - San Giuliano Terme (Pi)
Meeting time9:00 am
Duration2:00 pm day after
IncludedBike tours – The tour of Monte Pisano
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