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Cycle rides and hikes around Monteriggioni

  • Cycle rides and hikes around Monteriggioni

    Monteriggioni is hiking and cycling country and works for both experienced cyclists and beginners. Consider hiring a bike and setting off on an exploration, with shorter routes connecting Monteriggioni and Strove, beyond Abbadia a Isola, or Colle di Val d’Elsa, and longer routes running all the way to San Gimignano or Siena.  The typical Tuscan scenery spans ruined castles, medieval chapels and quaint hamlets, known as borghi. En route, expect vineyards, cypress-studded hills, sun-drenched olive groves and fields of poppies or summery sunflowers. The cycling route connecting Monteriggioni and Colle di Val d’Elsa is worth doing. It crosses the Val d’Elsa, winding along a mixture of country lanes and secondary roads past vineyards and olive groves, taking in the Romanesque abbey of Abbadia Isola. Hikers can cover short stretches of the Via Francigena pilgrimage route, including a short walk from Monteriggioni to Abbadia Isola and then continuing on to Strove, just south, to see another sleepy Romanesque church. Even if many of these routes are covered on the official Monteriggioni website, it’s best to visit the helpful tourist office in person for maps and advice to suit your level and needs.

    Address: Monteriggioni tourist office
    Piazza Roma 23
    53035
    Monteriggioni
    Tel: 0577 304834
    Web: www.monteriggioniturismo.it

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