Tuscany Bike Routes
Located at the northern end of its municipal territory, Monteriggioni occupies the top of a gentle hill with slopes cultivated with vineyards and olive trees. The castle was founded in the second decade of the thirteenth century by the Republic of Siena, with the main purpose of creating a defensive outpost against the rival Florence. For centuries, the settlement fully fulfilled the function for which it was created, rejecting a myriad of sieges and attacks from time to time. Its military function ceased from the mid-sixteenth century, when the entire Sienese state, of which our village was part, was annexed to the Florentine one.
Bike Tour between Monteriggioni and the Chiantigiana Road
The route winds through the Val d'Elsa to climb up to Castellina in Chianti then following the Chiantigiana road among vineyards, olive groves and small villages up to in Siena . It is a route suitable for all types of bicycles , accessible even for those who are not very trained but also perfect for e-bikes . Leaving for a bike tour in the Chianti region around Monteriggioni and Castellina in Chianti you can cycle surrounded by vineyards and possibly stop to taste the typical products in one of the many wineries in the area.
|Distance: 132 Km|
|Drop: 950 m|
|Road: 80% asphalted (with little traffic)|
|Some drops at 10/15% – Doable Ascents|
|Refreshments: in San Rocco a Pilli, Monteriggioni, Castellina in Chianti|
|Suitable for all types of bicycles|
|Difficulty: 2 perfect for e-bike, trekking bike or MTB with light tires|
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