Villages, nature and mountain wines by e-bike
After a short but important briefing on the use of pedal-assisted MTBs, we will set off on our route. We will ride through the historical centre of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and then ride for about 3 km on the only stretch of main road that will take us to the crossroad where we will leave the busy areas for good, allowing us to ride through rural areas, small traditional villages with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and mountains. Our route takes us along secondary roads, mule tracks and paths that allow us to fully enjoy the naturalistic spirit of this excursion. If we opt to reach the village of Barga we will cross some sections of paths that are a little more challenging and other sections on comfortable, very scenic secondary roads. A visit to the historic centre of Barga will certainly be one of the highlights of the day. The cathedral at the top of the town and the characteristic streets of the village will give us very picturesque views. Barga is on the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy and fully deserves this title. We will descend for a few kilometres through residential areas and woods and then cross the Serchio river near the village of Gallicano.
Along secondary roads we will reach the organic farm where Gabriele, an expert oenologist and passionate about his work, will introduce us to his bio-dynamic wines. During the visit of the farm and the wine tasting (not included) we can recharge the batteries of our MTBs in order to take full advantage of its in the afternoon itinerary.
At the end of the tasting we will go back in the saddle for the last climb of our itinerary , still with characteristic perched villages and this time with views of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. If the skills of the participants are adequate, we will descend to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana through ancient mule tracks and chestnut woods, thus ending this fantastic day in MTB in style.
Duration: 7 hours.
Length: about 45 KM.
Difference in height: about 1190 meters.
Difficulty / Commitment: 6/7 (on a scale of 1 to 12). Route with alternating secondary roads and dirt roads, stretches on paths.
Meeting place: Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (LU)
Lunch: Wine tasting on the farm with light lunch, not included to be paid directly on site.
Sports shoes, small backpack (25/30 litres), waterproof jacket, sports or specific cycling clothing.
-MTB with pedal assistance;
The bicycles will be delivered in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, where we will return after a ring circuit that will have a total length of about 45 km.
What to bring:
For a better comfort we suggest to use specific clothing for cycling, however you can also participate using normal sportswear. A helmet is required and will be supplied with the bike.
We suggest that you bring a small backpack with a warm, light, long-sleeved garment, sunscreen and a water bottle.
– Hiking guide during the programme;
– Hire of electric MTB and helmet;
– Tasting of 3 wines and typical products.3
- Jun 16 2022
- All Day