The secrets of Val d’elsa

type of route: asphalt
Type: road, hybrid bike
For whom: cycling tourists
Point of departure and arrival: Casole d’Elsa
Length: 52: 55 pm
Difference in altitude: 1100
Difficulty: medium

Note: itinerary quite challenging suitable for cycling tourists enough trained: there are very long and steep climbs but the path is a continuous ups and downs from altimetry so nervous as spectacular; the landscape is superb and no busy roads.

Descrizione: starts at Casole d’Elsa following the road to Monteguidi that you will reach after a climb of about 3 km. By Monteguidi descend along the road that goes to cross the River Cecina and begins to climb gently at first, then more decisive toward the village of Montecastelli encroaching so in the province of Pisa. By Montecastelli continue downhill towards Castelnuovo Val di Cecina; After 4 km you leave the road to Castelnuovo to turn left onto a windly for Radicondoli (12 km): before we go down to the bridge on the torrent Lucignano to later reach Radicondoli, delightful medieval village far from major roads situated in an extremely panoramic position. From Radicondoli a fast and pleasant descent (2 km) leads up at a junction where you turn left following signs for Mensano (5,5 km). From here you pedal by following the signs to Casole d’Elsa (8 km): still a descent and the last climb up to the point of departure.