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The best routes on the Etruscan Coast – Tuscany

What are the best biking routes on the Etruscan Coast? At the Park Hotel Marinetta – the bike hotel at Marina di Bibbona – we can give you the maps and itineraries you need to visit the most beautiful spots on the Etruscan Coast, one of the loveliest areas in Tuscany.

Whatever your level of training, on road or mountain bike, our staff will be happy to help you find the right directions to suit your needs. Here’s a little taste.

Cycle routes – difficulty: low

From Cecina to Volterra

Distance: 50,3 km
Duration: 200 min
Surface: road
Height difference: 920 mt
Degree of difficulty: easy

This is your chance to finally visit Volterra, the city of marble and alabaster. It’s easily reached by bike from Cecina along a 30km long route with little change in altitude.

From Marina di Bibbona to Bolgheri

Distance: 29,8 km
Duration: 120 min
Surface: road
Height difference: 120 mt
Degree of difficulty: easy

A charming route that brings you from the sea towards the interior, passing Cecina, Bibbona and Bolgheri, the marvellous historic town famous around the world for its top-class wines and class Tuscan vineyard landscapes.

From Marina di Bibbona to Populonia

Distance: 35,6 km
Duration: 120 min
Surface: road
Height difference: 80 mt
Degree of difficulty: easy

Populonia is a beautiful little town perched on the top of a rocky spur above the sea of the Etruscan Coast. The climb is worth it by bike, along a 35 km long route.

Bike routes – difficulty: medium

From San Vincenzo to Piombino

Distance: 41 km
Duration: 180 min
Surface: mixed
Height difference: 275 mt
Degree of difficulty: medium

A wonderful route along the coast, passing the lovely Gulf of Baratti and arriving at Piombino along the Via dei Cavalleggeri.

Montescudaio and Bibbona route

Distance: 40,6 km
Duration: 180 min
Surface: mixed
Height difference: 330 mt
Degree of difficulty: medium

A looped route along one of the most fascinating areas of the Etruscan Coast. Cycle as far as Montescudaio, a historic Lombard town dating to the year 1,000 AD which is famous for historic villas and ancient churches.

Etruscan Coast Granfondo

Distance: 67 km
Duration: 300 min
Surface: mixed
Height difference: 850 mt
Degree of difficulty: medium

One of the most interesting and best-known routes along the Etruscan Coast, in the footsteps of the bike race of the same name. This is 67 km through the hinterland of Tuscany, passing Bolgheri and Bibbona with a climb of 850 m along the way.

Bike routes – difficulty: medium to high

Suvereto

Distance: 131,4 km
Duration: 500 min
Surface: road
Height difference: 2210 mt
Degree of difficulty: hard

A route of 130 km with a climb of more than 2,000 metres that passes Suvereto, a medieval hilltop town looking down over the sea of the Etruscan coast, arriving finally at Pomarance.

From Follonica to Montalcino

Distance: 117,6 km
Duration: 400 min
Surface: road
Height difference: 2000 mt
Degree of difficulty: hard

A decent climb of 2,000 metres on a route of more than 100 km will take you from the coast to Montalcino, a typical hilltop town known for its Brunello wine, one of the most loved of all Tuscan labels.