Mountain bike and road bike trails
The territory of Montaione encloses a historical, artistic and environmental heritage of great interest, that you can explore on foot or on your bike, away from mass tourism and travelling as much as possible on roads with little traffic or unpaved, choosing between gravel roads or trails in the woods.
You can find over 160 km of mountain bike trails and hundreds of miles of scenic roads with little traffic for the racing bike, which crossing the territory of Montaione will take you to visit the nearby towns and Medieval villages of San Gimignano, Volterra, San Miniato , Peccioli, Legoli and Certaldo getting you to know the area of the Tuscan countryside and its morphological differences.
The itineraries proposed by RideMontaione.com are only a part of those you can travel throughout the territory and offer different levels of difficulty from easy and undemanding, to those characterized by more technical sections for specialists in the single trail and downhill. However it is always a good idea to have a fair degree of fitness and good physical condition, an inclination to ride even in very steep sections in addiction to a good equipment.
If you are more demanding and looking for thrills, take a look at our guided tours. Our specialised guides, who know the territory perfectly, will be able to help you experience the unique and unforgettable adventures that Tuscany has to offer, showing you all the historic and scenic treasures that you will encounter along the way.
It is always a good idea to have a decent level of fitness and be in good physical condition, ready to ride even in very steep sections as well as good equipment. If you can’t or don’t want to bring your own, you can rent equipment through our bike rental service.
The Path 1 runs north-east of Montaione. It is in fact the union of the Rings "Gli Orti" and "Gambassi Terme" and will take you to cross the streams Orlo and Rio Pietroso and then go up to Gambassi Terme. From here, after admiring one of the most beautiful scenery that ranges from Valdelsa to the hills above Florence,
Path 1 – Ring “Gli Orti”
The path 1 Ring "Gli Orti" is a short and very easy track, therefore suitable for those who have little time or are at the beginning of the workout. The first part of the trail follows the old road that connected Montaione to Castelfiorentino along the stream Orlo. Start from Piazza Gramsci
Path 1 – Ring Gambassi Terme
Despite being a short path, it is quite difficult for a long ascent that will test even the fittest riders but it will reward you with a magnificent panoramic view over Valdelsa. Start from Piazza Gramsci, and turning left, go up towards the town center
Start from Piazza Gramsci, turning left go up towards the center of Montaione. At the stop sign, turn right towards San Miniato passing in front of the War Memorial of World War II and the panoramic terrace of Montaione from where you can enjoy a magnificent view stretching to the hills around Florence. Go down Via
Start from Montaione (Piazza Gramsci) and go up in the direction of the center. After a few meters, at the stop sign, turn left onto Viale Filicaja starting a slight descent. After about 700 meters to the end of the descent pass next to the
Path 4 – Alternative route “La Cava”
From Via "Ecce homo" near a curve to the left, you will enter a clearing on the right side of the road where you will find a bar lowered. Go through it and throw yourself down to the alternative route "La Cava". The first section - about 100 meters – of the road is paved, then it becomes gravelly and
Path 4 – Alternative route “Pian delle Querce”
From Via Ecce Homo, turn right onto the gravel road, go past a gate where there is a sign indicating "Pian delle Querce". Here the road begins to go down on a gravelly ground. After 400 meters pass a building of the society of the waters, and continue to go down for
This route starts from the center of the small village of Iano. There you will enter in Via Costia. The first stretch of about 700 meters is of gravel road and inside the woods, then starts a nice descent. Here you will admire the beautiful
Path 6 – Ring “Sughera”
It starts nearby an old cypress tree on Via Collegalli, where it begins a gentle ascent on a gravel road. As you go up the vegetation on the sides of the road becomes increasingly dense shadowing all
Path 6 – Ring “Balconevisi”
Follow the directions of the Ring "La Sughera" until the junction for Collegalli where you turn right. The road remains flat and after 800 meters you will reach the church of
Path 1 (road)
Leave from Piazza Gramsci in Montaione and turn immediately left onto Viale Filicaja you will start to go down to the crossroads with the road towards San Vivaldo. Then turn right and follow the road
Path 2 (road)
Leave from Piazza Gramsci in Montaione turning immediately left onto Viale Filicaja and after a short descent begins the ascent of about 3 km following the signs for Gambassi Terme and San Gimignano. At
Path 3 (road)
You leave from Piazza Gramsci in Montaione turn immediately left onto Viale Filicaja. After a short descent, follow the signs for San Gimignano, a stretch of about 3 km uphill passing in front of a Roman Cistern of the II century AD, and then reach
Path 4 (road)
Leave from Piazza Gramsci in Montaione and turn immediately left onto Viale Filicaja and continue on for approximately 800 meters until you turn right towards San Vivaldo. The first section is slightly downhill and then begins to go up during the last few kilometers to
Path 5 (road)
Start from Piazza Gramsci in Montaione and head towards Piazza Cavour, then pass in front of the War Memorial and go along Viale Italia and travel along the ancient walls of the castle of Montaione. Go straight on towards San Miniato starting
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