The Maremma region is the perfect setting for enthusiastic mountain bikers who wish to experience mountain biking in a beautiful wild landscape. The bikehotel is situated in the middle of Tuscany's most famous area for mountain bikes. Here, in the Alta Maremma Toscana, you will find incredible uphill climbs, great views and fun downhills.
Mountain bike tours of various difficulty follow routes along dirt roads and challenging single trails. They are all a respectable distance from asphalt streets. Anywhere you choose to ride will feature stunning scenery of Maremma Tuscany, the sea, and even glimpses of the Islands of Elba and Corsica. Every day during your bike holidays, you will have the opportunity to meet hikers and horseback riders from the hotel for a group picnic lunch. If you would like, you may also take a ride back to Prategiano with the picnic bus.
The hotel offers MTB's for rent, or you may bring your own and store it overnight in our locked bike room. There is also a place for bike-cleaning. Help is always at hand for small repairs. If possible, bring your own GPS device! We have various routes which you can download to your GPS.
MTB-Route: THE ABBEY OF SAN GALGANO AND LURIANO CASTLE: After the descent into the valley of the River Merse, you will bike along medows and fields. Then you will arrive at the San Galgano Monastery. After, you will follow an ancient road, "l'Antica Strada della Maremma", and you will pass the ruins of former posting houses and the Luriano Castle. You may also join our 3-Course Picnic Lunch alongside the River Merse, which will both relax and strengthen you so you can face the return ascent back to Hotel Prategiano. Altitude Difference: 950m, Total kilometers 41.8: - Paved Road 11.8km, Dirt Road 13.2 km and Trail 16.8km.
MTB-Tour: MONTE DI PRATA (Mount Prata): After a long warm-up course and a short, steep uphill climb you will be rewarded with a fantastic view of the coast of Maremma Toscana. If the sky is clear, you will be able to see the Islands of Corsica and Elba in the distance. Altitude Difference: 600 meters, Kilometers: 30
MTB-tracks NATURAL RESERVE PARK OF SCARLINO: A seemingly endless web of trails cross each other in the Mediterranean "Macchia" in this Nature Reserve. The trails lead along coastal shelves and lonely sandy beaches. They arrive at cliffs which take you down to one of the most beautiful beaches in Tuscany. Here, you can continue biking or just relax on the beach. Kilometers and Altitude: flexible
MTB-Trail: THE 3 ANTIQUE VILLAGES: A single trail through the chestnut woods leads you to the medieval village of Gerfalco. From there, a very panoramic dirt trail leads you off to the village of Travale. Altitude Difference: 700m ; Kilometers: 23.5 - Tarmac Road 1km, Dirt Track 8.5km and Trail 14km.
MTB-Tour: VILLA ANQUA: A small climb upwards allows you to leave the hills behind. After riding along a dirt trail, you will face a difficult descent, a real rush of adrenalin for those wishing to test their speed (or with a slower variation for those who aren't so game), diving into the splendid landscape of Maremma Tuscany. Along the way you will see the Villa Anqua, the Etruscan Baths of Galleraie, and finally you will pass through the picturesque village of Travale. Kilometers: 49km: Altitude Difference: 900m
MTB-Trail: CORNATE: This morning ride has you climbing two summits: Ritrovoli and Le Cornate. There are wonderful views with the landscape falling away under your wheels in the downhill races. This is followed by a picnic at the old silver mines in Gerfalco. Kilometers: 35, Altitude Difference : 1050 meters
MTB-Tour CHIUSDINO: Narrow footpaths with some parts turning into dirt trails will lead you to the splendid medieval village of Chiusdino (province of Siena). After the descent you will enjoy a rest on the banks of the River Merse to pump up your spirits for the last, steep return to the Hotel Prategiano. Total 35km: Altitude Difference: 650m
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