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E-bike tours in the Dolomites

Active holidays in Italy and Europe - Your bike and hike holiday unforgettable, carefree and without stress!

MY E-WEEK THE ETRUSCAN COAST

GUIDED E-BIKE EXCURSIONS FOR GROUPS: THE ETRUSCAN COAST AND THE METALLIFERE HILLS ON PEDAL-ASSISTED BIKES.

Rund um die Dolomiten - Radrundreise mit E-Bike 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

TYPE OF THE TRIP: daily guided excursions in English, French and Italian;

DIFFICULTY: six itineraries chosen from many different options, ranging from the easiest tour, completely on the flat, along the Tyrrhenian coast to more challenging routes, cycling up and downhill;

DISTANCE: daily stages varying from 50 to 90km;

DURATION: 8 days/7 nights;

PRICE: from € 960.

Karte - Dolomiten Rundreise mit dem E-Bike

Description:

Six itineraries chosen from many different options, ranging from the easiest tour, completely on the flat, along the Tyrrhenian coast to much more challenging routes, winding inland through the rolling Metallifere Hills.

Characteristics of the route:

stages of varying difficulty, with long flat sections along the coast and alternating uphill and downhill sections over the inland hills;

For logistical reasons, only E-bikes can be used for the excursions.

 

Arrival: 

guests make their own way to the Park Hotel Marinetta in Marina di Bibbona - LI;
free private parking at the hotel;
http//www.hotelmarinetta.it
GPS Coordinates:  Latitude: 43.24659  Longitude: 10.53009;

 

By car: 

turn off S.S. 1 Aurelia at the La California exit, continue along the old Aurelia road following signs for Bibbona/Marina di Bibbona. Free parking is available at the hotel;

By train:

the hotel is 9km from Cecina station. From the station, you can either take a 20-minute bus-ride from Piazza Libertà, a taxi or organise a transfer with the hotel;

By plane:

the hotel is 60km from Pisa’s Galilei airport. From there, you can take a taxi or organise a paid transfer with the hotel.

 

 

Unforgettable moments

  • The vineyards and tree-lined avenue of Bolgheri;

  • The archaeological sites of Baratti and Populonia;

  • Volterra and its historic centre;

  • The hills around Lajatico and its "Theatre of Silence";

  • The former mining area of Montecatini Val di Cecina;

  • The Caselli and Magona nature reserves.

A gift for you

Although selfies are lovely, you can’t beat a video just for you! We film it during the journey, recording the best moments, and package it so that you can take it home to show your friends or keep it jealously amongst your memories. So, remember, keep your head up and smile.

Stages

Day 1: Arrival at Marina di Bibbona

Guests make their own way to the Park Hotel Marinetta in Marina di Bibbona by 4pm. Meeting with the conductor, presentation of the tour and introduction to the use of E-bike.

Day 2: Marina di Bibbona-Baratti - Campiglia Marittima - Marina di Bibbona (approx. 90 km)

The route is mainly on the flat, departing among the renowned vineyards of Bolgheri and the area known as Maremma Pisana, where we will stop off at a wine cellar for a quick visit and wine tasting. We will cycle along a dirt track to San Vincenzo and then continue on the cycle path that runs alongside the pine forest next to the sea, as far as Baratti, where we will visit the Etruscan necropolis and the village of Populonia. The return route is through narrow lanes between the farmers’ fields, with a short climb to the village of Campiglia Marittima. A long descent takes us back to the Via Aurelia, which we will follow back to Marina di Bibbona.

Day 3: Marina di Bibbona - Lajatico - Montecatini V.C. - Casino di Terra (approx. 83 km)

Leaving the sea behind us, we will wind our way through the hills around Bibbona, where the route starts to get a little more challenging.
We will then set off on the long but pleasant climb to the little medieval village of Miemo and, from there, to Lajatico, hometown of Andrea Bocelli and the location of the Theatre of Silence, an amphitheatre nestled among the hills, built to commission by Bocelli.
From the village of Orciatico we can either take the dirt track which leads to the wind farm on the mountain ridge, or the tarmac road which winds between the gently rolling hills to Montecatini Val di Cecina, where we can visit the former copper mine, and take a look inside some of the underground tunnels.
After the visit, we will head downhill to the valley of the river Cecina, cycling to Casino di Terra, where a minibus will be waiting to take us back to the hotel.

Day 4: Casino di Terra - Montecatini V.C. - Volterra - Marina di Bibbona (approx. 80 km)

Climbing back on our E-Bikes, which we left at Casino di Terra, we will tackle the gentle climb to Montecatini Val di Cecina, looking towards Volterra, surrounded by gently rolling hills which suddenly become steeper just below the town, creating the cliff-like geomorphological formation known as ‘le Balze’. Within its long city walls, the historic centre of Volterra hosts an array of churches, museums, ancient buildings and shops selling handmade products, which are well worth a closer look. Leaving by the southern gate of the town, we will head to the village of Mazzolla and then continue downhill along a dirt track to Saline di Volterra before returning to Marina di Bibbona. 

Day 5: Rest day

A free day, to relax in the wellness centre at the Hotel Marinetta, swim in the heated indoor and outdoor pools, or choose from the numerous other proposals available.

Day 6: Marina di Bibbona - Monteverdi - Caselli - Marina di Bibbona​ (approx. 71 km)

On the day dedicated to the Metallifere hills, we will start off by climbing to Castagneto Carducci, the town named after the poet, Giosuè Carducci, who spent part of his childhood here. We will then ride along the twisting road though the Mediterranean vegetation to Monteverdi Marittimo, where we will stop off for a special tasting of local products. Passing by Canneto, we will find ourselves in the heart of the Monterufoli-Caselli nature reserve, a green area covering nearly 5,000 hectares. Continuing along the track, we will then reach the Passo delle Golazze Aperte, where we can take in the magnificent view of the Bolgheri plain below and the Tyrrhenian sea beyond, with the islands of the Tuscan archipelago. An easy and well-deserved descent will take us back to Marina di Bibbona.

Day 7: Marina di Bibbona - Castiglioncello - Rosignano Marittimo - Marina di Bibbona (approx. 61 km)

We will start the day cycling through the flat and peaceful countryside around Cecina, continuing on to the pleasant hilltop village of Rosignano Marittimo. We will then head downhill to the renowned beach resort of Castiglioncello. The return journey will take us along the road that follows the long stretch of sandy coastline, passing by the “White Beaches” of Rosignano and the Tombolo di Cecina nature reserve.

Day 8: Marina di Bibbona - Magona - Querceto - Guardistallo -Marina di Bibbona (approx.
51km) o Marina di Bibbona - Magona - Querceto - la Sassa - Caselli - Marina di Bibbona (approx. 73 km)

Upon reaching the nearby town of Bibbona, we will ride through the Macchia della Magona, a vast protected area carved up by a dense network of itineraries, and then continue on towards Querceto, a small group of houses built around the castle, home to a renowned wine cellar. At this point we can decide to return via the “on-road” route, tackling the numerous up and downhill stretches to Guardistallo and Casale Marittimo, or we can opt for the more challenging “off road” route through the Monterufoli and the Macchia della Magona nature reserves.

 

Prices 2019

 
GUIDED group TOUR
Package price per person in a double room with breakfast and dinner 960 €
Surcharge single room 180 €
ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Weekly E-bike rental   200 €

 

Starting dates 2019

  • Week 1: arrival Saturday 4 May - departure Saturday 11 May;
     
  • Week 2: arrival Saturday 18 May - departure Saturday 25 May;
     
  • Week 3: arrival Saturday 21 September - departure Saturday 28 September;
     
  • Tour 4: arrival Saturday 5 October - departure Saturday 12 October.

    By request, we can organise dates for groups of min. 8 – max. 15 people at any time of year.

General informations:
 

The price does NOT include

  • journey to/from Marina di Bibbona;
  • tourist tax, where applicable (depending on time of year);
  • drinks and extras at dinner;
  • lunches;
  • admission to museums and venues not mentioned in the programme;
  • E-bike hire.

For logistical reasons, only E-bikes can be used for the excursions.

E-Bike hire

For those that do not own one but would like to rent it, there will be available, according to the tours, some Winora Trekking Y 420 X and some KTM Macina Sport 9 SI-CX5I, in the sizes S-M-L.

Every E-bike is furnished with the following accessories:
- a waterproof bag to be attached to the back carrier;
- a dismantling and tyres repairing kit;
- a pocket-sized pump;
- an anti-theft cable padlock;
- a helmet, whose use is strongly recommended during the excursions.

The delivery of the E-bike, that must be booked upon signing up to the tour, will happen after the signature of a rental agreement which provides for entering a credit card number, to cover for possible thefts or damages caused to the bike (the various refunds are specified in the agreement), for possible insurance cover of which the agreement signer shall directly provide for, in the event he would consider it to be appropriate.

The weekly cost for renting an E-bike is of € 200.

 

 

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