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Maremma by bike is an adventure to try if you want to experience exciting moments in nature. Quiet walks and longer, more demanding routes cover almost all of the great province of Grosseto, with an offer for cycling in the Tuscan Maremma that satisfies everyone, both road bike professionals and amateurs. here are also many mountain bike or freeride trails that offer fun without limits or constraints.
The itineraries to do during a holiday in Maremma by bike are so many and different, depending on the capacity and time available. The mild climate, low-traffic roads, light slopes or extreme descents make this land suitable for cyclists of all levels. Let’s take a look at some paths to do near Tuscany Working Hostel, to go through pedaling, wheat fields, woods and ancient villages, climb green hills to look out to admire wonderful glimpses of the sea.
The journey to discover the Tuscan Maremma by bike starts from our hostel, Tuscany Working Hostel, very close to the bicycle lane that connects the city of Grosseto to the beaches of Marina di Grosseto, so, in a few minutes, you can reach the sea or, once in Marina, decide to continue to other destinations, choosing between two cycle paths: the first, about 7 km long, leads north to Castiglione della Pescaia, alongside the provincial road 158 of Collacchie and the amazing Pineta del Tombolo; the second, only 2 km, moves in a southerly direction, passes in the middle of the pine forest and reaches the hamlet of Principina a Mare, where it enters Viale Tirreno, along which it joins two other urban cycle paths.
To get to know the real Tuscan Maremma by bike, we suggest you try the experience of the Maremma Park by bicycle. There are many proposals for biking within the park, some quite challenging. If you do not have a bike, you can rent it in the town of Alberese, where the Visitor Center of the Maremma Natural Park is located, the starting point for some interesting nature tours. Routes like the one of just over 7 km long that leads to the beach of Collelungo or the other which, pedaling for 9 km, leads up to the historic Abbey of San Rabano.
In addition to the easy routes and a few hours, there are itineraries in Maremma by bike for more experienced cyclists, one of them is the Grand Tour of the Maremma, about 370 km long and quite challenging. The Grand Tour of the Maremma originates from the cycling routes created by the FIAB Italian Friends of the Bicycle Federation of Grosseto. It is a circular route, so you can start from any point on the route to explore enchanting landscapes and places rich in history and traditions in the province of Grosseto from the coast, therefore, Follonica, Marina di Grosseto, Castiglione della Pescaia, to climb the Hills Metallifere, up to the town of Massa Marittima, going on to Roccastrada, Paganico, Campagnatico, then to Monte Amiata, pedaling further up to Pitigliano, Manciano, Magliano in Toscana, Scansano and finally arriving in Grosseto.
The white roads that cross the fields, the vineyards and the olive groves, lead to see picturesque medieval villages and breathtaking views. Lot of tracks for MTBs in the Maremma area are reported around Castiglione della Pescaia, Scarlino and Follonica. The Tuscany Working Hostel has started a collaboration with the Maremma Freeride association that allows our guests to participate at mountain bike tours in Tuscan Maremma with expert guides. Customized MTB tours can be organized for all levels: freeride and downhill, Cross Country and Enduro. Contact us for information and to find out about the guided tours to discover the Maremma by bike with expert bikers who will entertain you safely!
For the moment we want to indicate a track that is among the most beautiful to do in the Maremma with the MTB bike, the Cala Violina tour. The journey takes half a day, is suitable for everyone and can also be done at night. The guides will take you inside the Bandite di Scarlino Nature Reserve on dirt roads and trails through the woods, until you reach the marvelous cove of white sand, called Cala Violina, because of the sound similar to that of a violin that produces the sand trampling it.