This 30 km route is really lovely, not only because you pass so many old castles, but you cycle on small roads in the middle of vineyards, fields of grain, old farmhouses and olive groves. Tuscany at its best, with cypress trees planted exactly in the right places, often hundreds of years ago.
This route is not difficult, but there are some dirt roads (wide tracks where a car could also pass, therefore not dangerous or difficult). This route is ideal to do in e-MTB, unless you are well trained.
Rent an (e-)bike in Montespertoli with us and download this route passing 8 beautiful castles. You can see the route on your smart phone and easily find your way.
Obviously this route is free for anybody to use, even if you are not a client of ours! Do drop us a line if you like the route, or 'like us' on Facebook!
Download Google map 8 castle route:
8 Castles cycling route Tuscany - Google map
8 Castles cycling route Tuscany - KML file (see our short manual about how to use KML files on mobile phones without data roaming)
Length: about 30 km
Not difficult to cycle on an e-MTB, but there are some steeper stretches. However the roads and paths are in good condition.
Ideal for MTB or e-MTB, not suitable for a touring bike let alone a racing bike!
You can stop in San Pancrazio for a coffee break or something to eat. There is also a lovely 'alimentari' just after San Pancrazio in Santa Cristina. You can fill your water bottle at the Poppiano castle, you will find a fountain in front of the church.
Feel free to ask us for advice in case you are not sure how to proceed.