The countrysides around the city of Siena are the ideal area for mountain biking.
The countrysides around the city of Siena are the ideal area for mountain biking. The three valleys that meet exactly where the city rises, Val’Arbia, the Val di Merse and Val d’Elsa are in fact rich in cycling and hiking trails.
Most of these are naturalistic itineraries that run largely on dirt roads through fields cultivated with vines and olive trees. Mountain biking is certainly the best way to fully appreciate the beauty of this area. Only through the low speed of the bike you have the opportunity to live the Sienese countryside in its colors and in its perfumes. By staying on the saddle you can also visit the small historic villages and the medieval towns that meet along the trails.
Monteriggioni, Casole d’Elsa, Sovicille are real jewels. The ideal time for a mountain bike ride near Siena is spring when nature awakens and shows its colors again. Even autumn can be the right time to explore the Sienese territory, while winter and summer are to be avoided because of temperatures too rigid or too high.