Lovers of bicycles and Tuscany, Val d’Orcia is the destination for you!
These lands are synonymous with beauty, slow itineraries, immersed in nature to be enjoyed by pedaling at a slow pace. Discover the Val d’Orcia in a gentle and slow way and you will appreciate every corner, every hill, every village you will see … and every now and then take the opportunity to make some nice stops with a tasting or aperitif! For cyclists and amateurs, this land contains itineraries for all levels! discover our bike rentals, where you can rent a mountain bike or e-bike with pedal assistance, and go on an adventure!
Route length 18 km
Difference in altitude 500m
Among the vineyards of Brunello di Montalcino
The route from Sant’Antimo and Montalcino round trip is a truly suggestive itinerary. A journey through the vineyards where the Brunello that has made this land famous all over the world is produced. This itinerary presents a rather demanding initial climb and a return downhill among the large vineyards, it is pleasant for an average trained person. However with an e-bike it is accessible to anyone who wants to enjoy these beautiful landscapes. It starts from Castelnuovo dell’Abate: you can decide whether to visit the splendid Abbey of Sant’Antimo at the beginning or at the end of the itinerary but you certainly can’t miss it. Sant’Antimo is a monastic complex completely surrounded by greenery, a place of meditation and retreat where you can disconnect from the frenetic pace and re-embrace the slow pace of nature.
The itinerary starts by immediately taking the dirt road that leads to Sant’Angelo in Colle with a continuous ups and downs; after 7 km you will reach the asphalted road and continue turning left. From here continue uphill reaching, after about 5 km, the Passo del Lume Spento. Continue descending towards Montalcino, and once you reach the capital of Brunello it will be a beautiful long ride downhill for 9 km that will take you back to the Abbey of Sant’Antimo.
The itinerary is of medium difficulty and requires scarce two hours: so take the opportunity to visit both the Abbey and the splendid Montalcino, rich in history, monuments and … one of the most renowned wines in the world, Brunello di Montalcino!