Tour di Bolsena

Tour di Bolsena

Tour di Bolsena

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This long distance tour runs through the landscape of Tuscany and takes us to Bolsena Lake. The journey is approximately 130km long, has steep passages and is suitable for practiced cyclists. Starting in Saturnia, we cycle a few km and quickly enter the Lazio region, passing the modern San Pietro bridge. We are immediately immersed in a volcanic territory strongly dominated by tufa rock and rich in necropolises. After passing the historical towns of Ischia di Castro, Farnese and Valentano, we begin to skirt Bolsena Lake. At this point, we continue on the right bank of the lake, immersing ourselves in the towns of Marta and Capodimonte, which have made lake fishing their main resource. We reach Montefiascone about 600 masl. A steep descent towards the village which gives the lake its name is necessary. The route goes back to Tuscany passing through Gradoli and the Latera and Pitigliano valleys, thus returning to Saturnia.

meeting point

Saturnia Bike Center - Via delle Terme 5 - 58014 Saturnia GR

departure time

to be defined

Included in the price

compulsory

Recommended equipment

not included

* Water bottle, repair kit and helmet are included only with bicycle rental

itinerary

Part of the municipality of Manciano, it stands on a travertine plateau at 294 masl in the hinterland of the Maremma Grossetana. The main resource is thermal tourism. It’s home to the famous Terme di Saturnia with sulphurous waters that flow at a temperature of 37.5°C and have renowned therapeutic properties.

The main thermal waterfalls are the Cascate del Mulino, located near an old mill.

This village is located on a promontory of Bolsena Lake, formed over 300,000 years ago after the calderic collapse of some volcanoes in the Volsini mountain chain. It was already home to a settlement in the Bronze Age. The town is dominated by the Rocca Farnese. A long volcanic sand beach, flanked by Italian gardens, is one of the most characteristic points of Capodimonte.

A town in the Province of Viterbo, located in the Upper Tuscia region at 315 masl, in a picturesque position on the southern shore of Bolsena Lake, located in the Volsini mountain range. 

 

Located on the slopes of Monte di Marta under and home to the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monte.

This town is located on the boundary of the Volsino crater, between Bolsena Lake and the Cassia state road, 640 masl. From this position, you can see a landscape that goes from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Maremma and the lake with its beautiful islands, Martana and Bisentina – the latter famous because it houses not only the Farnese tombs, but also several works by Antonio da Sangallo Il Giovane and Antonio del Vignola.

Bolsena stands on a hill on the slopes of the Volsini Mountains, in a beautiful panoramic position on the north-eastern side of the large volcanic basin of the same name. It is a town still strongly linked to agriculture and fishing.

It stands on a tuff hill in the heart of the Volsini Mountains chain, surrounded by two thirds of the Fosso Rigo torrent. The town is located a few kilometers from Lake Bolsena, and 11 km of beach on its shores belong to its territory. The municipal territory consists of steep hills and deep valleys, cultivating with vines and olive trees, near the lake.

Known as Little Jerusalem, it is today one of the most fascinating historic villages in Italy. Perched on a tufa cliff, it offers a wonderful view of the wild and unspoiled nature of this part of ​​the Tuscan Maremma.
Pitigliano enchants even before you arrive. The tufaceous rock supports the entire village, the houses merge with the surrounding rocks, at night the view is even more spectacular.

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