The Etruscan Coast - Long

This path offers moments dedicated to gastronomy, culture, entertainment and sport. It takes place in a typical Tuscan landscape: you pass through towns full of history, you run along the Tyrrhenian sea and you immerse yourself  in the uncontaminated green of the hills of Pisa-Livorno, ending with the view of the valley of Cecina, dominated by Balze and Volterra.

Technical description: The cycle route is 137 Km long, suitable for experts because of the differences in height. Point of departure and return is the historic village of Rosignano Marittimo, in the province of Livorno. The first part of the route is a medium difficulty. From the Tuscan town you proceed towards the sea and along the coastal stretch between the headlands of Castiglioncello and Quercianella, and then you go towards the hinterland in the direction of Santa Luce and the Pisan hills. After facing the hills, passing through the Etruscan villages of Pomaia and Castellina Marittima, you go down south heading towards Montecatini Val di Cecina in a continuous uphill challenging stretch. You travel a stretch of the valley at the foot of Volterra and, in La Sterza, you go again uphill towards Castellina Marittima. From here you return to Rosignano, the direction is towards the sea.

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Technical data

City of departure: Rosignano Marittimo

Departure: Rosignano Marittimo

City of arrival: Rosignano Marittimo

Arrival: Rosignano Marittimo

Length (Km): 137

Difficulty: Hard

Discipline: Racing bicycle

Type of Itinerary: Full day

Difference in height (m): 1500

Difference in downhill (m): 1500

Highest point (m): 510

Lowest point (m): 9

Duration (h.): 8

Cycling: 100