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WHAT IS THE TUSCANY TRAIL
THE WORLD'S LARGEST BIKEPACKING EVENT
The Tuscany Trail is the world’s largest bikepacking event held every year in Tuscany. Hundreds of cyclists from more than 40 countries around the world join every edition.
By participating in the Tuscany Trail, you will experience a unique 470 km long adventure that will allow you to cross enchanted forests and thousand-year old towns.
It will be a challenge to yourself and an emotion that will remain forever in your heart.
To date, it is the event in the world with the largest number of participants: 3.000.
The route will be one long lap; you decide where & when to stop to eat and where & when (and if) to stop to sleep. Absolute freedom of choice.
Follow the whole route thanks to the GPS track that will be sent to you after registering. You have to follow the whole route without shortcuts.
No assistance from the organisers, and no support vehicles in tow; just you and your bike.
There is no time limit; you decide the pace and the time of arrival at the finish. Regardless it shall be a great adventure.
A JOB THAT NEVER ENDS
The search for the “perfect” route began back in 2003 and has not been completed yet.
Tuscany is a wonderful region that offers perfect cycling routes. Every year, participants are offered a track that best embodies the experience of the Tuscany Trail. Less and less asphalt, less and less unnecessary kilometres and more and more concentration of beauty.
You will cycle on the famous Strade Bianche, through vineyards and dense forests. You will find out that the famous “rolling” hills of Tuscany are not so “rolling” and that there will always be a surprise behind every bend from the start to the finish.
The route is varied and includes dirt roads, paths, cart roads and asphalt.
GET OUT OF THE DAILY ROUTINE
Participating in the Tuscany Trail cannot disregard living a real adventure. Dealing with all the kilometers will not be trivial and, certainly, there will be something unexpected. After all, that is precisely what everyone is looking for.
It will be an escape from the daily routine: you will get out of your “comfort zone” and find yourself living whole days with the rhythms dictated by dawn and dusk only.
The most adventurous among you will certainly not miss the opportunity to sleep under the starry sky in your tent or just your sleeping bag.
AN ORGANIZED EVENT
A TEAM OF PEOPLE BEHIND THE EVENT
The word “unsupported” must not mislead you. Joining the Tuscany Trail means taking part in a first-class organized event.
You will be welcomed the day before your departure in what has become a “village” in which you can make friends and become acclimatized to the “Tuscany Trail mood”.
The GPS track provided is the result of months of hard work and contains all the best that Tuscany can offer a cyclist.
INSIDE THE STORY
As its name suggests, the Tuscany Trail takes place in Tuscany.
Get ready because you will pass through some of the most beautiful Medieval and Renaissance old towns in the world. You will be immersed in villages where it seems that time stopped in 1500.
If you are lucky, you can also attend village festivals with historical commemorations. Among the many old towns you will pass through, we mention Volterra, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Siena, Pienza e Castiglione della Pescaia.
PEDALING ON THE WINDOWS DESKTOP
You will come across a succession of beautiful and unique landscapes.
A man-made nature of extraordinary beauty. Rows of cypress trees, country houses, medieval villages, roads dug into the tufa rock, quarries dug into the marble and still the Maremma structures among tombolos and dunes.
You will end up on a crystal-clear sea that cools sunny islands.
A 360° EXPERIENCE
You will cross a land that is unparalleled in the world from a food-and-wine point of view.
Tuscan cuisine consists of traditional dishes and desserts prepared following ancient recipes.
Tuscan people are masters in the preparation of white meat and game without forgetting the famous Florentine steak. You can taste a huge amount of “poor” dishes that do not contain meat such as soups, tomato soup and ribollita soup.
You can eat sandwiches with slices of unsalted bread and salami and cheeses as delicious as the dishes in starred restaurants.
At dinner, you can enjoy the wide range of local wines starting from Chianti. It will be an all-round experience.