A cycle paradise in Tuscany
Lauro is the owner of Belmonte Vacanze farm holiday resort, and the man behind Ridemontaione.com.
This is yet another reason why we pay particular attention to riders who choose to stay at our bike-friendly accommodation in Tuscany.
Scott Aspect and e-bike
with local Scott workshop
If mtb is your thing
Thanks to Ridemontaione.com, you can spend a full day exploring more than 100 km of trails that spread out across the rolling hills of Montaione.
Come ride a great single track downhill on path n. 3, enjoy the adventure of reaching the Castle of Vignale on path n. 5, climb up Palagio Mountain and further up to the Pietrina viewpoint, one of the most stunning panoramic views in Tuscany, or ride along the Costia path, a great dirt-track road that traverses the Tuscan hills for over 10 kilometres and reach the Medieval hamlet of Castelfalfi.
Download the GPS tracks off Ridemontaione.com or follow the signs along the trails.
book one of the 12 guided rides available and discover the true hidden gems of Tuscany no rider can reach unless led by a local expert guide. At the end of the tour treat yourself to a nice glass of red Chianti and a selection of local organic specialities against the backdrop of the Castle of Oliveto or go visit the wineries of San Donato home to Vernaccia di San Gimignano, a stand-out among Tuscany’s top wines and enjoy a tasting complemented by some typical Tuscan charcuterie and cheeses.
Try out the spectacular loop path across the hills of San Gimignano along the ancient Via Francigena pilgrim route, explore the suggestive ghost village of Toiano or ride down the trails of Montagnola and discover the Castle of Monteriggioni: adventure bike riding in Tuscany at its best with Ridemontaione.com
If you are into road cycling
On Ridemontaione.com there are over 300 km of bike routes you can explore on your own. Download the indications or the GPS tracks off Ridemontaione.com
Visit marvellous Volterra, San Gimignano, Certaldo and many other picturesque towns and villages along the roads that wind up and down the Tuscan hills home to great champions like Andrea Tafi and Marco Cipollini. All the roads are traffic free and safe, and the motorists are used to having cyclists share the road.
We are an official Scott bike rental centre
With fast-rolling, playful 27.5-inch wheels, Scott’s Aspect 740 is ready to take you on some trail adventures. The light, strong double-butted aluminum frame rides with confidence, while a 100mm-travel SR Suntour suspension fork tames bumps for added control. Plus, it features a great mix of components like a wide-range Shimano 27-speed drivetrain, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and all-terrain tires. Have fun out there and rent a bike in our Scott bike rental in Tuscany!
Experience big wheels and big fun on Scott’s Aspect 940. The light, strong double-butted aluminum frame rides with confidence, while efficient 29-inch wheels deliver a smooth, quick ride on and off the trails. Up front, a 100mm-travel SR Suntour suspension fork tames bumps for added control. And with features like a hill-topping Shimano 27-speed drivetrain, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and all-terrain Kenda tires, there practically nowhere you can’t ride.
The SCOTT E-Scale 930 features proven electric assist technology in a comfortable off road package. ePowered by a 500wh Bosch Performance drive system, the E-Scale 930 will give you hours of trail riding energy. Available in the 29″ wheel size.