Val d’Orcia by bike

There are many possibilities to travel through the Val d’Orcia and its surroundings by bicycle. There are so many roads, sometimes even white, that as soon as you leave the most important routes they become isolated and become a paradise for cyclists. It is no coincidence that people come from all over the world to cycle here, because the climate is mild, the landscape is fabulous and traffic is kept to a minimum. What more do you expect? We suggest a circular route that starts from Bagno Vignoni, proceeds towards San Quirico on Via Cassia and, after passing under the bridge, at the crossroads on the right, turns towards the old Cassia. From here the cars practically disappear from the scene to leave the scene to the undulating fields, the Crete Senesi, the rows of cypresses, the sparse trees that border the fields. You reach Torrenieri, continue on the provincial road 14 to San Giovanni d’Asso and follow the signs for Asciano (SP60A). After a few kilometers there is the crossroads for Chiusure, take it and continue towards Asciano. Here the up and down gets tough. Once you arrive in Asciano, take the Pecorile provincial road: in summer it seems like you’re on the moon. After a few kilometres, pay attention to the crossroads for Trequanda, which you absolutely must take. The road becomes smaller and the world around takes on magnificent aspects, in which silence and solitude prevail over everything. From Trequanda follow the signs for Montisi and Castelmuzio, some tough climbs and descents and finally for Pienza. On nice days the view extends from Cetona to Radicofani up to Amiata. Wonderful. From Pienza you continue on the Monte Amiata provincial road, you reach provincial road 53, turn right and follow it until you reach Cassia again. Take it by turning left and shortly after there is the sign for Bagno Vignoni. After showering, it is recommended to soak for twenty minutes in the Posta Marcucci pools. A triumph.

Bagno Vignoni – Bagno Vignoni, about 90 kilometers and more than a thousand meters of altitude difference