Day 1: Argentario
We open the tour in a charming farmhouse or Agriturismo at the foot of Monte Argentario with a welcome drink and presentation of the program. Wines tasting and local products.
Day 2: Argentario-Feniglia-Argentario ca. 25 km | 16 ml
Our bike trip begins with an excursion to the Ansedonia promontory. We enter the splendid pine forest of Feniglia and coast the lagoon of Orbetello, last among the Tuscan coastal lakes. From the sighting points, with some luck, we can spot the Black-winged stilt, the Gray Heron or the Cormorant. We continue to the remains of the city of Cosa, with its cyclopean walls and the ruins of the Roman temple that once dominated the Tyrrhenian sea from atop of the promontory. Among fawns and maritime pines we pause at the monument to the painter Caravaggio who was found agonizing in this beach in 1609 . We visit the charming Orbetello that boasts some incredible gelato before returning to the Agriturismo.
Day 3: Argentario - loop tour ca. 30 - 45 km | 19 - 28 ml
The second stage of our bike trip takes us to the Convent of the Passionist Fathers for a panoramic excursion on Monte Argentario. The road climbs pleasantly between the vegetation and the peace of nature that surrounds us. Admiring the profile of the Italian coast from above, bathed in the immensity of the Mediterranean Sea is an unforgettable sight. Visit to Porto Ercole and the beautiful Spanish Fortress, still an active lighthouse. Return to the farmhouse.
Day 4: Porto Santo Stefano – Isola del Giglio ca. 16 km | 10 ml
Today we leave for the island of Giglio. We load the bikes on the ferry and set sail for a place of enchantment. Coves and small bays, paths and balsamic scents, the silence of nature, the sea all around. Four splendid days await us to discover one of the pearls of the Mediterranean. Afternoon combined between bike and small walk to reach one of the most beautiful beaches on the island for a refreshing swim before reaching our hotel.
Day 5: Giglio Porto – Giglio Castello ca. 30 km | 19 ml
By bike we reach Giglio Castello where you can taste the typical white wine Vino Ansonaco. Strolling through the narrow streets of the medieval village, discovering its hidden corners and gazing at the sea from within the castle walls. Cycling further south towards the lighthouse and descending to the coves of Punta Capel Rosso for a splash in the deep blue waters among suggestive rock formations, becomes an enchanting experience. On the way back we can admire the sunset with the suggestive island of Montecristo rising in the backdrop.
Day 6: Isola del Giglio – Isola di Giannutri - excursion by boat
Today we leave our bikes behind. From Giglio Island we will leave by boat for an excursion to Giannutri Island, pearl of the Tuscan Archipelago and guardian of one of the most prestigious maritime villas of the Roman age, Villa Domizi (II century). Once you arrive, you will be able to discover the island at your own pace, among beaches and Roman remains. Return to the Isola del Giglio in the late afternoon.
Day 7: Isola del Giglio – Campese ca. 25 km | 16 ml
Cycling through vineyards and pine forests we reach the east part of the island. Rock formations emerge from the sea giving rise to bizarre figures, the pink color of the rock speaks of ancient times. The clear sandy beach and the gentle cliffs that descend into the sea give us an afternoon of relaxation and swims. In the late afternoon we return to the hotel.
Day 8: Isola del Giglio – Porto Santo Stefano
The ferry will take us back to the mainland, to Porto Santo Stefano, where we will leave our bikes. Our journey ends here, but you can still enjoy the atmosphere of a lively town overlooking the sea and it's delightful seafront boulevard lungomare with countless cozy shops and terraces.