Discover the route
MC BIKEPACKING 2024
The Maremma Challenge was created with the aim of introducing bicycle lovers to the splendid territory of the Maremma where cycling is enjoyed all year long. Supported and promoted by the Region of Tuscany, the Maremma Challenge is both a sporting event and a promotional event for a tourist destination. In fact, after the event, this grand tour will be independently accessible by anyone for free all year round with the possibility of obtaining the UISP Maremma Challenge Certificate of Maremma Ecosustainable Mobility ASD.
500 KM AND 10000 MT OF DIFFERENCE
500km of pure wonder: a unique bicycle tour to discover the Tuscan Maremma, designed for gravel and mountain bike enthusiasts.
The wild Maremma will win your heart with its colors, scents and landscapes, its history, and the pride and hospitality of its inhabitants.
Experience an unforgettable adventure on your bike, choose the option that’s right for you!
MC Bikepacking: independent adventure (unsupported bicycle adventure) with the possibility of obtaining the ARI Off-road Certificate by completing the route in 80h.
All the highlights
The circular route starts from the heart of the medieval city of Massa Marittima, continues through the suggestive beech woods of Monte Amiata, and up to Monte Labbro where you can enjoy an unforgettable view over the entire Maremma. You will cycle through medieval villages, woods, vineyards and olive groves, until you reach the extraordinary Città del Tufo (Pitigliano, Sorano, Sovana), ancient jewels erected on tuff spurs overlooking unforgettable natural landscapes.
The second part of the route winds towards the sea, where you will encounter the evergreen Mediterranean scrub. You will stop to admire the views from the Argentario Promontory on the Tuscan Archipelago, then cross the Diaccia Botrona Nature Reserve considered the most significant surviving Italian wetland near the enchanting seaside village of Castiglione della Pescaia. To return to Massa Marittima and close this beautiful tour, you will cycle along the lush pine forest of Punta Ala and reach the musical beach of Cala Violina, which takes its name from a detail that makes it unique: its tiny grains of quartz sand create a melody at every step.
These and many other wonders await you during the Maremma Challenge!