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E-bike tour in the heart of the Apuan Alps

E-bike tour in the heart of the Apuan Alps

8 hours



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  • Discover spectacular landscapes and views on an 8-hour e-bike excursion in the heart of the Apuan Alps
  • Between rides, explore villages, forests and small towns in Tuscany
  • Crosses the Serchio river on Europe's highest stone and brick bridge

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Do you love mountain biking? Get in the saddle for a fantastic e-bike tour to discover Garfagnana!

Amidst picturesque villages, lakes and chestnut woods, you will cover about 45 km in which to admire the peaks of the Apuan Alps and enjoy a tasty lunch with typical local products.

After an ascent to thealpine pasture of Campocatino, the highest point of the itinerary, enjoy the descent that will take you to the Serchio river: here you will cross the highest stone and brick bridge in Europe and then return to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, after 8 hours of an unforgettable excursion.

What we will do

We will meet in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana at 09:00 a.m., where the bikes will be handed over to each participant.

After a short briefing on the functioning of the pedal-assisted MTBs, we will mount the saddle to begin our excursion, which will take place on a ring-shaped route of approximately 52-57 km, with an altitude difference of 1,790 m.

We will ride through the small village of Torrite, then climb to the Monte Alfonso Fortress, a fortified structure of 60,000 square metres dominating the hill above Castelnuovo di Garfagnana.

Winding our way through paths and chestnut woods, we will pass numerous small villages and admire the splendid views of the Apennine peaks, before arriving at the village of Roggio, where Andrea will welcome us in his traditional restaurant for lunch.

Between one bite and the next of local specialities - which we will enjoy in the large veranda outdoors in summer or in the beautiful indoor hall in the colder seasons - we will be able to recharge the batteries of our MTBs. Alternatively, it will be possible to organise a packed lunch on our own.

After lunch, the route will continue for a further 6 km to the ancient alpine pasture of Campocatino, the highest point of the entire itinerary, where you can admire the splendid Mount Roccandagia.

From here it's all downhill! Passing through new villages and lakes overlooked by the peaks of the Apuan Alps, we will arrive at the Serchio river, one of the most evocative points of our tour, and we will cross the bridge to head to the other side of the valley: this is the highest stone and brick bridge in Europe!

At the end of the excursion we will reach the village of Pontecosi and the lake of the same name, on whose banks a castle once stood to control access to the river.

After our lovely ride, we will return in the direction of Castelnuovo della Garfagnana to end the tour.

The planned duration of the activity is 8 hours.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is suitable for cyclists with good riding skills and fair athletic condition.

Minors aged 14 and under may also participate, accompanied by a parent or another adult (with signed parental release).

Other information

The excursion is available all year round on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and is confirmed with a minimum of 4 participants .

Lunch will be provided in a typical restaurant or, alternatively, it is possible to organise a packed lunch from home. Please inform the organisers in advance of your preference using the contact details provided in your booking confirmation.

Recommended clothing

  • Sports or biking shoes and clothing
  • Small 25/30 litre backpack
  • Waterproof jacket

Don't forget to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Drinking water
  • Spare T-shirt

What is included

  • Environmental hiking guide
  • Pedal-assisted MTB
  • Helmet
  • Lunch (in a traditional restaurant or packed)

How it works

  • Book
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  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Lucca

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 5 days from the activity start date. Within 4 and 3 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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