11 miles
Distance
1,940 ft
Climb
-1,930 ft
Descent
1,215 ft
High Point

This route starts from the center of the small village of Iano. There you will enter in Via Costia. The first stretch of about 700 meters is of gravel road and inside the woods, then starts a nice descent. Here you will admire the beautiful scenery of the Tuscan hills that opens in front of you (on the left is even possible to see the hill overlooking the village of Volterra) and on the right you will see the “badlands” typical landslides characteristics of clay soils.

Then you will come to a house in “La Costia.” Continue on the road leaving the house on the right until you come to a junction where you turn left. At this point, the route alternates short ascents and descents, as you travel along the ridges of the hills, on a clay ground in Winter can be quite difficult because of the mud, while in Summer it is very dusty.

After about 1.5 km you will reach the first junction where you continue straight ahead. The ground of the route passes from clay and gravel always with slight ascents and descents. After about 100 meters there is another first junction where you must continue straight on. The road passes between low vegetation (bushes) for about 100/150 meters, then on the left you can see an abandoned house and go straight on. After about 300 meters there is another junction, and you have to keep to the right.....

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
More Stats for Path .5 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    10 ft
  • Altitude min
    260 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,060 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,070 ft
  • Grade
    0.016%
  • Grade max
    -28.34%
  • Grade min
    49.011%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,796 ft
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