Now that the warm days have passed and that most of the tourists have returned to work, it’s time to organize a nice weekend by mountain bike! We savor a few moments of freedom, we discover new landscapes, we measure our strength and our limitations in a green weekend. We choose the area of ​​Italy that inspires us the most, we book a room in a sustainable accommodation where we could rent directly our mountain bikes! Ready?

Val di Non, where Trentino’s apples grow

Trentino by mountain bike
Photo by Lorenzoclick via Flickr

We are in the heart of the Dolomites, in a pristine area that has much to offer. Here there’s Pineta Naturalmente Hotels, an eco-friendly hotel, with organic food and green electricity, with rooms and private chalets. Rent a mountain bike and discover all routes that start right from Coredo: through the Predaia MTB n.1 path you can admire the Shrine of St. Romedio, bike among the pastures of the valley, pass over the streams and enjoy incredible views of Castel Thun.

Conero Park, the mountain overlooking the sea

Conero park by mountain bike
Photo by Rache P. via Flickr

We go down to the Marche, in the beautiful oasis of Conero, a wonderful place between the mountain and the sea, which offers various possibilities for hiking and especially mountain biking. A stone’s throw from the sea of ​​Sirolo an eco-friendly Relais awaits you, surrounded by an exclusive 10,000 square meter park. The property is located along the best known of the park’s trails, Pecorara ring, a route suitable for all that will allow you to discover the rolling countryside, vineyards, forests and the breathtaking landscapes of this corner of Italy.

In Sicily, on Mount Etna by mountain bike

Mount Etna by mountain bike

It is a symbol of Sicily and the largest active volcano in Europe. It is difficult to describe its landscapes, which seem to bring us in another world. Overlooking the Ionian coast between Catania and Messina, on the north-east of Etna, theres ‘s an organic farm with 24 hectares of orchards, citrus groves, vineyards and woods. Here you can stay, eating organic fruits and vegetables, walking in lava stone terraces among olive groves, citrus and vineyard, and, of course, hiring a mountain bike and go to “La Pista Altomontana“, a dirt path that runs along an almost complete ring volcano, at an average height of 1600 meters. It is a unique way to immerse yourself in the nature and in the history of the Mount Etna, on a journey (a bit tiring) between petrified forests, craters and lava deserts.

 Salento, magical land of sea and art

Salento by mountain bike
Photo by laura.foto via Flickr

We stay in South Italy, moving to Apulia. Ready to discover a land characterized by crystalline waters that recall the Maldives, by the trulli, the wineries, the imposing architecture? Near Cutrofiano there’s a particular organic farm, exclusively vegan, which will allow you to discover the authentic Salento. Here you can rent a mountain bike and discover the Foresta Umbra, cycle along the sea and stop for a moment to enjoy the genuine taste of this wonderful territory.

Maremma, from the mountains to the sea

Maremma by mountain bike

If you say Maremma you are speaking of mountains covered by dense forests, hot springs, hills, vineyards, long beaches and a rich cultural history. Mountain biking allows you to discover in a few days the sights and the smells of this land. You can walk the Etruscan Vie Cave, discover theTuff town as Sorano and Pitigliano, along the pine forests until you reach the sea. You can rent the bike at Sant’Egle, ancient customs of the ‘600 transformed into a charming organic farm.


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