Mugello by bike: three suggestions for a trip in between nature, culture and food
Mugello is land full of itineraries and paths to ride for who is less expert and wants to spend a lovely day immerse in nature, but also for cyclists that are looking for adventure and adrenalin.
That is why adults and children can discover this beautiful valley, Medici cradle, crossroad of pilgrims and trades, protagonist of wars many times in history along the Gotic Lane.
A very suggestive landscape, circumscribed north by the Appennino, south by Monte Giovi and Monte Senario, ovest by Vernio and Calvana mountains, east by Alpe di San Benedetto and the Falterona, where the Arno starts and enriched by the presence of Bilancino, a big artificial and lake, it is located west along the road to Barberino di Mugello.
Do not understimate the gastronomy aspect, with its typical dishes such as potatoes “tortelli” and the many food festivals that during summer present every kind of speciality: mushrooms, fried food, wine, chestnuts, etc…
If you want to discover Mugello you just need to take a bike and ride!
Mugello on mountain bike: traditional or electric bike?
Mountain bike is the most suitable bike to discover Mugello, through its cycle lanes, dirt roads and paths in the wood, mountain bike is easy to use and ride, also for who is not very expert trained.
In our store you can find two typologies of mtb: traditional (Bianchi Magma) or electric (Atala-B Cross).
If you are trained and decide to face a short itinerary, for example the one that start from the Convento di Bosco ai Frati e la Riserva di Schifanoia, you can easily choose the traditional bike.
On the other hand if you want to have more adventure and go higher we suggest you to choose the electric bike. The e-bike will allow you to ride higher in heights, reaching the most suggestive and beautiful places in the area, rich of history, like Barbiana church, where Don Milani founded its school, or Trebbio Castle, a Medici residency and Unesco world heritage.
Mugello by bike with kids
We also rent mountain bikes for kids, because they are stronger and perfect for every kind of itinerary. If you are looking for something different and want to spend a day in the middle of the nature with your kids the cycle lane that goes from Borgo San Lorenzo to Vicchio is the perfect itinerary for you.
It is not very hard and you will see beautiful landscapes and the biodiversity of the Sieve river and you can also stop for a tasty merenda, with homemade pies at the bar and restaurant just at the end of the path (La casa del prosciutto).
Mugello by bike: electric full
Why should you rent an e-bike full? Because if you are looking for adrenaline and fun it is the best choice to make. Therefore the presence of the engine permits you to reach faster and easier higher places, where many hard itineraries start, like the one that runs the Monte Giovi between Borgo San Lorenzo and Vicchio.
Are you ready?