Forests, springs, isolated villages, country roads and the vapours of a warm-hearted land. If you want to experience this part of Tuscany, hop on your bike and depart from the very centre of the Metalliferous Hills, heading towards the Maremma coast.
The itinerary starts in Monterotondo Marittimo, an authentic village and a small jewel of a territory deeply connected to geothermal energy, with natural gases seeping up from below ground in this area. After reaching Massa Marittima, the journey continues to Lago dell'Accesa, an oasis of peace that in Etruscan era, between the 7th and 6th centuries BCE, was home to a necropolis and a village of houses with foundations, half-timbered walls and tiled roofs.
During the ride, you’ll come across the villages of Scarlino and Gavorrano, Castiglione della Pescaia and the Diaccia Botrona marshland.
The itinerary ends in Vetulonia, one of the most important Etruscan capitals and which dominated the Lacus Prilis, a saltwater lake that stretched to Roselle, establishing a link to the sea.