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Monte Senario Tour

Our MONTE SENARIO Tour will allow you to discover the amazing Mugnone valley, cycling through a lush and uncontaminated countryside amongst vineyards and olive groves, castles and historical dwellings that even today still maintain their charm, until you reach the peak of the mountain that dominates the valley with the century old Monastery of Monte Senario, one of the most important in Tuscany, immersed in the majestic and magical towering pine tree forest, created  thanks to the Seven Foundering Saints in 1234, 13th century.

Exceptional 360° viewpoints across the whole region, with breathtaking views. It will allow you to discover and appreciate a fascinating territory that even today maintains all of it's original splendor.

There is the possibility to take a Gourmet break, with tastings/lunch at local restaurants selected by us, which guarantee quality and true traditional products which we are proud to offer to our clients for a unique experience that you will remember forever.

TRACK 1: La Cipressa - Caselline

Following the ancient trail of “Stilicone” ( 5th century 406 A.C) immersed in lush countryside, forests, vineyards and centennial olive trees and amazing Cypress trees which are one of the most ancient plants in Italy, we will travel through the Mugnone valley until we reach the beautiful Monastry of Monte Senario at around 800m above sea level, where the formidable 360° view over the whole Tuscany region will leave you breathless. After a brief visit of the Monastry and it's forest of immense Fir trees, we will take a short break, and then continue on towards Caselline where the clients who have chosen the Tour+Gourmet package will have the possibility of tastings/lunch of local products at a traditional Tuscan restaurant chosen by us.
We will return along the slopes of Poggio Pratone, Olmo, Torre a Buiano, and Montereggi in the direction of the city of Fiesole.

FIESOLE GO offers the possibility of using an automobile service for this final route.

Level

Level

Medium / challenging

Suggested bicycle

Suggested bicycle

e-mtb

Duration

Duration

3,5 hours

Distance

Distance

36 Km

TRACK 2: CAMPOLUNGO:

Leaving the city of Fiesole behind us, we will reach the famous Monastry of Monte Senario, climbing up the the Mugnone Valley on the slopes of  Monte Fanna. Medieval towers, farms, olive groves, vineyards and historical sites united with breathtaking panoramas over the entire valley, we will accompany you throughout the entire itinerary. Once we have reached the Monastery of Monte Senario there will be a short break, a visit to the caves of the Seven Founding Saints, and then we will depart for the small town of Bivigliano at the foothills of the Monastery and it's immense Fir tree forest, here we will have a coffee break.

We will make our return trip traveling along the opposite slope on an unsealed road “CAMPOLUNGO” where our guests can request a GOURMET STOP, where there will be able to visit a local farm selected by us, and enjoy tasting high quality typical Tuscan products.

FIESOLE GO offers the possibility to return with our car service in the final part of the route.

Level

Level

Medium

Suggested bicycle

Suggested bicycle

e-mtb

Duration

Duration

3 hours

Distance

Distance

25 Km