Calcione - Sinalunga

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Calcione - Sinalunga

Km - Percorso in bici

Starting from the Calcione Castle, the route takes us along a simple stretch to discover the ancient villages nestled on the hills of Sinalunga.

The first town is Rigomagno, located on the top of a hill adorned with olive groves. Thanks to its strategic position on top of the hill, you can admire the beauty of the historical and environmental heritage of the Valdichiana from the external ring road parallel to the ancient medieval walls. Rigomagno still retains much of its original fence walls, some towers and two of the three gates. Its three parallel streets in a longitudinal direction meet with a transverse perpendicular connection at the point where the well, the ancient Palazzo Pretorio with the bell tower and the Church of San Marcellino, dating back to 1297, are located.

Once down the hill, head towards Località Camporsi. During agricultural works in these cultivated fields, archaeological finds were found that testify the development of the Etruscan civilization in this route that connected the Valdichiana to Asciano and Rapolano. Going to the right after the bridge over the SS 715 Siena-Bettolle is the road that climbs up to Farnetella. The origin of Farnetella dates back to the Middle Ages (between the 5th Century and the 6th Century). Its name is linked to the Farnia, a plant of the oak family. It has the structure of a medieval village with 4 parallel streets, connected by cross alleys and with the ancient fence walls, of which few traces remain. The most symbolic building of the village is the castle, built by Adolfo Ferrari in the late 19th Century, a magnificent example of neo-Gothic inspired by the medieval architecture of Siena.

After Farnetella, along the route you meet the village of Scrofiano, which is one of the typical examples of medieval urban structure. Probably of Lombard origin, it was a possession of the Cacciaconti family until the mid-13th Century. Walking through the alleys of the historic district you will discover suggestive corners that have remained intact for centuries. Among its most important architectural works stands the Collegiate Church of S. Biagio, dating back to the 13th Century, which houses valuable works of art as well as being home to a museum of sacred items.

Returning to the SP11, proceed towards Pieve di Sinalunga, which is the final destination of this stretch. Here, you will also find the railway station, where you can take trains in the directions of both Arezzo and Chiusi, which can also be used to travel by bike.


Type of route Mixed traffic road

0 km

Excellent (bike path or less than 50 motor vehicles/day

8.6 km

Good (50 to 500 motor vehicles/day)

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Fair (500 to 1000 motor vehicles/day)

3.4 km

Sufficient (1000 to 1500 motor vehicles/day)

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Poor (1500 a 2500 motor vehicles/day)

1.4 km

Critical (more than 2500 motor vehicles/day)

Distance (km) 13.4
Altitude min (m asl) 264
Altitude max (m asl) 408
Elevation gain (m) 053
Elevation loss (m) 193
Cumulative elevation (m) 546
Level of difficulty Easy
Main road surface Asphalt 67%; Unpaved road 33%
Types of bike MTB, GRAVEL
Interesting sites Castello del Calcione, (Rigomagno, Farnetella, Scrofiano about 1 km along the western crest of the main route), Sinalunga


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