La Foce - San Casciano

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Bike Tour Guides
Bus line
Car parking
Chianina IGP farms
Etruscan archaeological sites
Grand Ducal farms
Highway exit
Information point
old village
Panoramic point
Parks and Gardens
Path on foot
Picnic area
Railway station
RV parking
Where to eat
Works of reclamation

La Foce - San Casciano

Km - Percorso in bici

The next leg of the route takes you from La Foce to San Casciano dei Bagni, a challenging section of about 35 km, whose first stretch of unpaved road runs along the border separating Valdorcia (east) and the dense woods of the Pietraporciana Nature Reserve (west). Before the road turns east making its way back to the hills of Valdorcia, it is possible to take a detour to visit Castiglioncello del Trinoro (part of the municipality of Sarteano) which is traditionally referred to as Castrum Trinum Latronum (Castle of the three thieves), ready to extort money to pilgrims and wayfarers passing along the Via Francigena.

A little further along the route, before entering the paved SP53, you meet another point of interest: Torre Tarugi, an ancient convent that over the centuries has been a watchtower, later a farm and today an accommodation facility. Continuing along the provincial road, we finally reach Celle sul Rigo, a 13th century village. A remarkable feature of its square is the hexagonal well in travertine marble. From here you can also enjoy a magnificent view. Leaving Celle sul Rigo you get to San Casciano dei Bagni, one of the villages that was awarded the Touring Club’s Bandiera Arancione (Orange Flag) for excellency in tourism, hospitality and the environment. Probably of Etruscan origin, it has been frequented throughout history especially for its thermal springs,  whose water reaches around 40 °C temperatures and which today are still the driving force for the economic development of the entire municipality.

Type of route Mixed traffic road


7 km

Good (50 to 500 motor vehicle/day)

23 km

Sufficient (1000 to 1500 motor vehicle/day)

0.02 km

Poor (1500 a 2500 motor vehicle/day)

3.8 km

Critical (more than 2500 motor vehicle/day)

Distance (km) 33.8
Altitude min (m asl) 326
Altitude max (m asl) 604
Elevation gain (m) 622
Elevation loss (m) 601
Cumulative elevation (m) 1223
Level of difficulty Challenging
Main road surface Asphalt 80%; Unpaved road 20%
Types of bike MTB, GRAVEL
Interesting sites La Foce, Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Torre Tarugi, Celle sul Rigo, San Casciano


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