Valiano - Pietraia

Bike rent
Bike repairs
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

Valiano - Pietraia

Km - Percorso a piedi

From Valiano the route continues towards Pietraia along a short stretch with little traffic. The leitmotiv of the stretch is the expertly cultivated land, mainly consisting in vineyards which turn the road into an extended avenue within a real geometric garden due to the different directions of the vine rows. The most striking geometric shape is located right along the stretch of dirt road in Capezzine within the property of a well-known winery, where a circular vineyard is revealed with a cypress tree in its center. A little further on in the same area stands the “Istituto Agrario e Alberghiero A. Vegni” (Agricultural and Hospitality Institute); a real campus immersed in the heart of Valdichiana, which has been significantly contributing  to the agritourism development of the area for 130 years. A few kilometers away there is Pietraia, a small village in the municipality of Cortona, whose main attraction is the Church of San Leopoldo, known in the Valdichiana for hosting a living nativity scene every year organized by the locals.

Type of route Mixed traffic road

0 km

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

4.3 km

Good (50 to 500 motor vehicles/day)

4.6 km

Fair (500 to 1000 motor vehicles/day)

2.6 km

Sufficient (1000 to 1500 motor vehicles/day)

0 km

Poor (1500 a 2500 motor vehicles/day)

0 km

Critical (more than 2500 motor vehicles/day)

Distance (km) 11.5
Altitude min (m asl) 257
Altitude max (m asl) 340
Elevation gain (m) 144
Elevation loss (m) 156
Cumulative elevation (m) 300
Level of difficulty Easy
Main road surface Asphalt 85%; Unpaved road 15%
Types of bike MTB, GRAVEL
Interesting sites Valiano, Capezzine, Pietraia


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