La via del marmo
This itinerary allows you to appreciate the little known beauties of the northern hinterland of Tuscany. It is a journey that immediately allows you to live an experience in close contact with nature, crossing one of the most captivating cycle paths in the area.
Then it continues in the Serchio valley to get to the slopes of the Apuane Alps. You will be enchanted by the breathtaking views and enchanting villages along a very pleasant and quiet route . Although part of the circuit is uphill, with uneven paths sometimes seemingly very challenging, you will be facilitated by the use of the e-bikes provided.
As you arrive in the heart of the Apuane Alps you will be surprised by the most impressive white marble quarries in Italy. Majestic view that will accompany you throughout the descent until the coast, where you can relax on the quiet beaches before returning to Lucca from where the adventure started three days before.
Lucca – Piazza al Serchio (65km)
It starts leaving the city of Lucca behind and following the Serchio cycle path to the old village of Ponte a Moriano and then continuing to Borgo a Mozzano where there is the legendary Ponte del Diavolo (The Devil’s Bridge)
Immediately after you reach the village of Fornoli, meeting point between the rivers Lima and Serchio, two of the most important water tributaries of the area. Arriving in Barga we advise you to stop and admire the ancient village that dominates the whole valley and appreciate typical and genuine dishes and relax in the narrow streets of the village.
Having taken the route towards Castelnuovo Garfagnana, the capital of the Apuane National Park, you arrive at Piazza al Serchio where the first leg of the itinerary ends.
Piazza al Serchio - Massa (65km)
After having had a rich breakfast for full energy, we set off towards Lake Gramolazzo, from here the itinerary continues into the mountain range of the Apuan Alps.
In the middle of a valley and surrounded by mountains that stand upwards, the scenery that presents itself is truly impressive and a stop at the Rifugio Val Serenaia will allow you to refresh and admire this wonder.
Resuming the path you cross the tunnel leading to Minucciano and from there you begin to descend to the coast until you get to Massa. Location where you can relax on the beaches or savour a dinner with typical dishes based on fresh fish, as the second stage comes to an end in Massa.
Massa - Lucca (50 km)
On the seafront we follow the cycle path leading us in Versilia up to Viareggio and from there, continuing along the bike path, you enter the National Park of S. Rossore and Migliarino up to the beach of Marina di Vecchiano.
On the way, making a small detour, there is the possibility of reaching Torre del Lago to visit the Villa, currently a museum, where Giacomo Puccini lived and composed countless works.
Following the route along the coast and only after a refreshing swim you begin the last ride in the direction of Lucca ending at our location for dropping off the bicycles.
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