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In bici nella Valdichiana

Valdichiana: a cyclist’s paradise

From Chiusi to Sarteano

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Cyclists will love discovering the roads that stretch from Chiusi to Sarteano. Don’t miss the Prehistoric Museum of Monte Cetona or a brief detour that will take you to Belverde’s pre-historic site which includes a system of 25 caves, inhabited more than 40,000 years ago. Visitors are also sure to enjoy a visit to Sarteano, a medieval hamlet and Castello’s colossal mole. Along this windy, road, you’ll get to view the shimmering Lakes Chiusi and Montepulciano, while, at more of a distance, at the foot of the mountain, you’re sure to appreciate the turquoise Lake Trasimeno.

Itinerary: when departing from Chianciano, follow road signs to Chiusi.
The road, through heavily trafficked, does not present particular difficulties. Once past the Chiusi Station go toward Cetona, moving uphill for about a kilometer and a half. Later, travel toward Sarteano, along a longer road whose slope remains quite even. Once out of Sarteano, you’ll be able to give your legs a rest thanks to a flatter segment where you can catch a glimpse of the Valdichiana. Then, keep your eyes on the road for the curvy part that comes next! Once you’ve crossed the Astrone creek, you’ll start climbing again, until you reach Chianciano, after approximately 2.5 kilometers.