The "Constellation" route - Peccioli by bicycle
The route, called the "Constellation Ring", runs along ridges dotted by villages and across the slopes of the Era and Roglio valleys. Sandy soils and clay hills create, in places, striking gullies and bold crags that scratch the gently undulating profile of the landscape. Vines and olive trees are among the crops that produce excellence, and there are numerous farms where local products can be tasted. Archaeological excavations testify to the ancient origins of this area, which today looks to the future with bold, cutting-edge ideas, such as the innovative and modern waste disposal plant that has become a container for cultural activities and events. The villages and territory are dotted with contemporary works of art that make this place an open-air museum.
We start off passing to the left of the Carmine Church, heading in the direction towards Legoli/Libbiano. When we arrive on the SP11, we turn right and shortly after turn right again, following for Libbiano. Five hundred meters later, on the left, is the junction that, after a few kilometers, takes us to Libbiano, an ancient hamlet in which the modern graft of the astronomical observatory stands out. The road becomes unpaved until the gates of Legoli, which we can reach with a short detour to the right, while our route bypasses the very modern waste disposal plant embellished by the giants of Naturaliter.
The road becomes unpaved again until it flows into Via Poggetta, where we turn right to reach Ghizzano, the village colored by artist David Tremlett and container of other open-air artworks. After Ghizzano, we return to a dirt road for about ten kilometers to the hamlet of Cedri. We continue for a few kilometers on paved roads with very low traffic, immersed in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. At the point where a row of cypress trees lines the road, we take a right on another stretch of dirt road, which will take us to Fabbrica and then continue, on paved roads, to Montecchio. The road becomes unpaved again for the last descent and climb that takes us back to Peccioli, our starting point.
Itinerary by peccioli.net