After about one kilometer, you’ll find the fascinating remains of the Fortress of Giove on your right, a tower built in 1459 by the Appiano family. The ruins are easily reached on foot via a 20-minute uphill climb following a signposted path.
Back on your bike, your journey continues towards the island’s age-old, abandoned mines once used for extracting precious minerals. After a gentle decline you’ll arrive near Monte Grosso; the area can be reached by walking 40 minutes and affords beautiful views of Portoferraio’s coast, sometimes even as far as Elba Island’s most extreme tip, Capo Vita.
The road continues on towards Cavo. Here, after a delightful visit to the coast, you'll make your way back to Rio dell’Elba along the same path.