Starting in the main piazza in Santa Fiora, pedal to the bridge, taking a right in the direction of Selvana – Sorano on the SP 4. The road will bring you down the hill for about 4 km until you reach a bridge, after which you’ll head back up along the main road to Selva (8.5). Get ready for some soft ups and downs in this area! Continue for 5.5 km until you come to a crossroads; go right as you make your way down to Selvana (16), from where you’ll continue even further down (except for a bit after Selvana) as you follow the SP 34 to Elmo. Make your way to the Lente river valley in the direction of Sorano.
This downhill journey comes to an end 2.5 km after Elmo, and after a brief climb you’ll come to a T, where you’ll turn to the left toward Sorano on the SP 22. The next part of the journey is spectacular: a stretch of road literally carved into the tuff rock. The hairpin turns on the way to Sorano are the gateway to the magical tuff cities. Once you’ve gone beyond the bridge over the River Lente, climb back up for 1 km to Sorano (35). From the piazza with the parking lot, you’ll see a crossroads with signs on the right for Pitigliano; a brief stretch up the hill and you’ll find yourself back on the smooth SP 4, with its soft ups and downs, until you reach the beautiful city (44) that looks as if it emerges from an imposing base of tuff rock. Once you’ve come to the crossroads under a large bridge made of tuff, turn to the right and head into this spectacular town that absolutely deserves to be seen. Trust us, you won’t regret it!