From here, the route takes you towards Monteguidi (6.5km, with a 3km final uphill stretch). You’ll then head downhill and cycle along the road which crosses the River Cecina and then starts to climb gently. The incline then becomes steeper on the approach to the village of Montecastelli, which borders with the province of Pisa. From Montecastelli, continue heading downhill towards Castelnuovo Val di Cecina. After 4km, turn left off the road for Castelnuovo, heading down the windy road which heads to Radicondoli (12km). You’ll first drop down towards the bridge which crosses the brook at Lucignano, before heading back up the hill of Radicondoli, a charming medieval village cut off from the main transport routes which offers stunning panoramic views.