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Cycling through the Manciano and Capalbio hills

The Silver Coast as you've never seen it before

Not a particularly challenging route and one with beautiful views. The only stretch with heavy traffic are the 7km between Sgrillozzo and Borgo Marsiliana on the S.P. 74.

Leave the town of Capalbio, heading downhill towards Pescia Fiorentina, Manciano and Marsiliana. In front of the post office take the S.P. 75 "Pescia Fiorentina" road which leaves the residential area along the cemetery. The road here is beautiful, bordered by stone walls and surrounded by green olive groves and oak trees. After 3km leave the S.P. 75 and turn left onto the S.P. 101 "Sgrilla" road towards Vallerana and Manciano. The downhill stretch finishes after around 1km and continues through farmland, olive groves and vineyards.

After 9km you will arrive at the village of Vallerana (12), and a couple of kilometres later, at the junction, continue straight on the S.P. 102 "Sgrillozzo" road until a T-junction at Sgrillozzo (16,2). Here, turn left on the S.R. 74 towards Aurelia, taking the road which runs between Manciano and the coast. You will easily reach Marsiliana (23), where you should leave the S.R. 74 and take the S.P. 63 "Capalbio" road. The first 3km are hilly, followed by more vineyards and farmland. After another hilly stretch and after 12km (35) the road starts to head uphill towards Capalbio. Continue uphill for around 2km until a T-junction, where you should turn right towards the town centre (38), which you will reach after a rather steep 1km.

Point of departure and arrival: Capalbio
Difficulty: Easy, Medium
Type of road: Asphalt
Length: 38,000 Km
Difference in altitude: 200 m