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Portoferraio sul mare

Explore Elba's beautiful nature by bike

A route encompassing stunning views of the island

Departure and arrival:
 Colle Reciso
Difficulty: medium
Distance: around 15 Km
Time: 1.5 hours
Type of road: dirt track

In Colle Reciso (halfway between Lacona and Portoferraio), at the height of the stone quarries, turn right onto a dirt road surrounded by Mediterranean scrubland where you will be able to find wild rosemary, sage and other plants which are abundant on Elba. Continue along this stretch of track, and look out for the church of Santa Lucia, perched on a conical hill to the right hand side. The church can be reached by foot along track number 66.

Continue along the dirt road, and after around 3km you will find an old, abandoned windmill on the left hand side. From here you can see two the sides of the island (north and south): the gulf of Portoferraio with its Medici fortresses (Forte Stella, Forte Falcone and Forte Inglese) on one side and on the other the gulf of Lacona and its famous beach.

Further along the path you will reach a crossroad: turn right and head up the hill, at the top of which you can look down onto the gulf of Procchio.