From the beach, you can start along the A3 Tour that follows an old drainage canal up to Ponte Tartarughe, the pivot point where different paths of the Nature Park of the Maremma branch off. Walking along, immersed in the beautiful and peaceful countryside of the Pineta Granducale, our tour will direct you to Pinottolai. Walk for 16,000 meters in the shade of local pine trees that were planted in the 1700s by the Grand Dukes of the Lorena dynasty after the canalization of the marshy area, which previously fostered malaria. Along this route, if you’re lucky, you might see some deer, boars and roe deer. Wild rabbits, hares, wolves, porcupines, badgers, martens, stone martens, skunks and weasels also live in this protected area. When there’s good weather, the Park Authority’s shuttlebus can take hikers back to the Albarese Visitor Center. The service is suspended from November 1st through mid-March (for more info, call: 0564.407098). In this period, we would suggest bringing a car to Pinottolai.
For information about logistics, ticket purchases and the shuttlebus from the Park’s Visitor Centers, please refer to the website.