La macchia della magona a Bibbona

In the heart of the Magona

Through the heart of the Macchia della Magona

The entire route is on dirt roads through the heart of the Macchia della Magona (Magona scrub), a protected area closed to vehicle traffic and a real paradise for walking, cycling and horse riding.
Point of departure/arrival: Bibbona
Distance: 19km
Total climb: 370m
Road surface: dirt
Difficulty: moderately challenging

Departure is from the centre of Bibbona towards the cemetery where the dirt road begins immediately. After about 1km you come to a fork; go left and begin to climb through the scrub as far as the crossroads. Trail No. 5 begins on the left near a barrier. The dirt road climbs gently, first through cypress trees and then among holm and Turkey oaks, rising steeply on the last stretch before reaching the Terminino Pass (281 MASL). Here you turn right onto Trail No. 10, which continues to climb gradually for 1.7km to Poggio al Fango (340 MASL) before descending to Botro Campo di Sasso valley on Trail No. 12 via the scenic road, which remains elevated for 3km as far as the turn off on the right where Trail No. 13 begins. The first short stretch (400m) is too rough to pedal but soon becomes a comfortable, lovely gravel road lined by a double row of cypress trees that descends along the Botro Campo di Sasso. The road continues downhill past Poggio Cornetto to the bridge over Botro degli Strinati before rising again to the intersection where you go left to Bibbona. Short alternative route (9km, 120m total climb): follow the same itinerary as far as the Trail No. 5 barrier (2.6km); here turn right onto the No. 6 and after 300m continue for 2.3km on Trail No. 9 as far as Casetta at Campo di Sasso. The road continues downhill past Poggio Cornetto to the bridge over Botro degli Strinati and then rises again to the intersection where you go left to Bibbona.
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