The cycle route follows the main canal as it winds its way through the Chiana Valley. The route was created as a joint project between the Chianciano Terme Val di Chiana Tourist Board, Arezzo Tourist Board, the Province of Arezzo, the Province of Siena and the Tuscan Region. Maps and information are available for those who wish to travel the route by bicycle. The whole route is approximately 62km long and crosses the Chiana Valley from Arezzo to Chiusi. The cycle path itself is the old canal maintenance path.
The whole area was drained from the middle of the fourteenth century by the Medici and then by the Asburgo-Lorenas. Illustrious scientists and engineers like Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei and Vittorio Fossombroni were consulted as regards how to carry out this huge job. In fact, the route is dedicated to Fossombroni, a technician from Arezzo. Today, the system of locks along the canal provides the perfect route for cyclists, in particular thanks to the fact that both ends of the route have frequent bike-friendly train services. The route provides visitors with a great mix of nature, history and typical products found in this corner of Tuscany.
- flag Sporty More demanding itineraries for highly trained cyclists and those who love a challenge, with the toughest climbs and hardest roads
- nature Scenic bike itineraries In the loveliest of places, immersed in nature, by the sea and through historical old towns
- location_city Urban itineraries Fascinating bike tours around the artistic treasures of Tuscany's major towns and cities
- wc Bike itineraries for tourists and for families Easy itineraries along the coast, in the hills and towns, suitable for families with children