If you're bored of sunbathing then this motorbike trip might just be the solution! The route sets off from Cecina and heads down the SR68, a winding road which travels through the delightful Tuscan hills.
The SR68 is known locally as the 'Volterrana'. It travels up the Elsa river, following the train tracks, before reaching the town of Volterra, which is the first stop of the trip. You'll be testing your gears on the steep, winding road in this area. Stay on the Volterrana at the fork for Montecatini Val di Cecina and follow for Saline di Volterra, an historic town famous for its salt mines and thermal springs. The road is lined with vineyards and olive groves which are just the thing to give you an appetite as you ride up this winding route.
Volterra is constantly visible on the horizon. Just before the town are two large art installations by Mauro Staccioli at Mestola and Boldria. The road up to the ancient Etruscan town of Volterra is incredbily steep and winding, per
Volterra is famous for its alabaster and it's well-worth spending a bit of time exploring the town. Take a stroll through the quaint town centre or visit the Guarnacci Etruscan Museum. There is another Staccioli scupltue just outside the town which is the perfect spot to take a few photos of Volterra and the surrounding countryside. From here, the route continues along the SR68 towards Siena.