The Tuscany Trail is the world’s largest bikepacking event held every year in Tuscany. Hundreds of cyclists from more than 30 countries around the world join every edition. By participating in the Tuscany Trail, you will experience a unique 500 km long adventure that will allow you to cross enchanted forests and thousand-year old towns. It will be a challenge to yourself and an emotion that will remain forever in your heart.
The Tuscany Trail is the first and original “unsupported bicycle adventure”.
The Tuscany Trail is a 550-km adventure riding your bike, from North to South “self-supported” as true adventurers of the twenty-first century. A route is loaded on the GPS and the participants start with their own pace, no time limits as venture is a right that must be within everybody’s reach. To date, it is the event in the world with the largest number of participants: 760.
The search for the “perfect” route began back in 2003 and has not been completed yet. Tuscany is a wonderful region that offers perfect cycling routes. Every year, participants are offered a track that best embodies the experience of the Tuscany Trail. Less and less asphalt, less and less unnecessary kilometres and more and more concentration of beauty. You will cycle on the famous Strade Bianche, through vineyards and dense forests. You will find out that the famous “rolling” hills of Tuscany are not so “rolling” and that there will always be a surprise behind every bend from the start to the finish.
The route is varied and includes dirt roads, paths, cart roads and asphalt. As its name suggests, the Tuscany Trail takes place in Tuscany. Get ready because you will pass through some of the most beautiful Medieval and Renaissance old towns in the world. You will be immersed in villages where it seems that time stopped in 1500. If you are lucky, you can also attend village festivals with historical commemorations. Among the many old towns you will pass through, we mention Vinci, Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, Radicofani and Pitigliano.
Participating in the Tuscany Trail cannot disregard living a real adventure. Dealing with all the kilometers will not be trivial and, certainly, there will be something unexpected. After all, that is precisely what everyone is looking for. It will be an escape from the daily routine: you will get out of your “comfort zone” and find yourself living whole days with the rhythms dictated by dawn and dusk only. The most adventurous among you will certainly not miss the opportunity to sleep under the starry sky in your tent or just your sleeping bag.
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