The Alta Val di Cecina includes Castelnuovo Val di Cecina, Montecatini Val di Cecina, Pomarance, Monteverdi Marittimo and Volterra. A land of hills, woods and waterways, the Alta Val di Cecina presents the signs of the millennial presence of mankind, diffused in an extraordinary naturalistic context. Going through the valley one surprise after another will show up: Volterra, the undisputed center of the numerous testimonies of the Etruscan, Roman and medieval civilizations, the many villages, fortresses, castles, medieval churches, the remains of mining activities, which today are aimed essentially at the extraction of salt and the peculiar exploitation of Geothermal energy, each location offers unique view opportunities in Tuscany.
Berignone and Tatti Reserve Cycle Tour
DIFFICULTY: MC/BC LENGTH: 30,2 km DEVELOPMENT: 1424 m
This route allows you to admire the panoramic woods and countryside of Volterra from above, passing through forests and the old Maremma road.
Landscapes, castles and rivers between Pomarance and the Berignone Nature Reserve
DIFFICULTY: MC/OC LENGTH: 35,79 km DEVELOPMENT: 1441 m
Enchanting views, boundless woods, gentle landscapes and crystal clear waters, sightings of birds of prey and, with a bit of luck, even of the wolf.
Grand Tour of Geothermal Energy and Parks
DIFFICULTY: TC/MC LENGTH: 48,77 km DEVELOPMENT: 2093 m
This tour encompasses the heart of geothermal territory, touching on villages, valleys, forests, natural geothermal manifestations and historic and modern production facilities.
The Etruscan thermal baths of Bagnone and the villages of the Upper Cecina valley
DIFFICULTY: TC/MC LENGTH: 34,49 km DEVELOPMENT: 1491 m
The tour reserves many surprises, first of all the thermal archaeology, framed by the Cornia River and the medieval villages of La Leccia and Sasso Pisano.
Monteverdi between villages, countryside and forests
DIFFICULTY: TC/MC LENGTH: 25,33 km DEVELOPMENT: 1439 m
The tour accompanies you in the discovery of medieval villages surrounded by hilly landscapes, forests and views towards the sea.
The castle of Querceto and the forest of Monterufoli
DIFFICULTY: TC/BC LENGTH: 19,05 km DEVELOPMENT: 890 m
This route focuses on the visit of one of the most charming and vital villages of the Val di Cecina: Querceto. Framed by rows of stone pines and cypresses, it will give you enchanting views of much of the forest of Monterufoli.
The Sterza Valley and the Caselli Forest
DIFFICULTY: TC/BC LENGTH: 25,61 km DEGREE: 1132 m
This is a wide and spectacular ring-route that allows you to explore a large part of the Val di Sterza, penetrating the wild heart of the Caselli forest, up to the ridge of the Monti della Gherardesca.