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Agriturismo Braccicorti  in Garfagnana, Tuscany.

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Garfagnana Adventures - Mountain Bike Tour in Garfagnana

Tours are available in the area of the Garfagnana. Tours can be self guided or guided. The cost for guided tours can be seen on  Tour Prices Below is a brief outline of the tour available in Garfagnana. There are many more available, with varying degrees of difficulty and expertise. Be it single track days, to downhill days and cross country routes. Please contact us if you would like more information. A selection of tours can be taken as a short tour itinerary, with meals and lodging included, contact us for info. For an 8 day tour of Mountain Biking go to the tours page.
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Mountain Biking in Tuscany - Garfagnana MTB Raid 

8 days C to D grade : from £490 pp

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The price is for one person for one week &  includes the following;

£490 pp ( min group is 4 people )(715euro )

  • Transfers to and from the airport of Pisa (within arranged times)
    5 x guided Day MTB rides 
    7 nights accommodation in Agriturismo
    Meals > 5 x 3 course dinners at Agriturismo
     7 Breakfasts
    Packed lunches (on the 5 day rides)
    Use of  facilities of lodge, pool & bike equipment

  • ( only non inclusion Lunch & dinner free day + 1 night out at restaurant)

  • Bike Hire is Extra to the cost : 130 euro for the week: Specialized Rockhoppers

Dates > 2008 : request availability from April to November

If you have 4 people or more as a small group the tour will definately go !!

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Other Inclusions>>>

Singletrack / Fast Descents / Technical Cross Country / All Abilities

1 free day : chance to Visit Lucca / Florence or Pisa ( only breakfast on this day )

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Lodge >>

Agriturismo Le Casine di Braccicorti & Lodges , see web page for lodge pics and info of where tour groups will stay.on side bar of this web page.

Rooms : double share, single rooms are available (at small supplement of 80e )






DAy 4: tour 3 “high apennines” – battisti tour

day 5: free day

day 6: tour 4 “valley experienced – garfagnana tradtions”

day 7: tour 5 “high to low” – casone to sillico & low valley

day 8: Tour ends

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Tour itinerary

DAY 01

Pick up from Pisa airport included. allowing for most arrivals, we aim to have a group pick up time of 3pm at pisa airport. the airport is only 10min from leaning tower if you get there very early

After a 1 1/2 hr drive from Pisa,  we arrive at our family owned "Agriturismo" accommodations nestled in the foothills of the Apennine Mountains. Where we relax for the rest of the afternoon and get out bikes sorted out. In the evening we will enjoy a slide show with images from the region. Traditional evening meal.

DAY 02
GARFAGNANA BIKE TOUR- orecchiella national park

Today we start with our first ride of the week with a short transfer up into the national park of the Orecchiella. Here we take a scenic track that contours behind the peak of the Pania del Corfino (1609m) and round to the village of Campaiana.
From here we climb on up and have the chance to get onto the peak of the Pania with amazing views down over the Garfagnana in all directions. From here and our lunch spot we take a fast singletrack down that winds its way through the park via the Fountain of Love, where one hopes to catch glimpses of the local wildlife. From the park and onto village of Corfino, we take an old mule track  down some single tracks switchback sections into the village for a gelato or 2, before attacking the lower part of the valley,with its forest trails and singletrack before we get back to the main  tarmac road and  our last 2km !!! back to our lodge.

90% off road / 10% on road  - 54km total

Great single track sections / fire tracks / dirt rds / forestry trails... all you could ever want !!

DAY 03
GARFAGNANA BIKE TOUR  - alpi apuane tour

After breakfast we get ready for our bike tour Garfagnana as we head in the direction of Apuan Alps, or the marble mountains. We start from base, and will ride to the pastoral hamlet of Campocatino and back via the wonderful lake of Gramolazzo. In Campocatino there are interesting shepherds huts built with dry stonewalls and slate roofs, once characteristic of this area . Some of them date from the 17C. The terrains are a mix of paved and dirt roads and the ride will be about 40 km long. There are great views along the way, and great tracks to be ridden, from wide open track to twisting single track routes.

70% off rd / 30 % on rd : Total for Day 58km

Tracks : Dirt Rds / Single Track / River Crossings / Fire Trails

DAY 04
GARFAGNANA BIKE TOUR  - high appennines – battisti tour

Today we take a bus transfer from  the lodge from 500m upto the resort of Casone at 1310m , a winter ski station. Here we take to the bikes and trails as we head up to Passo Forbici at 1815m and the main ridge line of the Apennine Mountains. Then a fast descent to lead us into the heart of the mountains before a climb back up to 1800m and Lamalite and the refuge of Battisti. Lunch here and then some single track to test ones nerve to take us across the ridge and into a final descent that goes on for some 20km or more back to our base, via the use of wide off road track leading onto tarmac.

High Alpine Route 70% 0ff rd / 30% on rd : 62km

Excellent Single Track / Dirt Rds / Walking Trails. A 8km climb up to 1700m and then later a 2.5 hr down.

DAY 05

free day off the bikes, Lucca, OR LOCAL DAY RIDES

Day 06

Today we ride out of base and take to the tracks and trails of the lower valley of the Garfagnana. We ride via old roads and mule tracks to single track walking trails.
Our ride takes us through fields and meadows, through medieval towns and villages, through the heart of the Garfagnana and its traditions, that are as relaxed and as real as one could want to find. The routes are a mix of dirt track, single track and wide open paths, to make shift routes as we pick our way around the valley. Lakes, mountains, villages…it is all here !

70% off rd and 30% on : 55km + extras can be added

Mix of terrain...!! ever changing in this ride: Single Track to die for !! Medieval Rds / Dirt tracks and more !

DAY 07
GARFAGNANA – high to low – san pellegrino and sillico

We are taken back up the resort of Casone at 1310m, but this time
we head in the opposite direction. Our ride takes us up to Monte Giovarello and a single track route to Passo Radici, an exciting path that really gets you going !!!. From the Passo, we take to tarmac for a short section, of which it is part of the Giro D’Italia. This takes us up to Alpe di San Pellegrino and the onto a widing track that starts to descend as if forever !!!. We are on wide open vehicle track, although only used for 4X4 it holds a lot of surprises and excitement for the ride down !!! The route takes us all the way down to Capraia and then onto the village of Sillico, with an amazing vantage point over the valley below. We continue to descend, back into the valley and the town of Pieve Fosciana. For our final section back to base. A full on high to low with hight lost from 1700m down to 370m at the lowest part of the valley, a great way to finish the riding in the Garfagnana.

85% off rd / 15 % on rd : 64km

Route mix of Dirt track / forestry trails to excellent single track sections.  Testing your stamina & all you have learnt throughout the week !!

DAY 08
tour ends – transfer to pisa
by bus, time to look at the tower before connecting to flight back to UK.

Transfer provided to Pisa airport, depends on flight departures, we aim to be there for 2pm. earlier departures we may be able to accomodate for or arrange / taxi or train.

Am transfer to Pisa for journey home.


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Garfagnana by Bicycle : by Lucia and Bruno Giovannetti, by Tamari Montagna Edizioni, If you would like a copy please contact us for Price and Postage.As this is produced by Guides of Braccicorti & Garfagnana Adventures.


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