Podere dell’Agave – San Vincenzo (LI), Strada San Bartolo, 19 – 0565.703171 – info@poderelagave.com

It’s a pleasure to explore the Val di Cornia leaving behind your car: you go on horse rides on the beach, in the pine groves or on the hills; you can takes trip by bike or on foot deep in nature and surrounded by enchanting scenery, suspended between hills and sea.

Walking in the archaeological park of Populonia means seeing what the ancient Etruscans saw: the paths that twist through the woods glistening with iron slag; the blue sea of the Baratti Gulf and the ancient village of Populonia create a natural background.

Trekking

Every year new paths are opened and signposted in the woods, on the hills and along the coast for trekking, horse-riding and mountain biking. From San Vincenzo begin the green path (with some slightly challenging sections) and the yellow path (not very difficult and suitable for everyone). Many of the footpaths even have charming names: do you want to start from the Via del Ferro, Monastero, Romanella or the Cave?

Cala Violina

About 40 km from San Vincenzo, it is one of the most beautiful beaches of Maremma. It takes its name from the sand which “sounds” like a violin when you walk on it . Watch out! It’s very crowded on summer time. To reach the beach, you have to take a nice walk (4 kilometres) on a path through the woods which can also be walked on with the stroller, so your child can take a rest!

 

Horse Riding

The Costa degli Etruschi offers different possibilities to people who love discovering the land on horseback. There are the stables of Guado al Tasso at Bolgheri, within the estate of Marquises of Antinori, surrounded by the famous vineyards extending down to the sea. The agriturismo “gli Etruschi” organises delightful rides on Baratti beach. The horse riding centre “il Felciaino e la Carrozza” between Campiglia and Suvereto offers the possibility of rides on the Tuscan hills with beautiful views over the islands and the sea.

WWF Orti-Bottagone Oasis

In Parco della Sterpaia there is the WWF oasis of Orti-Bottagone, a walk in the natural reserve discovering more than 203 species recorded: flamingos, herons, hawks porcupine and weasels and if you want to know the others, just visit it! 😉

Bycicles

For road cyclists the costa degli Etruschi is the ideal circuit for winter training because of the always mild climate. Mountain bike lovers can find hundreds of kilometres of trails in the woods and by the sea. Special VELO CLUB promotions. 

Look at the maps here