North short route
Gallo Nero Bike Day 2020 North short route passing through Greve and San Casciano in Val di Pesa
3 North short route
**Update on 22nd September 2020**
The following text and the linked "hikes" routes are part of the Gallo Nero Bike Day event on last 20th September 2020. Together with the organising body we decided to let the routes be available all year round, hoping that more and more people decide to cycle on our roads. If you want to visit wineries, restaurants and businesses who joined the event, please call in advance because special menus and prices and opening times may vary without notification.
The ride is easy: starting from Greve in Chianti, the route passes through the hamlets of Greti- Passo dei Pecorai- Ferrone. Leaving behind the last houses in Ferrone, cyclists will then turn left to tackle the one and only climb, the uphill road of Luiano (length Km 3,500; elevation difference 3%), which offers a truly classic view of the territory, with vineyards and olive groves. Mercatale is the halfway mark and as the route continues towards the four roads, riders will enjoy panoramic views of the Val di Pesa valley (with San Donato and Tavarnelle) on the right, extending all the way to the countryside surrounding Siena. As the route descends on the downhill road of Leccia, it embraces the traditional Florentine Chianti landscape and participants will take in amazing views while pedaling on vineyard-lined roads, admiring Impruneta, Chiocchio and Strada in Chianti in the distance. A right turn at the end of the slope will bring participants to Greve in Chianti, and back to the beginning of the route after 9 Km on flat roads.