The three districs of Pistoia County are famous throughout the world as the temple of Road Cycling, which is San Baronto, in Lamporecchio the hill track for the best athletes of the world.
Listing from the world champion Nibali to many other worldwide famous athletes, there is a number of international team of UCI road cycling, including national teams, that spend months in this part of Tuscany to practice in our streets, considered among the best of the world for the complexity, the view and the variety of tracks.
Road cycling is a family affair, too, though, such as many people from north Europe taught us coming over since 20 years now to cycle around the area with their kids, seeking for beautiful panoramas and good food. Bikers also look for facilities, and we have bike hotels as well as bike services 24hrs available. Some of the most excinting itineraries for Road Cycling are the 2013 World UCI championship track, a ring around San Baronto hill, and many rings or long paths, expecially between Vinci and Fucecchio Marshland, or in the Valleriana valley, close to Pescia.
Yearly there are various cycling races, and Giro d’Italia often passes from the area, such as in 2017, and next year too, 2019 from Vinci, to celebrate 500 years of the Genius.
Pistoia is linked to Valdinievole cycling roads from Serravalle, pedaling through Casalguidi (linked to San Baronto) and other small and iconic green villages. Vertical Road cycling is the main peculiarity of Mountains of Pistoia: starting both from Pistoia or from Valdinievole there are two passes to get to Abetone or Cutigliano on the mountains, both quite difficult and as continuous vertical climbs: the perfect match for those trying to challenge themselves over glorious cycling itineraries, a huge ring of paths linking Romagna Appennine and Lucca county. A neverending wonder.