Cycling in Valdinievole
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For those who seek nature, sport and new experiences
7 ideas for an active holiday in Valdinievole
by Valdinievole /en/authors/ambito-valdinievole/

Valdinievole has so much to offer fans of sports and outdoor activities.

Sports enthusiasts, beginners or, quite simply, anyone interested in trying something new, will find a point to start from and the best way to experience their active holiday, refreshing their body and soul while at the same time discovering an unspoiled landscape.

Rock climbing

The area near Monsummano Terme is rich in cliffs, crags and rocky coastlines with high and steep walls.

The Cava Grigia is ideal for beginners, and you can even try paraclimbing.


You don't need to be an expert to go on a tandem flight (with a qualified instructor) from the Colle di Monsummano. 

All you need is a lack of fear and you will be rewarded with the feeling of softly gliding, driven forward by the wind.

Hiking and trekking

For hiking lovers, Montalbano offers many opportunities. Options include the paths that connect San Baronto, Porciano and Lamporecchio and the walks through the woods reaching as far as Barco Reale Mediceo

There's a good range of trails, from easy to difficult.

By bike

Mountain bike, gravel bike, e-bike: take a ride with family or friends from Buggiano Castello to Cozzile and Massa or along the routes inside the Natural Reserve of the Fucecchio Marshland, the largest interior marshland in Italy where 200 different species of birds live.

An activity that combines sport, fun and the pleasure of being surrounded by nature.

Cave diving

Grotta Giusti doesn't only mean relaxation: the cave, now part of a hotel and a wellbeing centre, is a speleological site. 

One of the activities you can undertake in this unique place is a guided dive with qualified instructors as well as enjoying the Natural Floating Spa, an experience of floating in order to relax, but using scuba diving techniques.


Golf combines the pleasure of a walk with the thrill of competition. In between the hamlets of Cecina and Montevettolini, lies the Montecatini Golf Club, a veritable paradise for lovers of this sport with the 18 holes surrounded by lush nature.

Horse riding

A horseback ride is an original and natural way to discover the countryside, either trotting or walking, depending on your horse riding experience.

To enjoy this adventure, visit one of the many stables or riding schools you can find in the Valdinievole.