Padule and Massaciuccoli lake

A tour without technical difficulties that unfolds within the Natural Park of Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli where fauna, nature and landscape are the setting for these places.

 

Tour starts from the vicinity of Viareggio, in the most western part of the Park and being composed of several rings you can manage it and change it as you prefer.

 

With mainly dirt roads we will head towards the lake of Massaciuccoli and the surrounding marsh areas, which with over 2000 sq km of surface, form the wetland of the most extensive back dunes zone of Tuscany.

 

After about 10km along canals and ponds we will arrive at the stretch of the Lotus Flower Path, a 1.5km cycle way, partly raised directly over the marshy area with a wooden walkway.

The show is always guaranteed but from June to August (flowering period of the Lotus) is truly unique, this being the largest cultivation of lotus flowers in Italy.

We will continue to the village of Massaciuccoli, dating back to Roman times, we can visit the residential villa of the Venulei from the first century. A.D. with annexed thermal complexes, in a panoramic position on the lake.

In Massaciuccoli, in 1985, was established an Oasi L.I.P.U. (Italian association for the protection of birds) which covers about 60 hectares and includes a museum, a portion of lake and other marsh systems that you can freely visit by walking on charming wooden walkways.

We can then continue beyond covering part of the cycle path Puccini, here in July it is possible to cross immense fields of sunflowers.

 

Finally, from here we will return to the starting point along, where possible, different roads than the outward journey.

During the day we will stop at a farm where we will visit the estate and will make a "lunch" tasting of wines and typical Tuscan products*.

Length: 30-35-40km, (depending on the route) + possible transfer

Vertical drop: irrelevant Route: roads - ciclopiste - dirt

Difficulty: tourist - easy

Duration: full day

Participation fee: 

2 participants € 75,00 per person

3 participants € 60,00 per person

4 participants € 50,00 per person

5 participants € 45,00 per person

from 6 participants € 40,00 per person

* The tasting is optional and has an additional cost of € 20.00 per person and includes: 4 wines produced on the estate and bruschetta with olive oil, cold cuts, cheeses and olives, typical Tuscan.

For single tours requires quotation by email.

Notes:

Is possible to take part in the tours by e-bike.

Simple route: it is also possible to take part in the tour with a touring bike.

For large groups of 8 people or more, a second guide is foreseen, the cost of which will be calculated at the time of booking.

The tours can be changed without notice, due to logistical, technical and adverse meteorological conditions.

© e-mail: federico.neri@scuoladimtb.eu - images and texts by ©Federico Neri - 2019

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