Since COVID didn't allow ride our bikes on 2020, we are happy to remember what happened the year before...
Pontedera, Sunday 12 May 2019.
As soon as the morning rain ended, over 700 bikers left. Despite the adverse forecasts, a cool day, green hills were the backdrop for the 8th "Randonneé mtb of the Valdera". This edition, full of news on the routes, offered 4 alternatives (40, 55, 80 and 130 km) with different unpublished sections. The 7 refreshment points refreshed the belly and the soul of the participants.
Also this year the spirit of our Randonnée has been appreciated, very different bikers, each with their own pace but all with a smile in the face and with the head held high to enjoy panoramas and villages , but above all willing to "lose" minutes to gain the pleasure of a photo with friends, exchange a few words and savor some local products offered in the various refreshments (up to 7 on the long route).
You can see more than 1500 photos on Facebook!
This is happened in 2019...
Keep yourself free for the 2021 edition because the "Randonnée mtb della Valdera" will be even more spectacular!
We are a group of friends who share a variety of sporting interests, including cycling and especially MTB.
The area in which we live is very pleasant and attractive for its naturalistic beauties, for this reason we tried to marry our passion for cycling with the most natural and typical tracks of the Valdera.
The idea was born in October 2012 almost like a joke and since then we have repeat it untill today with the same passion and the same desire to live sport into the nature with friends.
The philosophy of our Randonnée is in fact to share a non-competitive sport, authentic and genuine, without the burden of the stopwatch or the challenge, but in direct contact with the beautiful hills that surround our villages.
For this year we have thought a truly exciting itinerary, which will make you discover the villages of Peccioli, Chianni, Terricciola, Legoli and Castelfalfi crossing green valleys full of climbs and magical paths. All in the name of nature. Don't be frightened if the itinerary may seem difficult and tiring, we have thought three different routes for everyone! One course more difficult for the more experienced and adventurous, one intermediate and another shorter and easier. We are waiting for you, full of passion and enthusiasm, with our same spirit for the values, the real ones, of a natural life that unfortunately is becoming more and more lost in the daily frenzy.
Valerio Mancini - Creator and Coordinator
Massimo Casini - Marketing and Sponsor
Claudio Caponi - Secretary Andrea Centi - Tracks and Road Signs Silvano Ciompi - Contacts with Authorities Francesco Montagnani - Advertising, Photos and Videos
Michele Pitti - Coordinator sponsor and Logistics
Gabriele Rocchi - Tracks and Road Signs Michele Vannoni - Web site, Social and IT Manager
If you want to spend a day immersed in the charm of the Pisan hills, come with us: we will take you to discover the Valdera with 4 routes suitable for every need.
The tour has a track that mainly develops on ancient paths and dirt roads: starting from Pontedera (City of Vespa), we will go as far as the Florentine province reaching the Rocca di Castelfalfi, passing through ancient villages such as the Badia di Morrona, "Teatro del Silenzio" in Lajatico, Calanchi of Toiano, Peccioli, Terricciola, Chianni and Palaia.
4 COURSES FOR 2019:
Long: 130 km, 2450 mt asc- route - view
Medium: 80 km, 1300 mt asc - route - view
Short: 55 km, 800 mt asc - route - view
Touring: 40 km, 350 mt asc - route - view
A good physical preparation is recommended for those who choose "Hard" route
The event, in line with the ARI directives, will make use of the ARI / MTB regulation and will pursue the following objectives: self-sufficiency, economy, sobriety, safety, contact with nature. It takes its cue from slow travel on nature trails.
The organization reserves the right to modify the routes in case of impracticability, appropriately reporting these deviations.
If you love ride your bike and you want discover Valdera with your MTB.
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Some shoot from our last Randonnèe editions
Do you love ride your bike? Come with us to enjoy your journey with the most beautiful mountain bike tour of Tuscany.
You will be able to register online, the cost is 20€.
All athletes from 18 to 75 years old and in good health can partecipate if they are certified for sporting fitness. Minors (14 years older) can register only with parent authorization.
Here the regulation (italian) which extends regolamento A.R.I. Fuoristrada
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