Tuscany, and particularly the scenic, less explored southern territory of Maremma, is a fantastic destination for bike lovers who want to enjoy an active yet relaxing vacation. A short drive away from Florence, Siena and Pisa, Maremma is nestled between hills covered by vineyards and olive groves, and a pristine coastline that alternates sandy and rocky beaches. If you are looking for a bike hotel in southern Tuscany, Argentario Golf Resort & Spa has expanded its array of services to include bike rentals of an exclusive type of vehicle: the pedal-assisted electric bikes called Wi-Bikes.
Wi-Bikes are hyper-connected, last-generation bicycles equipped with GPS sensor, Bluetooth connection and interesting fitness functions. An App can connect your smartphone to the Wi-Bike, allowing you to check all information regarding your performance like distance and speed, but also to program the electric motor’s assistance level and your desired physical effort. This means that you can decide whether to really exercise and enjoy an active, challenging bike ride around Maremma, or whether you would rather take it easy and use the pedal assist to cycle without sweating.
A Tuscan e-bike vacation is ideal for the whole family and for visitors of all ages and health conditions. The Promontory of Monte Argentario and Orbetello Lagoon offer beautiful cycling paths and off-road bike itineraries that are important for environmental, landscape and historic-cultural reasons. For example, the lagoon is home to a WWF Oasis and the local pine forest is inhabited by deer and foxes. But Monte Argentario is also a synonym of history and culture. Learn about the majestic Spanish forts and the State of the Presidi in Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole, a town that is also allegedly tied to the mysterious death of acclaimed painter Caravaggio. A bike ride through the Feniglia Nature Reserve takes you the archaeologic site of Cosa, where you can admire ancient ruins.
There are a variety of bike itineraries around Argentario, Orbetello and Maremma Tuscany in general. The concierge at Argentario Golf Resort & Spa is available for further ideas and tips. And, if instead of a modern electric bike you prefer something more traditional, like a mountain bike or a vintage bicycle, Argentario Resort can assist you in renting whatever you want with selected partners in the territory.
Located between Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano, Argentario’s luxury bike hotel has conceived a vacation package for cyclists. It includes two days of Wi-Bike rental, a welcome dinner, and unlimited use of the wellness center. If you are a golfer, you also enjoy 50% off 18-hole green fees for a unique bike and golf holiday in Tuscany. Find out more about the Bike Escape package here.