PISTOIA GREAT RING
KM REFERENCE POINT
Pass the town of Santonuovo, at the traffic light continue straight ahead, and once you have reached a
roundabout and continue towards Prato,
17,500 Frantoio Leonardo
19,300 Information Office
Once you have reached the traffic light turn right taking Via Montalbano until reaching Piazza Risorgimento.
21,000 Chiesa dei Santi Simone e Taddeo a
Keep right in Via Trieste and then Via Lucciano and at the stop, take the Area Pedonale Ciclabile (Foot and Cycle
Area) to reach Via Corrado da Montemagno, until reaching Piazza della Vittoria, where you must turn right taking Via Vittorio Veneto, then left taking Via De Gasperi and right again taking Via Matteotti, and finally right taking Via Larga and continue towards La Catena; at the next crossroad turn left taking Via Fiorentina 2° tronco.
In proximity of the church turn right following the indications to Tizzana,
Once passed the town of Tizzana continue along Via Pozzo, downhill until reaching the stop; turn left taking
Via di Seano, following the indications to Pistoia; turn left taking Via F. Colzi until reaching the crossroad with
SS66 (be careful!).
25,700 Refreshment Point (Club del Diavolo), Turn right in SS66 and after 200 m, near the restaurant La Bussola, turn left taking Via Molin Nuovo, pass the
bridge across on the river Stella, continue straight ahead until reaching the bank of the Ombrone river, on dirt
protected area la Querciola
road, along the wet land of la Querciola.
Once the passed the dirt road section turn right on the asphalted street, still following the bank of the river
29,400 End of dirt road section
along Via Baccheretana until reaching the stop,
Turn left taking Via di Mezzo and continue until reaching the traffic light, here turn right taking Via 4 Novembre
30,100 Bike assistance point
Continue straight ahead, pass a bridge and turn right taking Via E.Montale and right again taking Via Deledda,
the turn left taking Via Ponte dei Baldi and left again taking Via Berlicche, finally right taking Via Ferrucci.
Ignoring the various secondary crossroads, pass under a overpass and continue on a short dirt road section.
Once you have reached a stop turn right taking Via Fratelli Bandiera and the first right taking Via Salcetana;
cross the pedestrian stripes by foot and take Via Como until reaching a stop,
Turn right taking Via Fratelli Cervi, then right again taking Via Matteotti and the first on the left taking Via
40,300 Refreshment point (L’angolo della
xxv Aprile, left again taking Via Livorno and finally turn right taking the cycle lane; soon you will reach Piazza
Piazza), cycle lane
Gramsci and from where you must continue to Piazza 4 Novembre; at the stop turn right taking Via Silvio
Pellico, left again taking Via Catalani; once you have reached the next stop turn left again taking Via della
Libertà until reaching the stop and here turn right taking the cycle lane.
After about 800m turn left taking Via Petrarca and turn right at the stop taking Via Rossini; at the next stop
turn left and take the SP 2 until reaching a traffic light.
Turn right taking Via Alfieri, following the indications to Montale and, once you have passed the bridge, turn
42,500 Montale Station
left taking Via Mattei and left again taking Via Rosa Luxemburg; once you have reached the stop continue
straight ahead taking Via Pacinotti, and turn right at the roundabout following the main street,
At the next crossroad (turn right for a short deviation in the centre of Montale) keep left taking Via Papini,
continue along the bank of Rio Settola, cross a small bridge and turn right,
turn left taking a dirt road and continue taking Via Nesti in proximitry of a yellow cottage; at the next crossroad
45,700 Short dirt road section
turn left taking Via di Forramoro and, after having passed the secondary crossroads, turn left taking Via Casella
di Santomato, then keep right taking Via di Chiesina.
Pass through the town of Chiesina Montalese, keep left taking Via dei Gatti, then turn right taking Via
49,100 Refreshment Point
Once you have reached the crossroad with Via Sestini turn right and then left taking Via San Quirico, continue
52,500 Short dirt road section
keeping left taking the short dirt road section that reaches the asphalted road, then turn right taking Via
Brescandola and right again taking Via Carota e Molina and finally turn left taking Via Torta.
Once you have reached the stop turn right taking Via Antonelli once you have reached Candeglia, follow the
main road and turn right taking Via Santomoro di Bure, after 100 m turn left taking Via G. Rodari; once passed
the parking area turn left and the take the first on the right,
uphill taking Via di Mezzo Monte, you pass in front of the church and after about 700 m,
54,800 Chiesa di Candeglia
58,000 Refreshment Point
59,550 Piazza del Duomo
in proximity of a gate with red columns turn left downhill taking Via di Santa Alessio; once arrived downhill
turn left taking Via dell’Amicizia; once you have reached the stop turn left taking Via di Bigiano e Castel Bovani;
and at the crossroad continue straight ahead.
Once you have reached the stop turn right again taking Via Antonelli until reaching a traffic light, where you
must turn left taking Viale Arcadia, continue along the walls; once you have reached the roundabout turn right
taking Via Francesco Ferrucci and, at the stop, continue taking Largo Santa Maria, and turn right taking Via del
Pass under an arch and go along the parking area until reaching the stop,
Turn right taking Via del Can Bianco and then the first on the right taking Vicolo Buio, then right again taking
Via della Rosa and, at the stop, turn left taking Via Cavour; finally turn left taking Via Roma,
Continue straight ahead until reaching the starting point.
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PISTOIA GREAT RINGSHAPED ITINERARY
Chiesa di S. Alessio
Ring-shaped itinerary with a medium
difficulty altitude range with starting and
arrival in Pistoia, along secondary roads
with light traffic, which involves the most
important places of the plain and area at the
foot of the hill
Main places passed: Casalguidi, Quarrata,
Agliana, Montale, Pistoia
Points of interest: historical centre of Pistoia,
country parish churches, countryside landscape,
protected area La Querciola
Water supply: easy
Mechanical assistance points: Cicli Ieri, Via
Pacinotti in Pistoia, Iobici in Quarrata
Recommended period: all year round
Type of street surface: 98% asphalted, 2% dirt
Type of bike: any kind
Level of difficulty: medium
Length: 60 km
Altitude range: 285 m
Travelling time: 5 h
Chiesa di Candeglia
Point of Interest
Chiesa di S.Pantaleo
KM REFERENCE POINT
0,000 Piazza Duomo
0,070 Chiesa di San Giovanni Fuorcivitas
Cicli Ieri Assistance Point
Banca di Credito Cooperativo S.Pietro
3,600 Chiesa di San Pantaleo
6,300 Refreshment Point, Case Soldi
10,900 SP 27
From Piazza del Duomo, go along the Battistero then turn left taking Vicolo dei Fuggiti and then turn right
again taking via di Stracceria, until reaching Piazza della Sala.
From the square turn left taking Via S.Anastasio and, at the end, turn right taking Via Cavour, until reaching
Here turn left taking Via Cino da Pistoia, reach the traffic light and go straight ahead through Via Atto Vannucci.
In Piazza Treviso, turn right taking Viale A. Pacinotti, until reaching a roundabout.
At the roundabout go straight ahead taking Via Nazario Sauro.
Go along the street until reaching a traffic light and continue straight ahead towards Pontelungo,
Turn left taking Via Don Milani,
Continue until reaching the stop, turn right taking Via di Bargi, pass in front of the chiesa di S.Pantaleo,
continue until passing a bridge above the A11 motorway , and shortly after you will reach Bargi.
Pass the deviation for Vinacciano-Collina on the right and continue through Via di Montechiaro and, after
through Via Forniccioni ignoring various secondary crossroads; once you have reached the stop turn left and
continue until reaching the first crossroad, keep right along Via Casa Bianca and, at the next crossroad turn
right in Via del Redolone,
Continue on the main street until reaching a stop, turn right, and then left, and once you reach another stop
turn right and pass a bridge,
Once you have passed the bridge, you reach a crossroad with a fountain, turn left taking Via Forra di
Continue through Via Forra di Castelnuovo, keep the same direction until reaching a stop and turn right taking
Strada Provinciale di Montalbano SP 9.
Pass through the towns of Cantagrillo and Casalguidi, turn left taking Viale Europa, and once passed
Casalguidi, go straight ahead at the traffic light on always through SP 9.
Protected area la Querciola
Chiesa di S.Pietro
Bosco della Màgia