Randonnèe M.T.B of Valdera 2014

The proposed TOUR covers the entire landscape of Valdera, with a route that 95% developed with ancient paths and dirt roads.

Leaving from PONTEDERA, the city of Vespa, we ride through great natural sceneries such as:

  • – The hills of TERRICCIOLA;
  • – The theater of silence in LAJATICO;
  • – The Lake of Gattero in FABBRICA / PECCIOLI;
  • – LE SERRE with its ancient church.

    We pass through villages such as:

    • – BADIA of MORRONA;
    • – CASTELFALFI, with its fortress and its golf course;
    • – Legoli, where you can admire the wonderful chapel of Santa Catarina with frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli;
    • – TOIANO, with its ravines;
    • – Other beautiful landscapes that only the Tuscany countryside, and in particular the VALDERA, can show to the visitors.

      The long route (Red) is 115 km, difference in height of 2,100 meters.

      The middle path (Yellow) is 70 km, difference in height 920 meters.

      The short path (Blue) is 42 km, difference in height 650 meters.


      Information: Claudio Caponi 3358001832 – 3498762002 Mancini Valerio – Pitti Michele 3408321325 – 347700913 Gabriele Rocchi

      Randonnée ARI patent, Randonnée Mountain Bike patent.

      The event, in line with the directives of ARI, will pursue the following purposes: self-sufficiency, affordability, simplicity, security, contact with nature.

      The event was inspired by the slow travelling on nature trails

      The ownership of the event is the GSRC Galimberti, with the patronage of the Municipality of Pontedera and the collaboration of G.S. Treggiaia, POL la Perla “Razzi e Mozzi” and Borra Bike with ARI audax randonnée Italy.

      The event will adopt the Regulation ARI / MTB.


      Sunday, August 31st, 2014.

      Preliminary checks from 07.00 to 08.00 at the Club Galimberti in Via Galimberti, Pontedera.

      Start from 8:00am to 08.10am from GSRC GALIMBERTI.


      Cyclists and cycle tourists members with papers in order for the year 2014 ARI, or bodies recognized by CONI UISP; ACSI; CSAIN; ASI; CSI; ENDAS; FITRI, and also free hikers equipped with medical certificate, bike Mountain bike and helmet (mandatory). after filling the release paper ARI.


      We accept MAX 300 people. The registration fee is € 10.

      Entries close automatically when we reach the number of 300 paying cyclists, there is no possibility of pre-registrations.
      Registration opens from June 20th, 2014 at the Club Galimberti in Via Galimberti n° 4, Pontedera. – or online via the website www.audaxitalia.it (REGISTRATION)

      Registration fee: (10 €) to be paid by bank transfer before you sign up.

      Description of payment (“causale”): you have to write “Iscrizione Randonneè della valdera.”

      Account name: G.S.R.C Galimberti.

      Bank: “Banca di Pisa e Fornacette”.

      Bank account details: IBAN – IT37 Z085 6271 1310 0001 0375 939 – SWIFT BIC: BCCFIT33

      Registration deadline Sunday August 31st, 7.30am

      We recommend the use of RandoCard ARI (cyclist card ARI) to sign up, the preparation of the release of responsibility, which will have to be delivered to the preliminary checks, the validation steps at the start, the control places along path and at the finish.


      Road Book route map with street guide (town refreshments and fountains), Paper ARI / MTB / RG as travel validation step in places of control. GPS path track.

      40 / 70 / 115 km, short, medium and long, as for the ARI / MTB standards.

      The “randonnée valdera” will make a great added value to the event, as it allows cyclists to follow paths and roads of GPN and horse trail through hills, woods and streams.

      The route is marked as “Randonnée valdera”.

      NB: Hikers enrolled arriving at the refreshment / control “LE SERRE” after 13:00pm will not be allowed to continue in the long route.

      “We remind that the long path requires a good physical condition.”

      There are 4 food spots on the path next the checkpoints. (Terricciola, Le Serre, Castelfalfi and Legoli) – and a pasta party at the finish.

      The GSRC Galimberti will distribute to all the cyclists who will get the approval ARI / MTB (40 – 70 – 115 Km) a scroll by the artist Giancarlo Calamai reproducing the logo of the event.


      Roads / dirt roads of Randonneè:

      A) PONTEDERA starting 8:00-8:10am from Via Galimberti – towards Ponsacco on the bike path parallel to via roma – underpass in Viale Europa – the street in front of cemeteries – bike path until “La Borra” – path levee Era River.

      A) PONSACCO (time 8:15 to 9:15) Trail embankment ERA – via Melegnano – Viale Primo Maggio – via xxv aprile – Via Roma via dei mille – via cesare Battisti – via Era – Roundabout – dirt road to Camugliano.

      A) CAPANNOLI (hours 8:45 to 9:45) via Camugliano – dirt road near “Solaia” – via delle pinete – via provinciale 26 – via del Pino – dirt road up to via dei Pontini – via delle case – dirti road via dei monaci – via di badia.

      A) TERRICCIOLA (9:15 to 10:30 via di badia – dirt road via taneto – via della cascina – via terricciolese –

      Via Bagno “A / R” – (First Food Spot.) dirt road via delle colline.

      A). CHIANNI. Dirt road via delle colline – strada provinciale 14 “Miemo” –

      A). LAJATICO (10 am – 11.30 am) “Fontanelle” . Dirt road from strada provinciale 14 to strada provinciale 45 – Via Pietro Nenni – unpaved local road via dell’uccelliera “theater of silence” – via Volterra SR 439.

      A) PECCIOLI / MONTAIONE (11am – 13:30)

      SR 439 – gravel road lake Gattero – municipal road of Montelopio – via di mezzo – Fabbrica – via della chiesa / towards Fabbrica – via delle case nuove – Montecchio – via Aldo Neri – dirt road, via madonna delle serre (2nd Food Spot). – GPN dirt road up to strada della bonifica – via della bonifica – via della bonifica gravel road towards Castelfalfi – dirt road and golf courses. – Castelfalfi (3rd Food Spot) Via SP 26 – via di mezzo / via Poggetta – via di monti – dirt road GPN towards via Libbiano Legoli -.Legoli – (4th Food Spot).

      A) PALAIA (12.30 – 15:00) via SP 11 – dirt road up to municipal road Toiano – via Toiano – dirt road collelungo (agliati) until SP36 – Chiecinella – dirt road via della costa towards Marti.

      A) MONTOPOLI (13.30 – 16:00)

      Via della costa – via fontanelle – via della croce – MARTI – (WATER SPOT) via Mazzana – Varramista – via di ricavo – highway underpass – Castelbosco – dirt road via val di frigoli – via della falce.

      A) PONTEDERA (-13 hours – 18) via della falce – municipal road Palaia / La Rotta – via del pietriccio – via di montecastello – cycle path of Braccini lakes – via Enrico de Nicola – cycle lane in Viale Italia – back, through cycle path, in the Era river embankment – arrival via galimberti.

      R) FROM TERRICCIOLA (return on short course) – time 10:30 to 11:30 the road of Chianti towards Morrona – Stibbiolo – via dei cipressi – San Pietro Belvedere – via vignoli – via Corsica – provincial road 26 via san rocco – dirt road for Solaia – via Camugliano – Ponsacco – cycle lane on levee Era river – arrival via Galimberti.

      R) FROM PECCIOLI (return middle course) (11:00 – 13:30) from madonna delle serre – Municipal road poggio al pino – provincial road 41 – via San Sebastiano – via dei cappuccini – cycle path towards Forcoli – via la bianca – via SP26R, via di santo pietro belvedere – sarzanese valdera – via Baciocchi – Piazza Castello – via san rocco – dirt road under the cemetery towards Camugliano – via Camugliano – via valdera – cycle lane levee Era river – arrival via Galimberti.

      A) roads of the long route R) roads of return short and medium course.

      Here you can see the video made for the 2014 edition: