Discover the natural path located in the lands of Chianti Classico
A path that smells of history and nature, located in the lands of Chianti: the Natural Path
In the Chianti region, among the vineyards and olive trees, you will find the Natural Path of Dievole. A natural path that crosses the most uncontaminated areas of our land. The path is perfect for nature lovers, for the most tenacious sportsmen and for anyone who wants to enjoy the serenity of the Tuscan hinterland.
The path has been recovered by restoring the ancient roads that sharecroppers used to use to reach their farms. The natural path represents a very important gift for the whole local community that today can freely access and discover this precious natural area, given back to its territory.
The Natural Path is 27.6 kilometers long and develops in different variants: The shortest section surrounds the village of Dievole for 3 km and can also be covered on foot. The other paths are more suitable for mountain biking, trekking and horseback riding.
In particular, the Natural Path is an optimal path for mountain bike professionals, who can face slopes with breathtaking views and cross fords, such as the Arbiola torrent. In the Natural Path it is also possible to make excursions on horseback: horse-riding enthusiasts can in fact, on request, ride the path with a guide for a pleasant excursion in the woods. Finally, lovers of trekking and cross-country running can choose the Natural Path for a special itinerary, with challenging climbs and descents, but pleasantly immersed in the scenery of the Tuscan countryside.
Along the Natural Path there are several rest points such as the “Campo Bocce”, and the “pietra serena quarry” dating back to the 15th century AD. Dievole has provided a refreshment point equipped with tables, where you can stop and enjoy a pleasant picnic.
THANKS FOR THE PROJECT
The Natural Path officially opened on May 23, 2015, in the company of world-champion mountain biker Mario Cipollini. The restoration of the trail began in November 2014 and would not have been possible without the ideas and direction of Leonardo Petri and the hard work of the entire team.