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Bike Trips from Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort: Discovering the Mugello

Bicycling through the hills of the Mugello from the Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort is an intense way to feel the beauties of the area.  Before the sun begins to softly set, when the evening air is at its freshest and a light wind wafts over the hills of the Mugello, it’s the perfect moment to begin a bicycle outing, viewing the sun’s setting from all the angles of the road.Another moment is a fresh sunny morning, when Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort invites its guests to set out on a bike trip for the entire day, or half a day, to wander the many nature trails and discover the natural and artistic heritage of the region.

The hills of Giotto, Fra Angelico and the Medici:  you’ll discover them all as you bike through the hills with Roberto Becattini, a guide who specializes in mountain biking and knows well the marvels of the Mugello.  His outings from Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort are for both the hearty and less hearty sportsmen, and certain to be appreciated hugely by those who love to roam slowly through nature and enjoy its wonders.

It gives us at Villa Campestri enormous pleasure to tell our readers again and again how to best enjoy the magical atmosphere of our resort that offers the perfect mix of important art, good food and wondrous nature.

The valleys of the Mugello await all bikers, experts and novices, as they depart from Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort to immerse themselves in a landscape that’s not only splendid but has so much to tell us.

The Giotto Trail, which lasts a half-day, is an easy excursion that brings you to all those places dear to this great maestro of Italian Renaissance art who was born in nearby Vicchio.  It’s all within close biking distance of Villa Campestri.  The outing dedicated to Fra Angelico takes you to the Medici Castles of Trebbio and Cafaggiolo with splendid views of the countryside around.  Finally, the most difficult outing for the hardiest guests, lasts an entire intense and passionate day, bringing you to the hills where the Medici family were born and lived as the most powerful family of the Florentine Renaissance.

For every taste and every desire, the outings by bicycle to discover the nearby hills will bring a special and profound pleasure of discovery.  Returning in the evening to your beautiful period room at Villa Campestri, you are tired but fulfilled at having met the challenge, feeling lighter for the energy expended, and all the more prepared for the delicious meal of Chef Zanieri in the Villa restaurant.

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