Elba Island by e–MTB

Elba by e–MTB

In collaboration with 365tv, a full week to discover the magnificent island and its trails

795 €/person
3–10 October 2021 Intermediate+

Trails, single tracks, changes of terrain and the most unique views on Elba Island

This tour, divided into five stages, fully explores the Island of Elba: an MTB adventure that combines the technical aspect of the trip with the more enjoyable one. Pay attention also to the descents, with technical paths but always addressed in safety, thanks to the constant presence of the 365tv staff who will also give us useful advice on cycling technique. For the less trained, or with a battery below 500w / h, there will be the possibility to charge the battery during the lunch break. The tour is based in two structures in Marciana Marina and Porto Azzurro, strategic points to explore both the western and eastern sectors of the island and to take advantage of a refreshing restorative swim at the end of the stage. Level: suitable for intermediate / expert bikers. Safety required in single track driving. Bicycles: full-suspension e-MTBs recommended. Possibility to rent top of the range e-bikes. Protections: helmet mandatory (open or modular helmet recommended) and knee pads recommended. Guides: presence of 2 guides and shuttle for travel / luggage transport.

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  • HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
  • Mediterranean climate and sea alongside
  • Adventure, nature, sport and relax altogether
  • The great experience of our instructor Davide Finetto

Program

Individual arrival in Portoferraio. At 15:00, meeting point at Caffè del Porto, near the arrival of the ferries, and shuttle transfer (including bicycles) to the hotel in Marciana Marina.
For those arriving in Portoferraio with their own car, the appointment is directly at the Marinella hotel in Marciana Marina at 18:00.
For the arrival on the island, we recommend the Piombino – Portoferraio ferry of the BLUNAVY company at 13:45.

6.00 pm: welcome drink at the Marinella Hotel and briefing, where we will explain the stages in detail. Dinner in hotel.

Overnight in Marciana Marina – Hotel Marinella ***

The longest and most technical stage. Climb towards Marciana, at 375m above sea level, which rises at the base of Monte Capanne, the highest point of the island with its 1019m. We continue to climb along an ancient road towards Madonna del Monte, a sanctuary surrounded by greenery. Up here it takes a path full of colors and scents that leads us, via an uphill technical path, to the most difficult descent, namely the Semaforo (altitude 744m): a very technical descent that takes us swooping to Chiessi. In this small beach we can relax by drinking and eating something in an extraordinary context. Afterwards you return to the hotel from the Costa del Sole by simple paths interspersed with asphalt.

Overnight in Marciana Marina – Hotel Marinella ***

Round trip from Marciana Marina that reaches, after about 18 km, one of the most fascinating points of the island: Masso alla Quata. From there we face one of the most spectacular descents of the tour, the triptych Cielo Alto – Sassi Ritti – Roman Columns. The reward after all this tiring fun is in Cavoli, with a lunch break on one of the most beautiful beaches on Elba. The return is easy, along internal roads, towards Marciana Marina.

Overnight in Marciana Marina – Hotel Marinella ***

Very easy technical level stage, to catch your breath after the first three days. We cross the island from west to east passing through Literno and then Colle Reciso along an ancient military road. Easy descent towards Acquabona and then wide ascent towards Terra and Cuore, an agrigelateria in the heart of Elba, immersed in the most absolute tranquility and with a beautiful glance over the entire island, the perfect place for a lunch break. After a fun descent we arrive in Porto Azzurro, the destination of the day.

Overnight in Porto Azzurro – Hotel Belmare ***

The itinerary first runs alongside the prison – still in operation – with magnificent views of the beaches of Barbarossa and Reale, then passes through an area of ​​ancient mines, where we can see the small lake of Terra Nera, a lake of mining origin. We pass by the village of Rio nell’Elba and then climb Mount Capannello, which offers a 360 degree view of the entire island. We face the technical descent of le Scalette and arrive in Bagnaia for a lunch break. From there we start again uphill to Monte Braccio and finally we return downhill to Porto Azzurro.

Overnight in Porto Azzurro – Hotel Belmare ***

Today’s route takes place between the paths of Monte Calamita, the scene of the MTB World Championships: the length of the excursion will be decided based on the condition of the participants: fun is guaranteed, the paths are super flow with a crazy view. There will be some steps at the Vallone and Punta Calamita mines. Lunch break at Tenuta delle Ripalte, a wonderful resort within the Protected Park of the Costa dei Gabbiani, just before returning to Porto Azzurro.

Overnight in Porto Azzurro – Hotel Belmare ***

After five intense days, the last day we enjoy full freedom: for those who want to pedal, there are still many paths around Porto Azzurro to explore, for those who want to relax the sea is still warm and the beach is just a stone’s throw away. step.

Overnight in Porto Azzurro – Hotel Belmare ***

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer by shuttle (including bicycles) to Portoferraio, in time for the TOREMAR ferry at 10:00 from Portoferraio to Piombino. End of services.

Price and information

Elba by e–MTB (Travel package, 8 days, 7 nights, 5 days of bike)

3–10 October 2021

795,00 € Accommodation in double room

1.000,00 € Accommodation in single room

Included costs of insurance and booking handling: 40,00 €/person

Deposit 190,00 € /person

To book, pay deposit and extras online. Balance has to be paid up to 21 days before departure (we’ll send you a link after your online booking).

10–16 people

  • 7 overnights with breakfast

  • 5 dinners (drinks not included)

  • 5 itineraries by e–MTB and one free day

  • 2 MTB expert tour leaders

  • Transfer from Portoferraio to the bike departure, and back for people and bikes

  • 1 Luggage transport

  • Medical-baggage insurance
  • Lunches
  • Drinks 
  • City taxes
  • 2 dinners 
  • E–MTB rental (see EXTRA)
  • Travel cancellation insurance (it can be added as extra on request)
  • Anything not listed among the included services

Booking

  • 3–10 October 2021 (Book no later than 3 weeks before the departure!)
  1. Check all documents of the travel contract.
  2. Book online up to 30 days before departure: you pay the deposit (about 20% of the cost of the tour) and the extras.
  3. We’ll send you a link for the payment of the balance. 
  4. Balance has to be paid up to 21 days before departure. In this moment we activate the cancellation insurance.
  5. All done, get ready for your Holidays! 🙂

…Are you late and you want to book? Give us a call!

You might be worried about the actual safety conditions linked with Covid-19. We defined special cancellation policies for 2021. If you want, include the cancellation insurance in the travel package, read details here.

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