Castelnuovo Berardenga (351 M s.l.m.) - Monte S.S. Marie (326 M
s.l.m.) - Asciano (200 M s.l.m.)
Castelnuovo go downhill to the Siena-Perugia highway. Taking care, as
there can sometimes be quite heavy traffic, turn left and cycle for about
a kilometre till you come to a junction. Follow the signs for Torre a
Castello, and go uphill along the road till you reach the village of the
same name. Take an unpaved road on the right that leads to the hamlet
of Sante Marie. The route goes downhill steeply until it comes to the
Asciano-Siena railway line. Then there is a steep climb up to a country
farmhouse where there are more extensive views, and Siena can be seen
in the distance. The final part of the road is a constant up and down.
After a final descent, join provincial road 438 by a bridge, and from
here it is not far to Asciano.
||Castelnuovo Berardenga 351 m s.l.m.
|| 2 hours, 30 minutes
|Difference in height
|| 20% asphalt, 80% unpaved roads
||Only a few brief stretches
||Atlante Stradale d'Italia (centro), carta
1:200.000, De Agostini-Tav. 9
|Quality of views
|Recommended places to visit
||Castelnuovo Berardenga and Asciano
||Albergo "Lo Spiedo" (Asciano)