Nature and landscape

Montaione is the paradise for nature and adventure  lovers, this is why it is well known in Tuscany as the "town of green tourism".

Here, rows of cypresses alternating with vineyards and olive groves and vast wooded areas that meet clay hills, design an area where for centuries there has been a perfect harmony between man and nature.

Near Iano grows spontaneously the "Taxus Baccata", commonly called Libo, which together with the "Pungitopo" is used as a Christmas decoration according to the Tuscan tradition.

In Castelfalfi there is a "natural beechwood" located between 200 and 300 meters of altitude, a  unique fact for our territory as this plant grows  in the mountains above 1000 mt.

Very common in Tuscany is the olive tree, plant from whom it is produced the unmistakable and very valuable extra virgin olive oil . In Montaione - at the intersection between Viale Da Filicaja and the road to San Vivaldo - you can admire a unique specimen: a splendid "Bohemian Olive".

At Poggio all’Aglione, on the road from Montaione to San Gimignano, there is a secular "Leccio" (quercus ilex) of about 750 years old, with a circumference of 4.60 mt and a height of 13.50 mt , which is considered a monumental plant.

Another feature of the landscape of the Tuscan countryside, unmistakably photographed and painted, are the gently clay hills with trees that spring out of nature.
This typical and characteristic landscape that changes color according to the seasons - the hills turn green in spring and then go golden with wheat in the summer - can be admired on the road that from Montaione leads to Santo Stefano and near the locality of Sughera.

Unique landscapes and unmatched natural views can be admired from the Sanctuary of Pietrina, where beyond the mushrooms, bushes and wild flowers, a breathtaking view stretches over the woods and clay hills to Volterra.

Only a few places in the world offer a rich and varied landscape like the one of Montaione, with unique and suggestive places that you will only be able to truly explore and appreciate on foot or by bicycle.

Bike rental and guided tours


IBikeMontaione and its staff are at your disposal for bicycle rentals and for guided mountain biking tours (with or without tasting of typical products and lasting a few hours to full days) to discover the most impressive locations of this beautiful area.

Walking or biking trails

Montaione MTB Trail Area

Whether you enjoy relaxing on dirt roads while admiring the scenery or racing on a single track, the Montaione MTB Trail Area will be your daily gym.

Trekking route maps

Trekking route maps

You can find a FREE map of the trekking routes at your accommodation or in the following shops in Montaione:



Choose the electric bike for your vacation and you will have access to spectacular corners of Tuscany without much effort! You can stay out all day and enjoy the most of our beautiful views.

Itineraries not to be missed

The Via Francigena

If you love long distances, a must-see itinerary is the Via Francigena. Here, following the pilgrims footsteps from Canterbury to Rome, you will experience an exciting journey to discover the region and also a bit of yourself.

Attractions and places to visit

Big Bench

If you are traveling the Via Francigena on foot or by bicycle, it is worth making a small detour and reaching the top of a hill where there is a beautiful giant bench (Big Bench).

Sport and wellness

Spa and welness centre

After a day dedicated to sport, why not regenerate body and soul with a massage or sauna in a Spa?

Nature trails

High Valley of the Carfalo stream

The High Valley of the Carfalo stream is a paradise for those who love nature. You just have to discover this wonderful spot by walking along the paths of this protected natural area.