A spectacular natural path between the Dievole’s farm woods and vineyards ; beautiful trails and more challenging passages perfect for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
The SP408 which leads to Gaiole in Chianti turn at the junction of San Sano and then immediately left towards Pievasciata and Dievole; at this point we are already in the middle of the path, 27,6km long, and divided into variations of varying difficulty and lengths.
“Dievole’s Natural Path is an excellent option for mountain bike professionals and amateurs, offering challenging terrain, including a stream to ford, with incredible views and the possibility of direct encounter with foxes and rabbits.
It’s also possible to head onto the Natural Path on horseback, a wonderful experience in direct contact with nature and with the animal itself, who provides a higher point of view from which to take in the marvelous rolling hills of Tuscan Chianti.
Hikers and trail runners choose the Natural Path for its variety of possible itineraries, the ascents and descents shaded by dense flora, the incredibly fresh air and quiet of this magical place.
Along the path are various places to stop and rest, such as the Bocce court, where you can play the classic Italian lawn bowls game or just rest under centuries-old cypress and oak trees. There are also various points of interest on the Natural Path: don’t miss the pietra serena quarry, a typical dark sandstone in this area, active since the fifteenth century; the Arbia River, which begins below Castellina in Chianti at Colle Petroso; the sulphur deposits; the 19th century aqueduct; and the panoramic points at Vigna Sessina and Vigna Petrignano.” (fount dievole.it)