Why you should go there: Spend a few quiet days relaxing and discovering the less famous tuscan backcountry. Ride fantastic hand-built trails!
Rincine Trail Area is located just around 30 km north-west of the world famous city of Firenze and delivers a striking contrast to the touristic and crowded tuscan capital. The little villages along the Valdisieve are connected by narrow and winding roads and seem super-remote. In the tiny town of Rincine local bikers have created a gem of a trail center in collaboration with the forest service. Backcountry touring or shuttle days on excellent trails, both is possible here!
Who is it for: Do you prefere tranquility over bustle and want spend a few days on a peaceful agriturismo in a remote area? Want to ride some fantastic trails also? Consider Rincine Trail Area! This area could also make a nice stopover on your roadtrip (see our other italian destinations)!
Who should avoid it: If you are looking for nightlife and cultural offering the close surrounding of Rincine will disappoint you. Consider staying in Firenze and doing the drive (~1h) to the trails.
Most of the trails in Rincine are located at the hillside east of Rincine. This is also the main shuttle area, but the trails can also be easily accessed pedalling up a well-maintained forest road with very little traffic. The trails are handbuilt and offer a very nice variety of terrain and small features mostly in the forest. Rocks and roots, berms and tight switchbacks, small jumps and drops offer good flow for intermediate to advanced riders.
For backcountry touring with great views ride up to Monte Massicaia and take one of the trails back down to the basin. The (black) trails of Rincine have a slightly more natural character than the blue lines and and could be appealing for the “traditionalist” biker.
Top Trails & Tours
Guiding, shuttle, skills trainings etc. are organised by the trail association (Firenze Freeride). Use their app for contact, shuttle booking and trail status.
Food & Drinks
There is not a big variety of restaurants in close proximity of Rincine. The few available places offer good italian cuisine though. Pasta varieties, wild boar and boletus mushrooms are regional classics. For a bigger choice of food one has to drive some distance. Some agriturismos offer delicious dinner in high season, clarify when booking.
Il Colonnello: Tasty traditional food and big portions. Close to the trail center, convinient for lunch. Service is alittle demure. $
Il Quartino: Beautifully located with a great view over tuscan wineyards and hills. Crowded in the evenings. Tasty cold cuts and wine from their own production. $$
Mandri: Traditional tuscan food just above Rincine. $
More than Biking
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You might be riding on shared trails! Yield to other trail users and animals! Control your speed, leave no traces and don’t shortcut corners! Thank you!
Last on-site research: 2022
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