Guided Cycle Tour by E-Bike on the Island of Elba

GUIDED EXCURSIONS INSIDE THE RIO MARINA MINING PARK
For this experience with an expert local guide, you will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the area and its naturalistic, landscape and cultural peculiarities in complete tranquility.
Together with the guide you will be able to customize the route based on your physical preparation and your passions and curiosities.
Below are the stages of the guided cycling tour departing from Rio Marina in the direction of loc. Capo Pero, (20min) up to the climb to the first quarry of the mining park (20min) where we will make a stop at the first quarry (20min), restart towards the characteristic Red Lake or Laghetto delle Conche (15min) and stop for photo shooting (30min) ), ride towards Valle Giove (25min) and descent towards the Cantiere del Bacino (20min) and then take the road back to Rio Marina up to the characteristic Torrione del Porto (15min) and then return to the starting waypoint (20min).
* Duration: 3 to 30 minutes
* Starts: Ortano, Italy
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours




GUIDED EXCURSIONS INSIDE THE RIO MARINA MINING PARK
For this experience with an expert local guide, you will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the area and its naturalistic, landscape and cultural peculiarities in complete tranquility.
Together with the guide you will be able to customize the route based on your physical preparation and your passions and curiosities.
Below are the stages of the guided cycling tour departing from Rio Marina in the direction of loc. Capo Pero, (20min) up to the climb to the first quarry of the mining park (20min) where we will make a stop at the first quarry (20min), restart towards the characteristic Red Lake or Laghetto delle Conche (15min) and stop for photo shooting (30min) ), ride towards Valle Giove (25min) and descent towards the Cantiere del Bacino (20min) and then take the road back to Rio Marina up to the characteristic Torrione del Porto (15min) and then return to the starting waypoint (20min).

Itinerary
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Stop At: Parco Minerario dell’Isola d’Elba, Palazzo del Buro Via Magenta, 26, 57038, Rio Marina, Elba Island Italy

From the Rio Marina Mineralogical Museum it is possible to visit the Rio Marina open-air Mining Park, the oldest mine on the Island of Elba.

There are excursions on foot along the mining trails or on a characteristic train. Along the way the guides illustrate the different mineralogical species and the various extraction techniques used inside the mine.

The mine has a great scientific and historical value and, crossing the suggestive construction sites characterized by “lunar” landscapes, magical colors and the remains of old processing plants, it allows you to discover an area of ​​enormous landscape and cultural importance.

The minerals mostly found in the mine are hematite and oirite, but other minerals such as quartz, elbaite, goethite and white and green marbles have also been recovered.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Torre degli Appiani, Localita Rio Marina, Rio Marina, Elba Island Italy

TOWER OF THE APPIANI
The port and the town of Rio Marina are dominated by the ancient Torre degli Appiani, built in 1534 at the behest of Giacomo V Appiano in order to improve the defensive structure and be able to have direct control over the sea and thwart numerous attacks by of pirates.

In those years, a famous correspondence was made for the coastal towers of Elba between Cosimo I de ‘Medici and the Lords of Piombino (Appiani family), where the prince of Florence, worried about the incursions of Turkish pirates, ordered the Appiani to build coastal defense works in order to increase the defense of their territory.

It is assumed that the tower was erected following the famous destruction of Grassera in 1553 by the Turks.

In 1882, the tower was restored, building a small square tower on the upper side that houses a clock on three sides and for this reason it is often called the Clock Tower.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Via Calabaroccia Porticciolo, 57038 Rio LI, Italy

Via Calabaroccia, del Porticciolo, a characteristic street that leads to the port area of ​​Rio Marina, is the end of the Via Panoramica del Porticciolo. Also called the Path of Love, the path is immersed in the scents and colors of the Mediterranean scrub, where the landscape between sky and sea offers very romantic suggestions.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Laghetto delle Conche, 57038 Rio, Province of Livorno, Italy

The small lake of the Conche is a lake of mining origin located on the island of Elba north of Rio Marina, in the heart of the mining park of the island of Elba.

The stretch of water was formed at one of the excavation shafts of the Rio Albano mines, where hematite, pyrite, siderite and limonite were extracted.

The lake is characterized by the particular color of the water, which is diffusely red with purple reflections near the banks, where there are high concentrations of elements containing iron.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Rio Marina, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Province of Livorno, Tuscany

BUILDING SITE
In this construction site, located north-west of the town of Rio Marina, industrial work began in 1860 with the extraction of hematite.
The accessory minerals are mainly pyrite and quartz.
In the 1980s, when mining had already ceased, significant crystallizations of hematite were found, so much so that this yard was made known to collectors of minerals from all over the world.

Duration: 20 minutes