There is also an ENDURO VERSION with the help of SHUTTLE!
ELBA SUPER TRAIL -> FIND OUT MORE
Crossing the Island of Elba by MTB along cycle paths (S2 maximum S3, see below). Tested and approved by Elba MTB. The route avoids the wildest trails on the island, typical of the GTE (Grande Traversata Elbana) trekking version, but still requires experience in single track riding.
The GTE version is not suitable for Bike use: too many stretches of uphill portage (even in the case of e-bikes and expert bikers) and difficult descents, which often do not have the flow characteristics that a single-trail must have to be appreciated by the bike user.
S2 – The S2 classification includes routes that have larger roots, stones, steps and stairs in sequence that are not very demanding. You will often come across sharp, almost hairpin bends and gradients that in some passages can reach 70%. Obstacles can only be overcome with decent driving skills. The ability to brake at any moment, together with the ability to shift the balance points of one’s body, are necessary techniques for level S2. Equally necessary is knowing how to precisely dose the braking and keep the body always active while driving.
S3 – Single trails belong to the S3 category, with many technical passages made up of blocks of rock and/or roots. You will often encounter high steps, hairpin bends and difficult slopes and rarely smooth passages. Often you will also have to deal with slippery and loose soil. Sections with a gradient exceeding 70% are not uncommon. The S3 passages do not yet require the use of a trial technique, however excellent control of the bike and constant concentration are required. The ability to know how to brake with good precision (therefore mastery in the modulation of the brake), and an excellent balance are essential.
Possibility of ferrying to Cavo without a car and using our Bike-Shuttle to transport luggage to our Residence.
Upon arrival of the GPE in Sant’Andrea, return with our Bike Shuttle.
90km for 2400m altitude+
Given the mileage and difference in altitude, we recommend completing it in 2 days with a stop halfway through near Lacona or at our Residence.
REGISTRATIONS / PRICES
If you are a group, write to us for a cost estimate including accommodation. If you are an individual, contact us anyway and we will find the best solution for you.
The tour, if done with a guide, includes the normal costs of the guide: costs that can be viewed on the relevant bike tour page (it depends on how many days it takes and therefore how committed the guide is).
TOUR OF THE ISLAND OF ELBA
Elba MTB offers a 5-day itinerary that covers the whole island: Monte Calamita, Monte Perone, Monte Capanne, Monte Tambone and the northern part (Porto Azzurro/Cavo): FIND OUT MORE.