Amongst a list of Italys most exciting bike trails, the Monte Argentario isn’t particularly well known. Considering that this promontory of rocky cliffs is mostly covered by brush wood, especially further inland where its above 800m makes it ideal territory for mountain bikers.
Not to mention the fact that its gutted by ravines and gorges running down from the Monte.
Well we couldn’t resist and recently went on a one day bike ride to see just exactly what all the hype was about.
As you can see from the video, the Monte Argentario is not just about bikers. One of the most stunning views overlooking the rugged coastline and leading down to the sea was from an asphalt road leading up to the top.
Once we were done cycling, we got changed and went for a swim in the crystal clear water. This is thanks to the volcanic nature of the island and the sea bed consisting mostly of rocks and pebbles. Unfortunately the video footage of our underwater voyage didn’t come out so well..