Cycling on San Pietro island is a great way to discover the island`s natural inland and coastal beauty. As this island has never been a destination for the mass tourism market, the roads and tracks are almost always empty and safe to cycle on, and being an island; it has fresh winds blowing in off the sea throughout the day.
With 51 square kilometres (19.7 sq. mi), it is the sixth-largest of the Italian islands by area, most of which is undeveloped and accessible by bike. The 18 kilometres (11 miles) of the coast is a mix of cliffs and sandy beaches. The western and northern parts are where you`ll find beautiful natural grottoes, ideal for swimming, and a few small beaches, with steep hills that are ideal for mountain biking. The highest points on the island are the Bricco hill at (211 m) and Bricco Tortoriso at (208 m), both are worth the accent and provide stunning views across the islands interior and out over the turquoise Mediterranean Sea.
There`s also a nature reserve on the island, called the oasis of San Pietro, it has a wild and rocky landscape filled with scented flora and is home to the fast array of wildlife that resides on the island.
The eastern and southern parts of San Pietro are mostly flat, with tarmacked coastal roads that gently lead you from the town of Carloforte. You`ll pass the salt pan reserve (where you will see flocks of flamingos, Egrets, Grey cranes, and many other forms of wildlife) and directly to the many sandy beaches. Original trails also meander along the coastline, where you`ll find numerous enchanting coves and inlets that are ideal for a cooling swim and undisturbed picnic lunches.
So, get cycling and enjoy the islands fresh sea air, its silence, unlimited colours of the sea and the scents of the island, that stay with you throughout your day.
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