Not just sea, sun and beaches, without a doubt the Island of Elba can be described as a bikers' paradise.
Be cyclists amateur or professional, whether they choose to go through the hinterland with dense woods or to follow the breathtaking roads along the coast, they can be sure they will love every minute of their excursion, thanks to distances that are never long, ever changing levels, routes that from a technical point of view are anything but boring, and very pleasant tracks. Not forgetting that the mild climate means you can do this outdoor sport all year round.
In summer, a gentle sea breeze over the coastal roads helps keep you cool, but should you suffer the heat when the sun is at its hottest, just head upwards towards the mountains and seek some refreshment in the shade of the chestnut trees; autumn colours offer truly picturesque scenery, while during the winter months, if you follow the paths across the whole of Elba you will see the snow capped highest peaks not just in Elba but also those in some of the nearby islands. As soon as spring comes back, and Mother Nature blossoms back to life with the lush, Mediterranean bush in full bloom, those considered "Sunday cyclists" come out to admire the multi coloured countryside all around, as well as the breathtaking view of the sea, and breathe in the perfumes of the aromatic herbs, pansies, and broom.
Anybody can discover the Island of Elba by bike: on a mountain bike through the woods ,or on a bike in search of coastal and hillside villages, uphill and downhill along the mule tracks and gravel roads. This is the Elba that lovers of extreme cycling want to discover.