Ciclovia 3M, a 90 km cycling route loop connecting Massa Marittima, Monterotondo Marittimo and Montieri (in Tuscany, Italy) developed by Unione dei Comuni Delle Colline Metallifere will adopt ITRS in its signage and maps.
At the end of a long authorization and planning process, work will begin in the next few days for the construction of the 3M cycle path, a project financed with the 2020 Mountain Fund, which is expected to be completed by the end of May 2023.
The project was the first of a series of commitments and initiatives taken by the Union of Municipalities with the aim of enhancing the tourist use of the area for excursions, mainly addressing the growing
audience of cycle hikers. The planned works are aimed at creating a circular cycle path of approximately 90 km that unites the three municipalities of the Colline Metallifere, Massa Marittima, Monterotondo Marittimo and Montieri, which can be traveled in both directions with different levels of difficulty.
This new cycle-hiking infrastructure will serve as a connection not only between the three Municipalities, but above all between the many hiking areas (Trail Area) of the territory, using secondary roads, rural, forest paths and new routes rediscovered from old maps.
This constitutes the first itinerary for the construction of a hiking network which, in addition to connecting with existing paths, will create new and increasingly diversified hiking opportunities, exploiting the knowledge of the territory and the path construction and maintenance techniques of the assisted Union staff from the decades of experience of operators in the sector and from the motivation of professionals and enthusiasts. To this end, the design of the connection with the Municipality of Roccastrada, which recently joined the Union of Municipalities, is also planned.
Who it is aimed at: basically everyone, the cycle path as conceived lends itself to a wide spectrum of users, trying not to exclude novices and families but at the same time offering sections capable of offering emotions even to the most experts . Among the various possible uses, bike-packing for the adventurous slow-rider should not be excluded, but also the “all at once!” tour. for the fittest.