Tavernelle S. Eusebio / Matassino Reggello
Medium demanding stage. You start pedaling along the roads of the Val di Chiana, going up the valley above Castiglion Fiorentino you can then admire places and villages such as Cortona, Montepulciano and Monte San Savino, then you will pass through a valley from which you can admire Arezzo and its cathedral. An expanse of hills covered with olive trees accompanies the cyclist on the road called "7 Bridges", training place for cyclist Gino Bartali (famous for his epic duels with Fausto Coppi on the roads of Giro Italia and Tour France). You will pass the village Ponte Buriano, famous for its magnificent bridge built in Roman times, here the Arno river forms a lake. Then pedaling along a slightly uphill road you get to Matassino, checkpoint and end of the stage.
Total distance: 81 km
Difference: 790 m