Tuscany is a destination well worth discovering little by little, losing yourself in its picturesque villages and cities of art while sipping a glass of wine or enjoying a delicious ice cream. With this spirit, Simone Bonini, founder of Gelato Carapina, invites you to visit his region from the new and sustainable perspective of a Pirelli CYCL-e around electric bike.
Promoting the region by sampling its traditions and exploring it sustainably. This is the aim of the “Perdersi in Toscana” television show produced by Vetrina Toscana and Toscana Promozione Turistica and on air from June on the Gambero Rosso Channel. Accompanying viewers on the adventure will be chef Simone Bonini, one of the most famous personalities on the Italian ice cream scene with the knack of knowing how to talk about delicious local products and interesting stories from an unexpected point of view.
The authentic and innovative journey to discover the taste of local cuisine and the typical specialities showcased by consortia, producers and cooks sets out to be the perfect combination of cuisine, art, architecture and design. Each stage will be sustainably travelled on a Pirelli CYCL-e around Stajvelo bicycle, sometimes also with the use of public transport.
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The clockwise tour of the most famous locations of Tuscany starts from Mount Amiata and winds along the wine routes of Chianti and the UNESCO heritage site of the Val d’Orcia hills to Mugello, land of Formula 1 and Grand Prix motorcycle racing. The journey continues to the island of Capraia, Europe’s largest marine park, Garfagnana, a land of spectacular caves and nature reserves, Maremma, the city of art of Volterra, Lunigiana and the Casentino valley.
Simone Bonini’s e-bike is one of the models available for rent from CYCL-e around, the service through which Pirelli promotes the use of electric bikes in surroundings where they are at their best. More in detail, it is a versatile, robust and durable urban e-bike with an AI6061 light alloy frame and an elegant design enhanced by the Pirelli colours. The tread pattern is derived from Pirelli motorbike tyres to ensure the best riding dynamics and excellent cornering grip. The set-up includes disc brakes, 11 speeds, Selle Royal RoyalGel saddle and M99 Supernova low beam and high beam headlight, just like on cars.
Sustainable tourism on two wheels is becoming a travel philosophy in harmony with nature. Ecological and healthy, it offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the wonders of the Tuscan landscape and its traditions, putting eco-friendliness and physical well-being first.