Skip to main content

October is the month of sport … and of the sea!

Over 300 km of trails await you on the island of Elba to be able to indulge yourself with your mountain bike or with your beloved trekking shoes or why not … on horseback.

The various paths wind through woods and coasts, between the peaks of the Elban mountains and the beaches, between historic villages and vineyards, which you can easily consult on detailed maps or on your smartphone.

Routes suitable for all levels of difficulty, also with downhill sections, and with a large equipped park, the Capoliveri Bike Park, which has 150 km of tracks inside, divided by difficulty levels. Became famous for hosting a race with thousands of members coming from many countries of the world, which is part of the world championship category. This year will take place on October 10, 2020.

Another appointment not to be missed, on October 18th, for mountain bikers is the Conquistadores Cup, which features the paths and beaches of the municipality of Porto Azzurro.

The month of October is also one of the best for walking the GTE (The Great Elban Crossing), which starts from Cavo and arrives on the opposite side of the island, in Pomonte or Patresi, offers a unique overview of the whole island, from the mining area of Rio Marina, to the sandy beaches of Lido di Capoliveri or Lacona, to the granite of Monte Capanne.

The island in its infinite variety of routes and panoramas can fully satisfy even road bike lovers, with sometimes challenging but equally rewarding routes for the beauty of the landscape.

The island is often a destination for amateur and professional teams who choose this unique area precisely because it contains every type of route, from easy to very difficult. This feature makes it an absolutely suitable destination for the preparation for the most difficult and important races. Among the many athletes, one for all, who can often be found on our roads is Alex Zanardi with his handbike.

The Villa Wanda hotel can also provide you with information on rentals and authorized guides for both road bikes, mountain bikes and trekking. Request more information

Our Hotel Villa Wanda, located halfway between Capoliveri and Porto Azzurro, immersed in the green of the luxuriant vegetation, offers stays starting from € 35 per person per day. Ask for a quote tailored for you! For those who request it, you can have breakfast with fresh rolls and croissants every morning, with our “homemade” cakes and much more. There is also the opportunity to dine and / or have lunch while tasting the dishes that our chef with all his passion and dedication prepares based on meat and fish according to the island and Tuscan traditions.

Our environment is well-kept, recently renovated, familiar and cheerful and we are open all year round. Here at the Hotel Villa Wanda we welcome all of you, your family or friends with joy, we have rooms up to six beds, all with private bathroom, ceiling fan and heating, small fridge, LED TV and telephone, ample parking and free wifi in common areas. We will be happy to give you more details if you like. Click here to request them

In October, do not forget to bring your swimsuit, the water of our sea, still warm from the summer sunshine, await you and can offer you baths in crystal clear waters and crowded with fish. And then why miss a comfortable sunbath or a walk in semi-deserted beaches ???

You don’t need a car to go to the beach, the famous Lido di Capoliveri is only 600 meters away and you can easily reach it on foot.

And if the legs should be sore, perhaps after an exceptionally demanding stage, we have a discount for the spa, a few kilometers away, which offers targeted massages, as well as beauty treatments or mud and inhalation therapies, so as to be in full form the following day.

Our island is a pearl and is only an hour away by ferry, on which you will have an additional 20% discount by booking with us.

Every moment is the right one to enjoy our beautiful, healthy landscape with unforgettable views and who knows, it could also become a healthy habit, a visit to be repeated and shared with your friends.