Le Morette nature tour will immerse you in a marshland of rare beauty.
The marshland of Fucecchio, a natural Tuscan gem, even if it has been greatly reduced in size over the centuries, stretches for 1800 hectares and is still the largest internal marshland in Italy. This route is particularly suited to lovers of nature, history and local traditions.
By bike (Gravel or Mountain Bike), using the canal banks that take to the heart of the marshland, we reach the farming zone of Villa Banchieri, which offers magnificent scenic views of a typical rural landscape characterised by the presence of large farmhouses.
Cycling on a few kilometres of tree-lined avenues, our guide will take you to the old Le Morette port, an important landing point along the waterways, today point of departure for trips on the small characteristic boats. Heading north, along the nature reserve, is a green farmhouse (casotto del Biagiotti), used as a fauna observatory and we continue to the protected area of Monaca-Righetti.
In this stretch, characterised by the typical vegetation of marshland environments, it is easy to meet various species of animals. Among the more than 200 species of birds, the heron is of particular importance. The rodents of the marshland, hares, fish, amphibians and reptiles are also well-represented. Resuming the canal banks, we will head towards the end of the tour and return to Montecatini Terme.