Monte Argentario Gravel Ride: Italy

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Monte Argentario Gravel Ride, Italy

“Monte Argentario is a comune (municipality) and a peninsula belonging to the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 150 kilometres (93 mi) south of Florence and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Grosseto. The peninsula is connected with the mainland by three spits of land which form two lagoons, the Laguna di Ponente on the west side and the Laguna di Levante on the east side of the middle dam. The two main villages on Monte Argentario are Porto Santo Stefano, chief town, facing north, and Porto Ercole facing south.” –

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“Monte Argentario is a promontory stretching towards the Tyrrhenian Sea in correspondence of the two southernmost islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, Giglio and Giannutri. The promontory was an island in the past, but the sea currents and the Albegna river joined it with the mainland through two so-called tomboli (stretches of land), the Tombolo of Giannella and the Tombolo of the Feniglia.”

Monte Argentario Gravel Ride Video

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In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew in the company of his partner, LGC aka Lady Gravel Cyclist, conduct their final Italy ride for 2023 on Monte Argentario.

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LGC dips her toes in the Tyrrhenian Sea

Continued from Above:

“The highest peak of Monte Argentario is the Punta Telegrafo at 635 metres (2,083 ft) above sea level. The landscape and the coast are mainly rocky, with numerous harbors, usually with rock beaches. The municipal seat is in the northern settlement, Porto Santo Stefano. The other main settlement in the township is Porto Ercole.”

Additional Photos

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Mid-Ride Beer, always a good thing
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JOM’s Steed for this ride, Trek Checkpoint

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