Costa dei Gabbiani Bike Center, at Tenuta delle Ripalte - Località Ripe Alte (57031) - Capoliveri (LI). Elba Island - Tuscany.
The Tenuta delle Ripalte is included in the Capoliveri Bike Park area, and is surrounded by a dense network of trails, which extend from the sea to the top of Mount Calamita (413 m), suitable for all types of bikers, from beginners to riders more experienced. At the reach of mountain biking, without even having to travel a meter on asphalt, there are therefore about 100 km of dirt roads and single track overlooking the sea (well kept and marked) that allow you to discover an island of Elba absolutely unspoiled and wild . The small number of motor vehicles authorized to access the Park also contributes to give a pleasant feeling of safety and well-being in the uncontaminated nature.
In our Bike Center you can find a full program of guided tours (spectacular the Tour of Mines with a visit inside), Bike Rental (Front, Full-Suspension and E-bike) and MTB Lessons, both for beginners and for experts. Our center's partner is Specialized with its TurboLevo and Turbo Kenevo. And, thanks to the Tenuta delle Ripalte, possibility to stay overnight in this natural oasis!
The aromas of lentisk and rosemary mix with those of salt and maritime pine, enhancing the rare sensation of living "the sea in the mountains". To meet the needs of all enthusiasts, from beginners to the most experienced bikers, is present within the estate a fully equipped bike center directly managed by the magazine 365mountainbike Magazine, which, precisely for the technical characteristics of the territory and its beauty, has elected the Costa dei Gabbiani as the ideal place to carry out the bike tests and components to be published on your monthly and on the website. A part of the editorial staff (the editor / tester Davide Finetto and the editorial director Mauro Cottone) have established themselves on a permanent basis at the Tenuta delle Ripalte and, in addition to carrying out their editorial work, offer all their clients their experience in the sector to realize guided tours in All Mountain style (also with E-bikes) and MTB school for all levels, from basic courses for children and beginners to those aimed at learning more advanced driving techniques, in terms of Enduro / Downhill.
The Costa dei Gabbiani Bike Center makes available for renting Cannondale and Specialized mountain bikes of different types. From aluminum hardtail, ideal for lovers of simpler and "ridable" excursions, up to the lighter models in carbon fiber, suitable for the most demanding cross country rides. Also available are mtb All Mountain and Enduro of the latest generation for rental with or without a guide for organized tours in Capoliveri Bike Park and throughout the island of Elba. There are also modern E-bikes with pedal assistance, to allow everyone, even those less trained or bikers who prefer the descent to the ascent, to more easily enjoy the beauty of these off-road routes between sea and mountains.
The Bike Center is also equipped with a workshop and spare parts for routine maintenance and during the year various camps and stages are planned with MTB professionals.
From Capoliveri starts a splendid panoramic road that in 9km (7km of dirt road) leads to the Costa dei Gabbiani Bike Center! From the top of Capoliveri, where there is a doctor, there is a roundabout: follow for Tenuta delle Ripalte (3rd exit), do not get off at the 2nd exit towards the Innamorata (many surfers drop off). In about twenty minutes you have arrived. The dirt road is well kept and is the added value of our place, not a malus!