Epilogue inside the Ginevro Mines with more or less soft approach

Tour delle Miniere
Difficult: EASY / INTERMEDIATE
Distance: 15km / 25km - Altitude: 300m / 750m

 

In the Tour of Mines we will ride the trails that were used by miners to reach the quarries on Mount Calamita: one of the most impressive is the construction Vallone's mine, the largest and oldest of Capoliveri. Inside it was born one of the most characteristic and fun Mountain Bike trail of the island, a continuous flow to the sea. In the intermediate tour we will travel entirely from the summit (Garitta, 400m above sea level) to the sea, while in the easiest version we will limit ourselves to the central section only: simpler but certainly not of minor visual impact.
 
The epilogue will be the Minere del Ginevro, the only mine in Elba where an internal excavation was undertaken through tunnels starting from +6 meters and reaching up to -54m. Thanks to the official guides of the mines, we will enter the mines equipped with a helmet and a torch (the entrance to the claustrophobic is not recommended!). The mines were in operation from 1971 to 1981 and was one of the most modern mines in Europe, built with very innovative criteria for the time. At the time of the interruption of the extraction activity, only 1/3 of the field had been exploited, although in the depths there is still a lot of iron, available up to 250 meters below sea level.
 
Worthy of note is the Magnetic Festival, a musical event that takes place in the summer, dedicated to musical art in every expression: operetta, lyric, classical and baroque music ... all within the quarry!

Miniere del Ginevro Isola d'Elba

Magnetic Festival

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