The Forte dei Marmi municipal territory extends over about 9 square kilometers; the terrain is flat and the streets and roadways, perfect for bike exploration, are immersed in the green of pinewoods and gardens. All year round, Forte’s residents travel on two wheels: to the beach, to shop, to participate in sports activities – or simply for an hour’s relaxing exercise.
Nothing beats a bike for getting to the numerous events held at Forte’s art, culture, or entertainment venues and for finding the most charming corners of the town.
Among the many possible biking routes, “Carlo Carrà e la Luce di Forte dei Marmi” is a standout: the spots where the artist stood to paint along the Fosso Fiumetto watercourse are marked with strategically-placed reproductions of the corresponding en plein air masterpieces by Carrà (1881–1966).
Below is a list of the bike lanes and bike-and-pedestrian paths that make it easier to travel under your own power in the areas of heaviest vehicle traffic:
- Vittoria Apuana: Via Padre Ignazio da Carrara (from Via Francesco Carrara to the sea)
- Seaside boulevards (Viale Italico and Viale della Repubblica) in the stretch from Vittoria Apuana to Forte dei Marmi. The seaside bike-and-pedestrian lane is part of the “Ciclovia della Versilia” route within the much longer “Ciclovia Tirrenica” along the Tyrrhenian coast.
- Along Via Provinciale from Piazza Donatori di Organi to Via della Barbiera, the bike lane runs parallel to the main street behind the buildings along the roadside
- Bike-and-pedestrian lane: Via Mascagni
- Bike-and-pedestrian lane: Via Ponchielli
- Bike-and-pedestrian lane: Via Versilia from Via Francesco Carrara to Via Mazzini