Exploring the town of Murlo and its surroundings by bike will get you closer to both the naturalistic beauty of the Val di Merse and the history of the area's ancient population.
This ring-route itinerary kicks off from the castle town of Murlo, set a few dozens kilometres south of Siena, and features stops at some of the most iconic attractions in the area, such as the Murlo's old mining village, the little hamlet called Befa (plus what remains of its windmill), glimpses of the Crete Senesi and, icing on the cake, the museum Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate, which cherishes archaeological findings dating back to the Etruscan era.
The route is not challenging apart from the hill from La Befa to the SP 34/c-d road. It alternates asphalt roads and gravel tracks; the path near the old railway is at times quite narrow. La Befa is the only place where the Merse Valley touches the railway.