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PUNTA ALA (GR)

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Punta Ala

Punta Ala, in the municipality of Castiglione della Pescaia, is a popular seaside resort in the province of Grosseto. The town developed on the northern slope of the Punta Ala headland surrounded by a rocky coastline, full of beautiful bays and coves with crystal-clear water.
In the sixteenth century the area of Punta Ala became a place of strategic importance for defense against raids by pirates both in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and in the Principality of Piombino. For this reason there were built several towers and fortifications partially restored but that still characterize the landscape.
The interior looks hilly, dominated by the typical Mediterranean vegetation and offers tourists and visitors the opportunity to visit the ruins of ancient settlements of the Etruscans and the Roman, medieval villages and the many nature reserves and protected areas.
Punta Ala is now a popular tourist destination and an oasis of peace. The fascinating area is rich in wines that accompany traditional products such as cheese and nicely bagged. The recipes are in line with the Tuscan tradition of simple and genuine food; also the products are still farmed by small businesses, a symbol of tradition still alive in this land.
In addition to the famous tourist harbour and the Yacht Club, which saw the birth of the prestigious Luna Rossa, the territory and the town lends itself to many leisure activities such as windsurfing, sailing and diving, horse riding and mountain bike along gentle paths that develop through beautiful cork and pine forests to reach the sea.

HOW TO GET THERE

To reach Punta Ala by car from Genova or Firenze take the motorway (A12) to Livorno until you reach Rosignano Marittimo. Continue on the highway for Grosseto-Rome (SS 1) and exit to Follonica Nord.
Follow for Punta Ala / Castiglione della Pescaia on the SP158. At the traffic light of “Puntone” continue for 6 miles and pass the location Pian d’Alma.
At the crossroad turn right for Punta Ala on the SP 61.
After about 2 km turn right again following signs for PuntAla Camping Resort.
Follow the road for approximately 2 km and you will find the entrance on your left.

From Rome, take the motorway in direction Civitavecchia. At the end of the motorway, take the SS1 towards Grosseto / Livorno. Exit at Grosseto Nord and follow the road for Castiglione della Pescaia.
Drive through the town following the signs for Punta Ala / Follonica.
After about 13 km along the SP158 at the junction of Punta Ala, turn left onto the SP 61.
After about 2 km turn right following signs for PuntAla Camping Resort.
Follow the road for approximately 2 km and you will find the entrance on your left.

You can reach Punta Ala by train but you must get off at Follonica and then take the bus to Punta Ala. N.B. The bus shedule will change after the 13 of September and the runs will be only during the weekend.
For timetables of train and bus tour visit www.trenitalia.com and www.griforama.it.

WHERE TO SLEEP

PuntAla Camping Resort
Loc. Punta Ala Loc Punta Ala
58043 Castiglione della Pescaia (GR) 58043 Castiglione della Pescaia (GR)
tel. +39 0564 922294 – +39 0564 922557
fax +39 0564 920379
info@campingpuntala.itwww.campingpuntala.it

The characteristic structure of the “Open Air” is perfectly in line with the outdoor spirit of the bikers.
Both for leisure and for basic necessities bikers and their families can benefit of all the services of the hotel, from the beach, tennis courts, park and adventure playground (with a local club for children ), the supermarket, the newsstand-general store, a boutique or any parts or accessories for mountain biking at the rental center.
The accommodation is ensure in comfortable accommodation (about 190 mobile homes are equipped to accommodate bikers and their families in units of 2 / 5 people from 24/45 m2) or in the camping area: more than 500 pitches for touring caravans and 160 tents, all with electrical connections and other amenities typical of four-star hotels.
For those who prefer different or alternative accommodation, there is the possibility of staying in hotel rooms, cottages or one of the many holiday homes available for reservations. For info about prices, availability and reservation check the website of the company to promote local tourism www.maremmapromotion.com where you can find advises, special promotions and even make your own booking.
The existence of the mountain biking park in an area already structured to welcome tourists (already equipped with many restaurants, bars, cottages, hotels and camping village in the area) makes this an ideal destination for a long weekend riding your beloved bike.
Regarding the cost of accommodation at the PuntAla Camping Resort, below you can find the on-line application booking that will give you the best price available.

INFO
PuntAla Camping Resort: info@campingpuntala.itwww.campingpuntala.it

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