Birdwatching at the Nature Reserve of Lake Montepulciano
The Nature Reserve of Lake Montepulciano is an area protected and dedicated to the survival of many plant and animal species
where you can go birdwatching and observe many species of flora and fauna that find a humid environment of fresh water suitable to their existence and conservation. The Reserve supports a natural ecosystem in the Lake of Montepulciano and is an indispensable and valuable stop-over for wild birds migrating between Europe and Africa.
In this place, you can spot many species of bird of extraordinary beauty who find habitats where they can live, feed, and breed.
Your family can spend an entire day in Reserve thanks to the many activities offered, like a guided tour of the lake on foot or by boat, a bike ride along the “Sentiero della Bonifica”, the “ Path of Reclamation,” or instead you can visit the Visitor Center where you will find photos and information about the flora and fauna of the lake. You can even have a picnic in the open area in front of the Center.
Imagine the excitement your children will feel aboard the ecologically friend boat powered by photovoltaic panels as they ride around the lake spotting birds that the guide will help them discover and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Nature Reserve.
If instead you explore the walking path, it crosses through woods and reeds and where colors change seasonally: bright green in the spring and summer, and pale yellow in autumn and winter, and where you can climb the 24 meters high, where you can admire the whole lake.
Guided tours are available by appointment at the Visitor Center, while the "Path of Reclamation" is always open and free for walking or cycling. The path is a beautiful, flat, pedestrian route of about 65 km, connecting Arezzo with Chiusi, touching Lake Chiusi and Montepulciano and following the Canal of the Chiana.
At the Visitor Centre you can rent mountain bikes for cycling along the "Path of Reclamation" or for a satisfying ride around the lake (12 km).
Ask us! We would be happy to assist you in booking your boat trip!