The Sentierelsa is a historical-naturalistic path in the Colle Val d’Elsa area (approx 20 min drive away) that allows you to coast the river Elsa for a couple of kilometers. The path starts from the San Marziale bridge, which is located in Gracciano, and reaches up to San Giorgio. Journey time is approximately 3 hours (round trip).
Along the route, there are many types of trees, plants, remains of ancient hydraulic constructions and water jumps such as that of the Diborrato, fifteen meters high, which flows into a deep pool of clear water where you can even dive.
The area is home to several species of animals. Among the fish we can find the carp, the stream goby and the barbel. There are also some amphibians in Elsa. In addition, you can see the green frog and the Dalmatian frog, while the most common snakes are those of water, completely harmless: the collared snake and the tessellated snake. Along the course of the river there are also several molluscs and insects (like the dragonfly) and many species of birds, such as the gray heron, the egret, the mallard, the moorhen, the yellow ballerina (also called batticoda), the kingfisher and the wren. The only aquatic mammal is nutria, a large rodent.