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Incredible Experience

Fantastic views.. riding aboard the birdcage gondola, if you have a fear of heights this would not... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2015
Lorie M
Rohnert Park, California
Fantastic experience

The chairlift is a small basket which can hold just 2 people. It starts off quite gently through... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2014
Alison M
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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A two-hour climb up the highest peak on Elba Island, Monte Capanne, provides hikers with a panoramic view of the mainland of Italy and the islands of Corsica, Capraia, Pianosa and Monte Cristo.
Marciana, Elba Island, Italy
+39 0565 901020
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

Fantastic views.. riding aboard the birdcage gondola, if you have a fear of heights this would not be for you. The gondola takes you to the top of the mountain overlooking all of the island.

3  Thank Lorie M
Reviewed 10 November 2014

The chairlift is a small basket which can hold just 2 people. It starts off quite gently through the chestnut trees, then turns, and you're hanging above the slopes of the mountain. Spectacular views as you climb, over Marciana, Marciana Marina and Poggio. When you...More

5  Thank Alison M
Reviewed 19 October 2014

A "Must Do" when visiting Elba Island. Take the "chairlift" where two people ride together standing up in a "bird cage" for 20 minutes to the top of Mount Capanne. The views are spectacular. A not miss!

2  Thank PasssionateTraveler
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Travel in a snug open to the elements cage to the top of the mountain. Well worth the 20 minute trip. Fantastic views all the way. Small bar and terrace at the top overlooking a view to die for. Enjoy a drink and snack. The...More

4  Thank EEDWgc
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Did a dance on the helipad! It's got to be done! Quite expensive though. Sat and absorbed the scenery from the top in the cafe. Get there early before the crowds arrive.

1  Thank Swirley63
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Geologists (but also the common travelers, with a bit of attention) immediately recognize the nature of the "Monte Capanne": it's a granite dome (the correct geological term is "pluto"), which with its rounded shape strongly characterizes not only the heights of the Western Elba, but...More

2  Thank Brun066
Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

The most amazing view on the island & original way to go up. Magic experience! Go in the morning less people.

1  Thank Sebastien848
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Don't go with sandles! Love the yellow gondolas going up. Amazing view all over the island and the neighboring islands.

3  Thank Connie S
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Went up the cable car with kids. Not for faint hearted! You have to jump into little cages and stand up as you go up the mountain. It looks fairly bizarre as you pass other people in their little canary cages. Although it is (and...More

3  Thank CaptainAnkles
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We went up by foot and down using the cabinovia. If you are planning to go by foot make sure you leave early when it's still a bit cool => cooler during the climb and there will be some place to sit down in the...More

Thank JVanilla
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Response from Kin Y | Reviewed this property |
If you have a lot of time to spare, you may try to take bus. But the bus is very infrequent. You can rent a car and just follow the big roads SP24/SP25 to reach the cable car station under Mount Capanne. If you... More