We rode the Monte Capanne "cable car" with two small children (3 years and 18 months) and it's quite an adventure. Each "car" is a simple yellow cage that you stand in for the ride to the top. Like a skiing chairlift, these cages don't stop...you have to jog alongside and hop into the cage (then the attendant closes the "door" for you).
If you're squeamish about heights...it could make you nervous...but in my opinion it was really quite safe...even with the little ones.
It was a lot of fun and the views over Elba are spectacular. On a clear day you can really see the entire island.
The ride takes about 18 minutes each way, it starts up through a forest of chestnut trees and then gets "above the treeline" to the top of the mountain. The terrian in interesting and it seemed like great hiking or mountain biking trails existed the whole way up.
One last note- there's a (surprisingly) great microbrewery at the bottom that brews Elba beer using natural island springwater.
We did a tasting of the 4 beers they were currently making, and each was good. The stout, specifically (made with hints of those Chestnuts I mentioned earlier) was nutty and delicious. If you like beer, it's a worthwhile diversion for a glass or two.
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