The biggest island in the Tyrrhenian Sea is Elba with a size of 224 km2. From Piombino one can reach the island easily with a ferry since it is only 20 km off the coast. The mild climate and the countless sports activities turn Elba into a popular destination. The island provides beautiful tracks for bikers, hikers and horseback riders, amazing golf courses and the ideal weather for Para gliders. Starting with diving, surfing and sailing, Elba leaves nothing to be desired for water sports enthusiasts. In almost every town they offer diving courses and boat rental. Seaside vacationers will find their paradise in the many bays or at the numerous beaches with the turquoise water, like in Marina die Campo, the largest beach of the island. Besides lumps of rock Elba possesses a unique flora, which is coined by endless species of orchids. Therefore Elba also belongs to the national park of Tuscany. Vineyards and the highest mountain of the island, Mount Capane, are located in the heartland of Elba. A cable car leads up to the mountaintop, where one can enjoy the beautiful view over the island and the sea.