Crossing of Italy: From the Adriatic Sea to the Tyrrhenian Sea

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Pedaling in the Nature, by ways and footpaths, uniting towns of medieval origin in a unique and suggestive itinerary, that crosses: le Marche, l’Umbria, il Lazio and Tuscany.
A connection from sea to sea through history, art and spirituality, passing through unique places, with a lot of tradition and people known all over the world.

Modality “Bikepacking” New!
Without support vehicle. Each cyclist, will transport their clothes and personal items in small bootes or backpacks. The good temperature, allows cyclists, can take very light shelter elements and the load weight is minimal.

11 Oct 2020
Photos of the last travel in Crossing of Italy: From the Adriatic Sea to the Tyrrhenian Sea

1st day – Sirolo:
meeting at a hotel in Sirolo near Ancona. We will try the bicycles and we will take the opportunity to visit the beaches of “La Perla dell ‘Adiatrico”. Dinner included.
Overnight: Hotel, B & B

2nd day – Filottrano:
we will go up to Monte Conero (570 masl) from where we will have a spectacular view and we will descend through paths in the thick pine forest. The lunch break will be in the panoramic town of Osimo. Dinner included.
Places: Monte Conero, Camerano, Osimo. Pedaling: 55 km.
Level difference: +1350.
Overnight: Agriturismo (with swimming pool) near Filottrano.

3rd day – San Severino:
stage through the hilly countryside of the Marche, alternating asphalt and dirt roads with continuous ups and downs. We will visit Treia, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and San Severino of Roman origins (3rd century BC). Dinner included.
Places: Treia, San Severino.
Pedaling: 45 km. Level difference: + 1050.
Overnight: farmhouse near the town tower.

4th day – Campodonico:
We would go towards the valley of the crickets and climb for 8 km on dirt roads alternating forest and hills to reach Pioraco, a charming village crossed by a river with its old Roman bridge. Lunch break to walk along a path of waterfalls. We would do some stretches along paths along the Potenza river. Dinner included.
Places: Pioraco, Fiuminata, Castello,
Pedaling: 50 km. Level difference: +1300.
Overnight: farmhouse (with swimming pool), shortly after Pioraco.

5th day – Assisi:
we will cross two Apennine passes with 2 climbs (12 km) through woods and meadows, passing through Mount Alago (950m), break in the historic Nocera Umbra, until we reach Assisi. Free time to visit the numerous churches, the historic center and the fortress. Dinner free.
Places: Nocera Umbra, Assisi.
Pedaling: 50 km. Level difference: +1250.
Overnight: hotel in the city center.

6th day –  Castle Izzalini (10 km after Todi):
This is the most demanding stage of the journey, with the possibility of making an easier and shorter variant. We will go up to Mount Subasio (1270m) and then walk along a ridge at a wild altitude with fantastic views and then descend passing through Collepino and Spello, also counted among the most beautiful villages in Italy. We will continue, passing through other interesting villages, until Todi, visit the city. Dinner free.
Places: Monte Subasio, Collepino, Spello, Bevagna, Gualdo Cattaneo, Todi.
Pedaling: 90 km. Level difference: +2200.
Overnight: castle.

7th day – Orvieto:
We start with a 10 km (soft) climb to get to Civitella del lago with the beautiful view of Lake Corbara, from here through a hilly path we will arrive at the small “jewel” Civita di Bagnoregio, founded 2500 years ago by the Etruscans. We will finish the stage in Orvieto, still one of the most beautiful Italian cities with its interesting attractions (Cathedral, underground network, San Patrizio Well). Dinner free.
Places: Civitella del lago, Corbara Lake, Civita di Bagnoregio.
Pedaling: 70 km. Level difference: +1400
Overnight: Hotel in the center of Orvietto.

8th day – Sorano:
we will climb for 12 km along paths, until we reach a panoramic point on Lake Bolsena (the largest volcanic lake in Europe). After a short descent, the trail continues through hills, passing interesting villages and ancient monuments of Etruscan origin. Dinner free.
Places: Bolsena, Castro Caves, Onano, Vitozza.
Pedaling: 58 km. Level difference: +1100.
Overnight: castle.

9th day – Manciano:
We would do a short bike ride and some walks to appreciate the ancient Etruscan streets and houses surrounded by dense vegetation. We will cross several towns of Etruscan origin built on the tuff. We will ride on dirt tracks, paths, hills and vineyards. We would make a detour to take a bath in the thermal waterfalls of Saturnia. Dinner included.
Places: Sovana, Pitigliano, Manciano.
Pedal 60 km. Level difference: +1000.
Overnight: Agriturismo

10th day – Orbetello:
We are in Maremma, and still interesting historic villages but above all the typical countryside with its cattle, sheep and horse farms. We will arrive at the Tyrrhenian Sea and after crossing a long path in the Feniglia pine forest we will arrive at the Argentario. Pedaling along the lagoons and the sea, we will reach Orbetello. End of our amazing journey, coast to coast!. Dinner included.
Places: Capalbio, Ansedonia, Argentario,
Pedaling: 70 km. Level difference: +600.
Overnight: Hotel / bungalow, on the beach

Sirolo, San Severino, Nocera Umbra, Assisi, Monte Subasio, Spello,Todi, Civita di Bagnoregio, Orvieto, Sorana, Sovana, Pitigliano, Terme di Saturnia, Orbetello.

550 km On dirt roads, bike paths, trails and asphalt

550 km +11.500m: 9 stages at an average of 60 km. For dirt roads, bike paths, trails and asphalt. The daily level, average, is + 1250mt. Calm pace with several photo stops and refreshments.

During pedaling, the temperature may vary between 20 ° and 33°

You can use a bicycle mtb, gravel o e-bike. Ask for rental.

5 people. With fewer participants the cost would increase.

  • 1 guide
  • Acommodations: 10 night in hotel, agriturism, B&B and castel.
  • 10 breakfast, 5 dinners