Abruzzo from the mountains to the sea
€640 per person
Beaches, art cities, villages, castles, lakes and mountains.
Incredible variety of landscapes : this is Abruzzo Region! Beaches, art cities, villages, castles, lakes, mountains… nothing is missing!
This bike tour explores one of the most peculiar Italian landscape in the Appennini: the “little Tibet” of Campo Imperatore, where we will leave to reach the Teramo Adriatic Coastpassing through the history and culture of the Teramo wine hills and a unique scenery
Customized dates for groups of at least 5 people.
6 Days, 5 Nights
IncludedCancellation PolicyMedical/Baggage Insurance
Not IncludedAccess to spa facilitiesAccomodationAirport transferBike RentalDinnersTour LeaderVan Assistance
Day 1: L'Aquila
Arrival in L’Aquila to meet the guide. It’s one of the most historical and cultural cities in Italy, in particular, the tour will allow us to visit: Basilica of San Bernardino, Fountain 99 cannelle, Forte Spagnolo, Fontana Luminosa and Castle Park, Municipal Theater, Piazza del Duomo and the Duomo. Typical dinner. Overnight. TRAVEL TIME: 3 hours
Day 2: Campo Imperatore, Campotosto Lake
We will move by bus to the base of the ascent of the cable car that connects Campo Imperatore. First bycicles test and departure from the square where the astronomical observatory is, as well as the building where Mussolini was held prisoner during the Second World War. Surrounded by the mountains range, we will descend towards the Piana di Campo Imperatore (small Tibet) along the Pantani climb in reverse. We will return to Assergi to take a low-traffic road that will lead us to Passo delle Capannelle and Lake Campotosto. Typical dinner. Overnight. TRAVEL TIME: 6 hours | STAGE DEVELOPMENT: 65 km | DIFFERENCE IN ALTITUDE: 990 mt
Day 3: From Lake Campotosto to Teramo
‘La strada Maestra del PARCO’ is one of the most beautiful roads for cycling tourism, we’ll be descending to Teramo to visit the noteworthy historic town. We will cycle along the Vomano river, with glimpses of rare beauty crossing Tottea, Senarica and Montorio al Vomano. Once in Termano see how the city rises in a basin at the confluence of the Tordino river and the Vezzola stream, in the same place of the ancient Interamnia, a Roman colony. The historic center, full of small churches and alleys, is an evocative place. The Cathedral was built in the 12th century in a typical medieval style. Teramo dinner and overnight in the city. TRAVEL TIME: 5 hours | STAGE DEVELOPMENT: 49 km | DIFFERENCE IN ALTITUDE: 549 m
Day 4: From Teramo to Torano Nuovo
The current direction is towards one of the Bourbon masterpieces of the region: the Fortress of Civitella del Tronto. It’s located at 600 m. s.l.m. and has a strategic position for the old northern border of the Viceroyalty of Naples with the Papal State; it is one of the largest and most important military engineering works in Europe characterized by an elliptical shape with an extension of 25,000 square meters and a length of over 500 meters. After the visit, we will enter the Teramo wine landscape along the Controguerra wine road. We will pass through huge expanses of vineyards and olive groves, where the best Montepulciano is produced. We will arrive in Torano Nuovo to stay in a winery. Wine tasting, dinner and overnight stay. TRAVEL TIME: 6 hours | STAGE DEVELOPMENT: 40 km | DIFFERENCE IN ALTITUDE: 840 mt
Day 5: From Torano Nuovo to Giulianova
Arrival stage by the crystalline sea of the Teramo coast. Giulianova will be the final destination of the tour welcoming us with the sea, beaches and a nice swim will be the prize of our cycled tour in Abruzzo. First, we will cross the wine route reaching Controguerra and Corropoli, before descending to Alba Adriatica and taking the cycle path by the sea to Giulianova Lido. Arrival at the residence. Fish dinner. Overnight. TRAVEL TIME: 4 hours | STAGE DEVELOPMENT: 33 km | DIFFERENCE IN ALTITUDE: 300 mt
Day 6: Departure
Seafront breakfast, departure to corresponding destinations. End of services.