CROSSING TWO NATURAL PARKS: From the Umbrian-Marchigian Apennines to the Conero Riviera, explore the variety of ecosystems, landscapes, and food and wine.
Visit Enchanted Places: Discover villages, castles, and temples with a millennia-old history.
Day 1 – Individual Arrival in Fabriano and Briefing
Upon arrival, you’re welcomed with a detailed briefing about the tour while enjoying a special aperitif that introduces you to the flavors of the food and wine you’ll encounter during your journey in the Marche region.
Day 2 _ 33 km 600m Elevation Gain
Start your journey through mountainous landscapes with views of the Apennines peaks up to 1700m. Visit Fabriano, famous for its paper-making tradition, and Sassoferrato, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Don’t miss the Valadier Temple, a hidden gem in the Gola della Rossa and Frasassi Park.
Optional: Join a workshop with a paper master in Fabriano and create your personal sheet of paper.
Day 3 _ 40 km 800m Elevation Gain
Travel the roads of the Gola della Rossa and Frasassi Park, which hides the immense underground temple of the Frasassi Caves. Admire lush vineyards once you’ve crossed the Umbrian-Marchigian Apennines. Be surprised by the villages of Genga, Serra San Quirico, and Montecarotto, ending the day in a typical farmhouse.
Optional: Dress up as a beekeeper and learn to extract royal jelly.
Day 4 _ 42 km 750m Elevation Gain
Discover an indigenous grape variety, the Lacrima di Morro D’Alba, and visit the village from which it takes its name. Finish the day in the village of San Marcello, indulge in a moment of relaxation while admiring the azure Adriatic Sea.
Optional: Extra virgin olive oil tasting masterclass.
Day 5 _ 40 km 800m Elevation Gain
Explore the village of Polverigi, one of the castles of Ancona. Pedal south, cross the Esino River, and be enchanted by the beauty of Offagna, a village a few kilometers from the sea, with a breathtaking view, perched on a tuff rock. Sunflower fields and Leopardi’s Infinite landscapes will be your travel companions.
Day 6 _ 50 km 650m Elevation Gain
Your journey continues in the Monte Conero Natural Park, the first promontory of the Adriatic descending from Trieste. Explore the caves of Camerano, reach Sirolo, the pearl of the Adriatic, and sit in its square to admire the sea. Take a break in Porto Recanati and continue towards Loreto, famous for its sanctuary, immersing yourself in its spiritual and historical atmosphere. End the day relaxing on the golden beaches of the Riviera.
Day 7 _ Goodbye
Breakfast and conclusion of the tour