Cycle with an expert guide along some of the most beautiful and genuine landscapes of Italy and appreciate a real contact with the surrounding nature
Discover incredible art cities off the beaten path such as L’Aquila, Teramo and Chieti
Taste some of the best local wines directly from their producers. You will have a unique opportunity to learn about the grapes and type of techniques used to produce different sorts of wine, visit the cellars for the aging while discussing directly with the wine maker. Just to name a few …Cantina Pietrantonj, Cataldi Madonna, Cantina di Tollo, Tenuta Ulisse and many others.
Day 1: Rome-L’Aquila
Arrival to L’Aquila by direct bus from Rome city centre or Rome airports (approximately 2 hours from Fiumicino airport). Possibility to reserve a private car transfer. Arrival at bus terminal, transfer to the hotel for the overnight.
Day 2: L'Aquila: along the streets of the vines. MTB (43 km, 250 mt of elevation gain)
We arrive at 9:00 and leave from Popoli to Vittorito in Ofena through the vineyards of the most famous wineries of Abruzzo, such as Pietrantonj and Cataldi Madonna. The itinerary also stretches in the territory of Navellli, and its famous saffron growings, Capodacqua and Bussi, where we can taste the famous river prawns and canoeing into the Tirino River. Overnight in Bussi.
Day 3: Teramo: the wine roads. MTB (40 km, 275 mt of elevation gain). Morning transfer.
After breakfast we leave in direction of Controguerra. We enjoy the great food & wine tradition of the province of Teramo and the DOC DOGM Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Colline Teramane and DOC Controguerra, passing the villages of Corropoli, Nereto, Sant'Omero and Torano Nuovo. In the famous wineries of the hills of this province, such as Montori, Pepe, Illuminati, Bizzarri, Strappelli, we take part to wine and extra virgin olive oil tastings. We stay for the night in Torano Nuovo.
Day 4: Pescara: wine itineraries. MTB (41 km, 345 mtof elevation gain). Morning transfer.
After breakfast we visit well-known wineries praised by international gourmets, in the towns of Rosciano, Nocciano, Catignano, Civitaquana Cugnoli and Alanno. We start at Marramiero's winery, tasting its aristocratic Montepulciano and continue with Chiusa Grande and Bosco, two masterpieces of wine cellar architecture. Later we visit the villages of Civitaquana and Cugnoli. The tour ends in Alanno, at the famous Italian racing driver Jarno Trulli's winery, called Podere Castorani. Overnight in Alanno.
Day 5: Chieti: wine paths in the hills of Chieti. MTB (39 km, 243 mt of elevation gain). Morning transfer.
After breakfast we cycle across the hills of Tollo, Crecchio, Canosa Sannita, Villa Caldari to taste Montepulciano, Trebbiano, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo. We stop at the famous wineries of Tollo, Tollum, Tenuta Ulisse, Roveri and Agriverde, having the chance to taste the local olive oil, of the highest quality in this area. The beauty of the villages and of Crecchio Castle allows to plunge into the ancient splendor of this geographical area of Abruzzo. Overnight in Crecchio.
Day 6: Departure
After breakfast, transfer to reach the original departure points. You can go back to Rome and extend your holiday for 2-3 more days in the Eternal city or relax on the beautiful coast of Abruzzo.
PRICE: from 985 euro per person in dbl room
The tour includes:
- 5 overnights in double room in hotel, b&b, guesthouses carefully selected
- Breakfasts and Dinners
- Entries & tastings
- Expert “buddy” guide
- Daily transfers, luggage and bike transfer
- Transfer by local bus from Fiumicino airport to L'Aquila and return
- Health and luggage insurance
The tour does not include:
Bike hire (from 25 euro per day), packet-lunch and lunches, drinks and anything not listed under the item “the tour includes”.
DEPARTURE DATE:20/5 - 14/9- 31/10/2017.
There might be changes of schedule in case of bad weather conditions
MIN GROUP SIZE: 2 pax (for less than 4 participants additional costs may apply)
MAX GROUP SIZE: 8 pax
Customize your tour:
- possibility to organize individual tours, guided or self-guided
- on request, we could modify the itinerary (length, etc)
- for individual tours, the date of departure can be decided according to your needs