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In the Martani mountains and Spoleto

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In the Martani mountains and Spoleto

In the Monti Martani exploring rugged paths and ancient villages up to the magnificent town of Spoleto

This tour, stretching out in the heart of Umbria, will take us in search of the naturalistic and landscape attractions of the Monti Martani but also of fascinating villages of great historical and artistic interest such as Massa Martana, with its Roman ruins and churches in the historic centre, Castel Ritaldi or Giano dell’Umbria. The route is not recommended for less experienced enthusiasts due to its length and the numerous uphill stretches. We will initially head towards Castel Ritaldi from the area of ​​Spoleto’s sports facilities and then cycle along a stretch of the Via Flaminia that will take us out of the city and, once in San Venanzo, we’ll continue our journey on less busy roads, crossing Protte, Beroide and Castel San Giovanni. Once in Bruna we will face our first short climb up to Castel Ritaldi then continue downhill leaving the village behind until the road begins to rise again, flanked by fields and olive groves, in the direction of Torregrosso and Colle del Marchese, where we’ll enjoy a magnificent view over the Umbria valley. After some more ups and downs, we’ll reach Giano dell’Umbria and from there continue to Monte Cerreto, cycling through olive groves and a thick pine forest, on a road that winds snake-like at the foot of Monte Martano. We will pass near the Castello di Castagnola and then press on towards Massa Martana where we’ll stop for refreshment and to see the beautiful town and its monuments. Afterwards, we’ll proceed downhill along the ancient Via Flaminia up to Massa Martana Scalo, where we will go through Acquasparta until we reach the first steep slopes of the Firenzuola pass, the most challenging climb on our itinerary. After the 6-km climb immersed in a dense forest, we’ll plunge downhill towards our starting point, Spoleto. Experience a magnificent day surrounded by nature and amongst villages and hills. Our guides will be your invaluable travel companions and will be able to advise you in the best possible way. Book now, we’re expecting you!

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Plan

  1. 1
    briefing

    h. 09:00
  2. 2
    first part of the trail

    h. 09:10
  3. 3
    lunch break

    h. 13:20
  4. 4
    second part of the trail

    h. 14:20

Recommended clothing

  • For this activity we recommend comfortable clothing that does not restrict your freedom of movement.
  • Bring a windcheater/anorak with you, even if the activity takes place in the summer months.
  • We recommend wearing the right footwear for the type of bike you are going to use.
  • We strongly recommend the use of a crash helmet suitable for biking.

We also recommend you bring:

  • A comfortable backpack suitable for cycling/walking
  • A warm sweater, such as a technical sports shir, for sudden drops in temperature
  • A change of clothes (especially socks) in case of sudden rain
  • Hat with a sun visor
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunscreen

Included

  • Expert guide
  • Mechanical assistance for repairs in case of punctures, problems with brakes or other malfunctions that can be dealt with on the spot.
  • In most cases a car will be on hand to provide any complex assistance or to keep drinks and food chilled.

Not included

Bicycles and related accessories are not included in this itinerary.

If you wish, you can choose bike hire from amongst our additional options. We will provide you with the bike that’s best suited to the type of route, taking your preferences into consideration, including helmets, pedaling accessories and spare parts for ordinary repairs. We have various types of bikes available, including e-bikes.

Time

The activity will last about 9 hours, including small stops and a lunch break of 1 hour. However, the duration may vary depending on the pace of the group and the need to take fewer or more breaks.

Requirements

Good level of physical fitness.

Additional information

This activity includes a lunch break, so we advise you to bring a packed lunch or to select the option ‘packed lunch’ so that we can provide it for you. Don’t forget to tell us about any allergies, intolerances or other special dietary needs: we will be happy to adapt your lunch to your needs.

Languages

  • Italian
  • English
  • German
  • French

When

You can enjoy this experience throughout the year.

Children

This activity is not allowed for children under the age of 12 years or to children not able to make this trail.

Pet policy

We are sorry but no pets will be allowed to accompany you in this activity.

Important

  • This activity can only be undertaken in favourable weather conditions, which will be evaluated by our partner and confirmed 48 hours in advance. In case of poor weather conditions we will immediately contact you and propose an alternative activity or a refund of the price paid.
  • This activity is subject to our operators’ availability. We have a large selection of collaborators capable of leading this activity, but if on the day you selected we do not have operators availabile, we will immediately, or in any case within 48 hours of booking, suggest an alternative activity you might wish to do or the choice of receiving a full refund of the price paid.
  • The times shown in the program are indicative and may vary according to your requests or those of the other participants in the group. These are always and in any case previously agreed with our staff or with the guide.

 

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Cancellation policy

If you cancel the reservation for this activity up to 24 hours before the event we will refund you 100% of the price.

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