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Narni, Albornoz and the Roman remains of Ocricolum

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Narni, Albornoz and the Roman remains of Ocricolum

Cycling round fortresses, woods and magnificent villages

This interesting tour in search of the secrets of Narni and the south-western part of Umbria, is classified as moderately difficult because while it’s not excessively long, there are various ups and downs along the way. Departure is from Rocca Albornoz, an ancient fortress built on Narni’s highest point. We will cycle towards Otricoli and reach our destination after about 15 km of road on the rolling hills in this part of Umbria and visit the archaeological remains of ancient Ocricolum, a Roman city that stood along the Tiber near the port of Olio. Leaving Otricoli and its interesting archaeological remains behind, we will cycle towards Calvi dell’Umbria, but first we’ll have to tackle an uphill stretch that will make our journey more exciting. In Calvi, in addition to stopping for lunch, you’ll be able to admire various works including numerous murals, all depicting the Nativity, which have been painted here since1982 by artists from all over the world. Once we set off again, we will soon find ourselves crossing a dense landscape of thick woods immersed in surreal silence until we reach another characteristic village, Poggio, after which we will head towards Narni again, our starting point. Before you get off your bike, we suggest you have a look around the village and see its artistic beauties without forgetting the exciting and unexpected attractions of Narni’s atmospheric underground tunnels and corridors. Book now, our guides will accompany you with due skill and discretion as you explore villages and captivating places.

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Plan

  1. 1
    briefing

    h. 09:30
  2. 2
    first part of the trail

    h. 09:40
  3. 3
    lunch break

    h. 13:00
  4. 4
    second part of the trail

    h. 14:00

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 7 hours, including small stops. However, the duration may vary depending on the pace of the group and the need to take fewer or more breaks.

Languages

  • Italian
  • English

When

You can enjoy this experience throughout the year.

Children

This activity is also open to children provided they are accompanied by their parents.

Pet policy

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

Requirements

To do this activity it is essential to have a good level of physical fitness and to be in good health.

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.

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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