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The unique atmosphere of the Umbria-Marche Apennines

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The unique atmosphere of the Umbria-Marche Apennines

From Montone along the ancient mountain range, rich in varied landscapes and small, ancient settlements

This tour, one of the toughest we offer, starts from Montone and leads us on a voyage of discovery of the Umbrian-Marche Apennines through an extraordinarily fascinating territory. Two of the climbs we’ll have to tackle, however, make this itinerary not suitable for those who are not physically very fit and have not had adequate training. The starting point is at Montone stadium, just outside the walls of the beautiful medieval village, and from there we’ll move in the direction of Città di Castello along a beautiful descent with many hairpin bends, after which we get to the small town, cycling for some 17 km on easy, flat land. We will cut through Città di Castello avoiding the centre to swerve the traffic and then begin the long ascent, but with slopes not exceeding 6%, which will take us to the top of the Bocca Serriola pass, which marks the border between Umbria and Marche. In the Marche region, we’ll cycle through the valley of the Biscubio torrent up to Apecchio, after which we’ll turn in the direction of Pietralunga to return to Umbria along the hardest, wildest and most fascinating leg of our journey. The second arduous phase on our itinerary features slopes at intervals in excess of 10%, which require you to be very fit as well as have good gears. After the strenuous climb, we will head down for a lengthy descent that is very tricky and steep in the first kilometre, taking us down near Pietralunga. From there we’ll continue slightly downhill through thick woods to the foot of Montone, our initial starting point. A final, 3-km push on a shady and undemanding slope will take us to its historic centre, which is full of works of art and monuments that are well worth seeing. This biking tour, in the company of our guides and immersed in nature on the trail of a wild and little-known area will be a day to remember. We look forward to seeing you, book now!

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  1. 1

    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


  • 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.


The activity will last about 9 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.


  • Italian
  • English


You can enjoy this experience throughout the year.


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.


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.


  • 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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