Giro d’Italia 2018 – Special Destination Abruzzo

PERIOD: 12/16 May 2018. Deadline for subscription: 30th March 2018

MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: Guided 6, Self-guided 2

ACCOMMODATION: B&B/Hotel

WHAT IS INCLUDED: 4 nights e 5 days. Half board service, double room, guide, 1 entrance  to the wellness center, assistance, bike garage.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: Return journey, tourist tax, Single room surcharge, entrance to points of interest  health and luggage insurance and everything not listed under “what is included”.

DIFFICULTY: hard

ON REQUEST: Bike rental, lunch, equipment

PRICE: Guided € 655; Self-guided € 495

Abruzzo is happy to welcome two stages of Giro d’Italia 2018: Campo Imperatore and Farindola.

After the stage at Blockhouse in Majella National Park, this time is the turn of Gran Sasso National Park, in particular the area of Campo Imperatore, that will host the arrival of the race of maglia rosa from Pesco Sannita, in Benevento. Arrival at Campo Imperatore is scheduled on Sunday 13rd May, while the departure from Farindola is planned on Tuesday 15th May.

MAIN TECHNICAL FEATURES: Total km 291, paved roads, roads with constant ascents. The stages are of about 95km cycling with touristic pace. Suggested bikes: E-Bike, Road Bike, Trekking Bike (you can rent from us). Suggested clothing: technical equipment.

HIGHLIGHTS: Campo Imperatore, Altopiano Cinque Miglia, Sulmona, Abbazia di Santo Spirito al Morrone, Rocccasale, Fiume Aterno, Fiume Tirino, Rocca Calascio, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Castel Del Monte, Borgo di Penne, Città di Castelli, Fortezza di Civitella del Tronto

PROGRAM:

12th May: In the afternoon arrival in Castel di Sangro. Briefing, Bike test. Dinner. Overnight.

13th May: Castel di Sangro/Campo Imperatore (129km – 2990mt +)
In the morning we get to the starting point of the route, exactly where the Caravan of maglia rosa will pass. We ride the road that leads us to Gran Sasso National Park through the plain of Cinque Miglia, Pettorano Sul Gizio, Sulmona, Popoli. We arrive at Valle del Tirino to ride up towards Santo Stefano di Sessanio and then proceed up to Campo Imperatore, the point of arrival of this stage. After waiting for the arrival and the visit of the village of Giro, we return towards hotel in Santo Stefano di Sessanio. Arrival in hotel, Dinner and overnight.

14th May: Santo Stefano di Sessanio/Penne ( 72km –1074mt +)
On the day off of Giro d’Italia, we ride towards the starting point of the stage nr. 10 of Giro in Penne. Riding down the descent that leads us to Castel del Monte to pass through Forca di Penne and reach the slope of Pescara and the villages Brittoli, Civitaquana up to Penne. Visit of Villaggio of Giro. Arrival in hotel, dinner and overnight.

15th May:Penne/Rocca di Civitella del Tronto (90km – 2340mt +)
Before the departure of the Caravan of Maglia Rosa we start our trip from Penne towards Farindola and pass in Rigopiano. We ride up to the mountains of Gran Sasso-Laga National Park and enter in the province of Teramo passing through Castelli and reach Teramo town. From the Fork of Campli we get to the castle of Civitella del Tronto, where we end our trip and see the passage of the cyclists. Arrival in hotel, Dinner and overnight.

16th May: After breakfast, departure to your destinations (End of services)

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