Abruzzo Bike&Wine

This tour is dedicated to authentic eno-bikers, those who love the best wine and enjoy biking. Four days biking in the four provinces of Abruzzo region, L’Aquila, Chieti, Pescara and Teramo, along the route from Montepulciano to Trebbiano, meeting wine makers, tasting the best wine and visiting the local and famous wineries! Together with the wine tasting, you will also taste local olive oil, cheese, bread and legumes.
Besides vineyards and wineries, this journey will take you through ancient roads and little medieval towns, to deepen your knowledge not only of wine and food, but also of landscapes and history, to discover the best wine labels and the territories they come from, with the company of professional winemakers and bikers!

The following itinerary may vary in case of poor weather conditions.


DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND CHECK-IN
Check-in at the hotel and free time to visit the capital city of Abruzzo region.

DAY 2: L’AQUILA (MTB, 43 km, elevation gain 250 m)
After breakfast and the meeting with the team, you will leave from Ofena, along the vineyard road, stopping at the most important local wineries, such as Pietrantonj and Cataldi Madonna. The route will lead you through the territories of Navelli, DOP saffron area, Capodacqua and Bussi, along Tirino river, where you will have the possibility to taste river shrimps and live a canoe experience on the river. Dinner and night in Bussi.

DAY 3: TERAMO (40 km, elevation gain 275 m)
After breakfast, transfer with vehicles to Controguerra, and then in the saddle again! Corropoli, Nereto, Sant’Omero, Torano Nuovo are the destinations of the day, to discover the ancient Teramo traditions and vineyards of DOC DOCG Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Collina Teramane with DOC Controguerra. You will visit Montori, Pepe, Illuminati, Bizzarri and Strappelli wineries, the most famous and excellent labels. Wine tasting is of course included, along with other products as olive oil! Night in Torano Nuovo.

DAY 4: PESCARA (41 km, elevation gain 345 m)
After breakfast, departure to Rosciano. Today, you will visit Nocciano, Catignano, Civitaquana, Cugnoli and Alanno, area of vineyards and wineries celebrated by gourmets from all over the world. You will start with Marramiero and its aristocratic Montepulciano, and you will follow to Nocciano, where you can find Chiusa Grande and Bosco, whose wineries are an architectural treasure. You will keep on to Civitaquana, Cugnoli and Alanno, where you will visit the winery belonging to Jarno Trulli, Italian racing driver at Podere Castorani. Night in Alanno.

DAY 5: CHIETI (39 km, elevation gain 243 m)
Departure to Tollo. You will taste Montepulciano, Trebbiano and Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo while biking through the hills of Crecchio, Canosa Sannita and Villa Caldari. Tollo, Tullum, Tenuta Ulisse, Roveri and Agriverde are the wineries you will visit along the route, with an appropriate break to talk and taste the excellent olive oil produced in this same area. On the background, the charm of ancient villages and of Crecchio castle to remember the past splendours of this area. Night in Crecchio.

DAY 6: DEPARTURE
Check-out.


The tour includes:

  • 5 nights at a hotel or B&B with breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • Local transfers
  • Luggage transfer
  • Medical and luggage insurances
  • 24/7 Assistance from our team
  • Wine tastings and entrances to the points of interest

The tour does not include:

Lunches, drinks and anything else not included in the list “The tour includes”.

On request:

  • Transfer from/to the airport (Roma Fiumicino “L. Da Vinci” or D’Abruzzo “P. Liberi”)
  • Guide
  • Bike to rent
  • Packed lunch

Equipment you need to have:

  • MTB in perfect conditions (you can rent one from us).
  • Technical clothing for biking.

 

Contact us for a quotation.