Abruzzo is a treasure chest. It counts twenty-two little villages and art cities in the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy, where nature blends with art and history. This bike tour in Abruzzo art cities will give you the chance to see remote villages, unknown natural parks, suggestive views and treasures hidden in central Italy, combining it with the bike slow motion. The cities part of this tour are: L’Aquila, that is surrounded by Medieval walls and situated on a hill in the valley of Aterno river, in the heart of the Apennines and Gran Sasso National Park; Teramo, famous for its olive groves and vineyards; Chieti, surrounded by Majella and Gran Sasso National Parks; and Lanciano, the city of miracles.
If you don’t have your own bike, you can rent one from us. You can rent e-bike too.
The itinerary may vary in case of poor weather conditions.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL
Check-in at the hotel and visit of the city.
DAY 2: L’AQUILA, THE CITY OF THE HERMIT POPE (30 km, elevation gain 230 m)
Capital of Abruzzo, L’Aquila sits upon a hillside in the middle of a narrow valley, surrounded by Gran Sasso massif. A maze of narrow streets, lined with Baroque and Renaissance buildings and churches, open onto elegant piazzas and castles. Visit to the city and in the evening aperitivo and typical dinner in the old town centre.
DAY 3: TERAMO, THE OLD INTERAMNIA CITY (30 km, elevation gain 70 m)
After breakfast, transfer with vehicles to Teramo, famous for being the old Interamnia, city between two rivers, so called by ancient romans because it is crossed by Tordino and Vezzola rivers. The city is only 20 km from the coast and 40 km from Gran Sasso peaks. Points of interest are the old town city centre, the Roman theatre (30 B.C), archaeological sites, palaces, the Dome and the Cathedrals, dating back to different ages. In the evening, dinner in a typical restaurant.
DAY 4: CHIETI, THE OPEN CITY (25 km, elevation gain 120 m)
After breakfast, transfer to Chieti, an historical city in Abruzzo positioned on a hill. You will admire natural and historical treasures, visiting art masterpieces together with enchanting views on the sea and the mountains. Dinner in a typical diner.
DAY 5: LANCIANO, THE CITY OF MIRACLES! (25 km, elevation gain 60 m)
Transfer after breakfast. Lanciano is divided into four neighbourhoods, situated in four different hills, and surrounded by high bastions. Famous for being a city of merchants, the city is known as the city where many miracles happened! Special aperitivo and dinner in a diner.
DAY 6: DEPARTURE
The tour includes:
- 5 nights at a hotel or B&B with breakfasts
- 5 dinners
- Local transfers
- Luggage transfers
- Medical and luggage insurances
- 24/7 Assistance from our team
- Visits 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”.
- Transfer from/to the airport (Roma Fiumicino “L. Da Vinci” or D’Abruzzo “P. Liberi”)
- You can rent a bike or e-bike
Equipment you need to have:
- MTB in perfect conditions (you can rent one from us).
- Technical clothing for biking.
Contact us for a quotation.