Villetta Barrea, Abruzzo
Asphalt 40% – Secondary road 60%
Path on dirt roads with smooth, compact surfaces, carriage road
An easy itinerary, by which you can ride a panoramic ring route around the lake, passing the characteristic towns of Barrea, Civitella Alfedena and Villetta Barrea. We are in the heart of the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park, and these towns have maintained their typical features of medieval towns in the Apennines, perfectly integrated in the surrounding natural beauty.
An e-bike is a way to deal with paths which normally would not be doable by everyone, and enjoy the road, the landscape and nature.
Appointment in the centre of Villetta Barrea. Meeting with the guide, presentation of the programme and pickup of the gear. The route brings us to the town of Civitella Alfedena, where we will take a short break, close to the Wolf Centre. A few easy hairpin bends will bring us to the lake, from where we will continue on a dirt road. In the late morning we will reach Barrea, to have a look at the fortified village and the sunset on the lake. The return to Villetta Barrea will be around 1pm, where we will eat an interesting aperitivo at the Vineria Vallis Regia.
€ 20 / per adult
€ 10 / per young (10-14 year-old)
Guide and organization
E-bike helmet rent
What is not included
Extra and personal expenses
The participants in the group will be no more than 8, together with our tour leader. To offer you the best of the best, we have chosen the Fathom E+ of Giant Bicycles, a great choice for XC (cross country) and singletrack terrain. A lightweight aluminum frame and trail-friendly geometry will help you experience trail riding like never before. The SyncDrive Sport motor delivers smooth, instantaneous power to all types of terrain.
Of course, you are welcome to make different arrangements if you wish. You can use your own mountain bike and participate in the guided activities, paying less. You just need to let us know when you register for a tour.
Temperatures depend on season and time, warm clothes and dress up in layers is recommended.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Rucksack (18+ litres)
Waterproof jacket with hood
Lightweight trousers with pad
Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
Water bottles or water bladder
E-bike Giant Fathom 29′
If your trip is cancelled due to Covid choose from free date changes or a full refund.
Inner tubes, multi-tools, chain tool: it’s all taken care of. The tour leader will bring all the necessary material for a possible repair.
Sure can! Over 30% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.
This activity is designed only for adults and young 12+ with a minimum height 150cm.
Ask for a private tour if you need an exclusive experience. Send us an e mail and we’ll answer you back with the quotation.
Refreshment point and toilet services are available during this e bike tour, since we will ride through villages.
Outdoor activities are weather dependent. If we are forced to cancel an activity due to extreme weather conditions, an alternative date, activity or full refund will be provided. Please note that changes may occur at a short notice, even on the same day.
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Villetta Barrea is one of the village of Abruzzo National Park, the oldest Italian protected area; it has guaranteed a life in harmony with nature for almost a century. You can easily reach it by car through three access points. FROM ROME (Highway A24 Rome – L’Aquila): from Rome highway A24 until Pescina exit, proceed on SR83 or on SP17 until Pescasseroli and Villetta Barrea. FROM PESCARA (Highway A25 Roma – Pescara): from Pescara highway A25 until Pratola Peligna exit, go on towards SS17 until Alfedena and SS83 until Villetta Barrea. FROM NAPLES (Highway A1 Naples – Rome): from Naples highway A1 until Caianello exit, enter SS85 towards Venafro and then proceed on SR83 until Villetta Barrea.
You can arrive by bus thanks to daily connections from Castel di Sangro and Avezzano. Check the timetable on Tuabruzzo. Connections by train are only until Avezzano station. For those who come from Rome it is possible to check the timetable of Flixbus or Prontobus company that connects Roma and Ciampino airports to Abruzzo.