The ring route of Macchiarvana by e-bike

Starting from Pescasseroli we will cross the beautiful beech woods of Macchiarvana and Camporotondo, until the panoramic Monte Tranquillo

PERIOD
April-October

DURATION
4h

LOCATION
Pescasseroli, Abruzzo

GROUP SIZE
8 people

LENGTH
30 km

ELEVATION GAIN
500 m

TERRAIN
Asphalt 20% – Secondary road 80%

DIFFICULT
Medium skills

Path on dirt with little uneven surface or slightly irregular (sheep tracks, driveways …) or on trails with smooth, compact surface

 

A wonderful itinerary on an ideal terrain for mountain bikes. From Pescasseroli’s centre we will cross the beautiful beech woods of Macchiarvana and Camporotondo, until we reach the panoramic Santuario del Monte Tranquillo. Through short breaks, we will have the opportunity to listen to the sounds of the forest, to smell its scents, to look at the light and the shades of the colors that characterize it. With the e-MTB, climbing will be pleasant, and the landscape surrounding us will not take second place. It will not wear us out, so we will have more attention for the places we cross.

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.

Itinerary

Appointment at our headquarter in Largo Molinari in Pescasseroli. Meeting with the guide, presentation of the programme and pickup of the gear. The route runs through the town centre and then brings us to the woods of La Difesa. In the course of the morning, we will cross different and fascinating environments and reach the altitude of 1597m a.s.l., where we find the Santuario di Monte Tranquillo, located in an evocative position, looking out over the valley of Pescasseroli. In a quick descent, we can go around the plains of Camporotondo and Macchiarvana, on a terrain which is ideal for mountain bikes. The return downhill will be in a ring route, which allows us to get back to the town centre at evening.

Costs

Prices
€ 35 / per person

What’s included
Guide and organization
E-bike rent
E-bike helmet rent

What is not included
Any transports
Extra and personal expenses
Travel insurance

E-bike

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.

The best friend of earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Kit list

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
Lightweight t-shirts
Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
Water bottles or water bladder

WHAT’S INCLUDED
E-bike Giant Fathom 29′
E-bike helmet

Covid Refund Guarantee

If your trip is cancelled due to Covid choose from free date changes or a full refund.

Hassle free

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.

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Frequently asked question

Can i book on my own?

Sure can! Over 30% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

E-bike tour with kids

This activity is designed only for adults and young 12+ with a minimum height 150cm.

Private tour

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

Refreshment point and toilet services are not available during this e bike tour, since we will ride outside villages.

Bad weather condition

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.

Need to add a travel insurance

We suggest you to book on line travel insurance with World Nomads. They offer insurances designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

How to get there

Pescasseroli is the most important 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. FROM PESCARA (Highway A25 Roma – Pescara): from Pescara highway A25 until Pescina exit, go on towards SR83 or towards SP17 until Pescasseroli. FROM NAPLES (Highway A1 Naples – Rome): from Naples highway A1 until Caianello exit, enter SS85 towards Venafro and then proceed on SR83 until Pescasseroli.

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.

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