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  • La magica atmosfera del mattino all'interno della foresta di faggio

The ring route of Macchiarvana by e-bike

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130
3 h
Availability : April / October
Min Age : 14+
Max People : 15

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 colours that characterise 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.

Detail

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.

Difficult

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

Elevation gain

500 m up and down

Length

28 km roundtrip

Road surface

Asphalt 10% – Secondary road 80% – Trail 10%

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
Costs

What is included

  • Guide and organization
  • E-mountain bike rent
  • E-bike helmet rent

What is escluded

  • Any transports
  • Snack and personal expenses
Itinerary

Day 1The ring route of Macchiarvana by e-bike

Appointment at our headquarter in Largo Molinari in Pescasseroli, at 4 pm. 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 7.30 pm.

Highlights
  • Discovering the secrets of forest with a nature guide
  • The sign of presence of the marsican brown bear
  • Possibility to take and drink source water
Mountain bike

The participants in the group will be no more than 15, 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.

What to bring

We reccomend you to dress in layers. Hiking shoes, jacket with waterproof and windproof cap, small backpack, water bottle, sunglasses, sun protection cream.

How to reach us

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 the the website www.tuabruzzo.it. Connections by train are only until Avezzano station. For those who come from Rome it is possible to check the timetable of Prontobus company that connects Roma and Ciampino airports to Abruzzo.

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