ABRUZZO BIKE TOUR

Cycling in the shadow of the Majella

Tour Info

 From July 9, 2020

 To July 13, 2020

 3***

 FULL BOARD, BEVERAGE EXCL.

1200.00

per person

Highlights

Abruzzo Map ItalyWe’ll be staying in Alanno, from where every day we will start our tours, to discover some of the most fascinating and enchanted corners of Abruzzo.

 

For both, cyclists and non.cyclists, we have built a schedule of activities that will allow everyone to discover this wonderful area.

 

We will enjoy the great view from the top of the Blockhaus, the beauty of Campo Imperatore, and much more … and there will certainly be a few sips of good Montepulciano too!

Inclusions

  • 3 nights in 3 * hotel with Spa, swimming pool and bike storage – breakfast included
  • all dinners included, with typical local products
  • daily light lunches
  • 3 bike tours with Bike Division guide
  • 1 support vehicle during the tours
  • 1 Bike Division tour leader for non-cyclists
  • 3 guided visits for non-cyclists (Pescara – birthplace of D’Annunzio, Chieti and its historical center, Sulmona and its famous “confetti”)
  • 1 wine tasting at Castorani farm, owned by Formula 1 driver Jarno Trulli
  • 1 wine tasting at “Farnese Vini” winery
  • basic insurance

Accomodation

HALANUS HOTEL 

Halanus Hotel was built in bare-stones providing a modern and elegant interior design. It’s situated in the town of Alanno, few kilometers from the highway, the perfect place to start the discovery of the Abruzzo Region, its monuments, its churches and the fascinating treasures of the nearby cities. You can relax in the wide balcony of your room and discover ancient local traditions that will bring you in a legendary world, with the chance to taste the typical dishes, oils and wines of the region.

 

Your Guide

Andrea Tonti

Andrea

Andrea Tonti - Co-Founder and Event Manager of Bike Division Tour Operator is one of the most renowned cyclists in the Pro Peloton of the years 2000. A Professional cyclist from 1999 to 2010, he was part of some of the best pro-tour bike teams in the world, such as Saeco, Lampre, Quick Step, and Acqua&Sapone. Andrea’s Mission in BIKE DIVISION is to provide all his experience and offer a perfect bike travel experience to all those cyclists that choose one of our bike tour packages.

Program & Itinerary

DAY 1
<h4>Stage 1 for cyclists:</h4>
<p>Alanno &#8211; Manoppello &#8211; Roccamontepiano &#8211; Passo Lanciano &#8211; Blockhaus &#8211; Lettomanoppello &#8211; Alanno <strong>80 km &#8211; 1800 m+</strong></p>
<div>There&#8217;s no better start for a tour. One of the most important and famous climbs of central Italy, the one that leads to Blockhaus, will be the highlight of this day.</div>
<div>It is really exciting to see the Adriatic sea from over 2000 meters.</div>

Stage 1 for cyclists:

Alanno – Manoppello – Roccamontepiano – Passo Lanciano – Blockhaus – Lettomanoppello – Alanno 80 km – 1800 m+

There’s no better start for a tour. One of the most important and famous climbs of central Italy, the one that leads to Blockhaus, will be the highlight of this day.
It is really exciting to see the Adriatic sea from over 2000 meters.
<h4 class="m20b">Program for non cyclists:</h4>
<p><strong>CITY TOUR TO CHIETI:</strong> According to legend, is among the oldest cities in Abruzzo and Italy. In the past it was the capital of the Marrucini people, a municipality at the time of the Romans, and in the Bourbon era, the capital of Abruzzo Citiore. Furthermore, during the Second World War, Chieti was declared an open city together with Rome and Florence. Since the 1960s the city has been the seat, together with Pescara, of the &#8220;Gabriele d&#8217;Annunzio&#8221; University.</p>

Program for non cyclists:

CITY TOUR TO CHIETI: According to legend, is among the oldest cities in Abruzzo and Italy. In the past it was the capital of the Marrucini people, a municipality at the time of the Romans, and in the Bourbon era, the capital of Abruzzo Citiore. Furthermore, during the Second World War, Chieti was declared an open city together with Rome and Florence. Since the 1960s the city has been the seat, together with Pescara, of the “Gabriele d’Annunzio” University.

DAY 2
<h4>Stage 2 for cyclists:</h4>
<p>Alanno &#8211; Ofena &#8211; Castel del Monte &#8211; Campo Imperatore <strong>100 km &#8211; 2400 m+</strong></p>
<p>Another day dedicated to the most important climbs of central Italy, climbed several times during the Giro. Today you&#8217;ll ride on the Gran Sasso and reach Campo Imperatore: a definitely demanding stage. So we will not feel guilty during the typical Abruzzo dinner which, as you can imagine, will not be &#8220;light&#8221;! NOTE: after the first 65 km, once you arrive in Campo Imperatore, you can choose to continue by van or end the route riding back to Alanno.</p>

Stage 2 for cyclists:

Alanno – Ofena – Castel del Monte – Campo Imperatore 100 km – 2400 m+

Another day dedicated to the most important climbs of central Italy, climbed several times during the Giro. Today you’ll ride on the Gran Sasso and reach Campo Imperatore: a definitely demanding stage. So we will not feel guilty during the typical Abruzzo dinner which, as you can imagine, will not be “light”! NOTE: after the first 65 km, once you arrive in Campo Imperatore, you can choose to continue by van or end the route riding back to Alanno.

<h4 class="m20b">Program for non cyclists:</h4>
<p><strong>CITY TOUR TO PESCARA: </strong>Pescara is an Italian city on the Adriatic coast. It is known for its beaches and as the birthplace of the poet Gabriele D&#8217;Annunzio. The birthplace of Gabriele D&#8217;Annunzio, his childhood home, houses a museum about his life and works. The Museum of Genti d&#8217;Abruzzo offers exhibitions about local activities, such as ceramics and olive oil. At the Vittoria Colonna Museum of Modern Art it is possible to admire works by Miró and Picasso.</p>

Program for non cyclists:

CITY TOUR TO PESCARA: Pescara is an Italian city on the Adriatic coast. It is known for its beaches and as the birthplace of the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio. The birthplace of Gabriele D’Annunzio, his childhood home, houses a museum about his life and works. The Museum of Genti d’Abruzzo offers exhibitions about local activities, such as ceramics and olive oil. At the Vittoria Colonna Museum of Modern Art it is possible to admire works by Miró and Picasso.

DAY 3
<h4>Stage 3 for cyclists:</h4>
<p>Alanno &#8211; Caramanico Terme &#8211; Torre de Passeri &#8211; Alanno <strong>55 km &#8211; 900 m+</strong></p>
<p>We are at the end of this short but intense tour, but not before enjoying the last leg in Abruzzo, where the climbs will not be lacking anyway. Caramanico Terme and Torre dei Passeri will be the two necessary coffee stops, and when you see them you will understand why.</p>

Stage 3 for cyclists:

Alanno – Caramanico Terme – Torre de Passeri – Alanno 55 km – 900 m+

We are at the end of this short but intense tour, but not before enjoying the last leg in Abruzzo, where the climbs will not be lacking anyway. Caramanico Terme and Torre dei Passeri will be the two necessary coffee stops, and when you see them you will understand why.

<h4 class="m20b">Program for non cyclists:</h4>
<p><strong>CITY TOUR TO SULMONA:</strong><br />
Located in the heart of Abruzzo, close to the Majella National Park, Sulmona is known worldwide for its centuries-old tradition in the production of &#8220;confetti&#8221;. It was a Roman municipality, in 43 B.C. and was the birthplace of the Latin poet Publio Ovidio Nasone. The ancient writers, including Ovidio and Silio Italico, agreed on the remote origin of Sulmona, attributable to the destruction of Troy.</p>

Program for non cyclists:

CITY TOUR TO SULMONA:
Located in the heart of Abruzzo, close to the Majella National Park, Sulmona is known worldwide for its centuries-old tradition in the production of “confetti”. It was a Roman municipality, in 43 B.C. and was the birthplace of the Latin poet Publio Ovidio Nasone. The ancient writers, including Ovidio and Silio Italico, agreed on the remote origin of Sulmona, attributable to the destruction of Troy.

DAY 4
<p>After breakfast enjoy your time waiting for your departure</p>

After breakfast enjoy your time waiting for your departure

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