The tour starts from the train station of Genga – San Vittore Terme at Genga Stazione to give the possibility to join us matching train and bike.
At the beginning the route develops on paved roads through the narrow gorge overlooking the river and the mountain of the famous Grotte di Frasassi. Then the track is walkable only on foot for a short but steep climb. After that, our way will lead us to the Tempio del Valadie (“Temple of Valadie”) that is a church in a cave carved from the mountain’s rock. This location is perfect for a pause.
Then, we’ll cycle on paved roads again for few more km, and then we’ll take up cycling on cart tracks with slight slope. Our direction is Vallemontagnana, village in the municipality of Fabriano. It’s exactly here that the famous caves were discovered in 1971. Got the breathtaking views and lush fields that look like Trentino’s landscapes, we’ll make a break before coming back again to the train station of Genga – San Vittore Terme.
Diff in Level
Type of Tour
How choose tour and the correct bike for it?
The premise is: haven’t got the appropriate bike shouldn’t be a reason to give up. There is always a solution!
Anyway, the difference between “street bike” or “off” always remains. Therefore, in order to facilitate understanding what is the best bike for every tour, we can identify bike in the following categories:
MOUNTAIN BIKE: these bikes prefer roads and paths. They have knobby shells, gearbox with short reports to tackle even the toughest climbs, suspension and hydraulic disc brakes;
ROAD BIKES: they are projected for speed with compact geometries that make them extremely responsive to each push on the pedals. They also have thin tires and foster roads on asphalt;
GRAVEL: they are a compromise that combine some features and advantages of racing bike and mountain bikes. The tires are wider than road bikes and with tessellation, so they are good for unpaved and paved roads;
E-BIKE: it’s a good bike for everyone, but particularly appropriate to those who haven’t got a specific training. They are right for any type of road surface, but better for roads and paths.
Prices include the assistance of a certificated guide who guarantees security, knowledge of the Marche territory during all bike tour. Contact us and ask a quote; our offers are flexible and customizable.
Our aim is helping people to decide the tour according to its athletic difficulty and technical difficulty, so everyone can choose the best one thinking about the own training level and ability to ride.
ROADS SURFACE CHARACTERISTIC
They represent the main way of the territory, such as state roads, provincial roads, many comunal roads and any other roads made with asphalt.
They are cart roads with a gravel or natural surface, such as forestall roads, usually comfortable and flowing. They are often called “white roads” or unpaved roads.
They are runways with a natural surface in rocks, grass and irregular ground, that sometimes looks not cycle lane due to good climb.
They are routes with natural ground used by hikers. The slope is variable, ranging from flat to steep sections. The ground may be sliding or obstructed by stones, roots and rock steps.
The main characteristic is in the landscape, characterized by humps and bumps, curves and twists, rocks and roots, trunks and steps into an active and continuous evolution of the path’s ground.