From Ascoli Piceno to Umito, 28 km, medium difficulty.
Starting out from Ascoli Piceno, go along the ancient Via Salaria in the direction of Rome accompanied only by the sound of your wheels on the asphalt.
The ascent begins fairly suddenly about 19 km after the start, in the Santa Maria area.
Pozza, 665 meters high, is the highest point of this route; from here, cycle downhill past the partisan cemetery that emanates eternal peace.
It was here amidst the snow that German forces attacked in the early hours of March 12, 1944. The partisans had hidden themselves in local peasants’ homes, and the surprise gunfire killed both civilians and partisans. Now they reside in their quiet resting place in the woods.
Silence will accompany you as far as Umito, the final stage of the tour from which the descent begins, after the long ascent back in time in these commemorative sites.