Itinerary: Corridonia; Morrovalle- Montecosaro; 14,4 Km; easy.
The itinerary which takes you to the ancient abbeys is very pleasant for the easiness of the route and also for its historic treasures waiting to be discovered.
From Corridonia, cycle down towards the nearby hamlet San Claudio where, pedalling along the attractive avenue of cypress trees, you will reach the gem that sets it apart: the Abbey of San Claudio al Chienti. The abbey is a magnificent architectural treasure in Romanesque style, and one of the most important and well preserved of the Marche. The place becomes even more fascinating if you take into account the recent archaeological findings which suggest the presence of the tomb of Charlemagne.
Back on your bike, cross the fields of Morrovalle, a tranquil hilly area with ancient springs and typical farm houses. Cycling up the hills of Montecosaro, you may become intrigued by the history of the abbey – Abbey of Santa Maria a Pie’ di Chienti, one of the most interesting religious monuments in Italy.