Itinerary: Fabriano- Valleremita, length: 7,5 KM; medium level of difficulty
Begin your bike ride from the ancient churches and Benedictine cloisters of Fabriano, a town extended over the valley straddling the Umbria-Marches Apennines, and famous for its high quality paper production. It belongs to the list of UNESCO creative cities, in the category “Handicrafts, arts and popular traditions”.
There is much to see: the Cathedral of San Venanzio, the imposing Palazzo del Podestà, located in the typical medieval square, and the Sturinalto Fountain. Cycling along the hills, get ready for the ascent into the Valleremita area. The hermitage of Santa Maria di Valdisasso is located in this isolated, almost forgotten area.
Legend has it that St Francis came to this hermitage. You’d better leave your bike aside for a while to visit this intriguing place.