FABRIANO (HAMLETS ALBACINA and POGGIO SAN ROMUALDO) - ELCITO ( Hamlet of San Severino Marche) - SAN VICINO. LENGTH: 67,4 KM. DIFFICULT.
The route is suitable for bike tourists who are really fit and like challenges, especially in the last stretch towards Elcito, where the climb is quite steep. Still, the spectacular scenery will boost your energy while you ride.
Starting out from Albacina, cycle in the direction of Fabriano right up to the top of Poggio San Romualdo, where you will find the homonymous village nestled in the greenery. The view
is spectacular and the clouds seem to rest gently on the surrounding mountains. Continuing on, you can decide to take a deviation to Pian dell’Elmo, passing by Val di Castro where the
Abbey of San Salvatore founded by Saint Romualdo is located. Going up to the San Giovanni area, stop to visit Precicchie Castle, a remote fortress that still retains intact all of the fascination of a medieval castle.
Crossing Apiro, a delightful village located in the mountains of the Macerata region, stop at Lake Castreccioni of Cingoli, the ideal place to recharge your batteries before the long climb
up to Elcito. A very moving landscape awaits you here on Mount San Vicino, in the charming hillside town of Elcito overlooking the timeless atmosphere of the entire Valfucina area.
This town is rich in history and it still has the mysterious air of the prison centre that it used to be.
Your tour has ended. With your mountain bike, you can now turn off towards Pian dell’Elmo and move towards Poggio San Romualdo, at the point where you began.