Itinerary: GORGE FURLO - FOSSOMBRONE - URBINO; 70 km, medium difficulty.
The Furlo Gorge Nature Reserve comprises 3,600 hectares of uncontaminated forests, meadows and peaks populated by golden eagles, wolves, deers and roe deers. Furlo Pass has been the scene of a number of historical events which - from the Etruscans to the Italy of the Savoy Royal Family - made it an important transit route along the ancient Via Flaminia.
Going along Via Flaminia again you reach Fossombrone, a village of very old origins divided into two parts by the mountain: the medieval part facing the mountains and the seventeenthcentury part facing the valley.
Back on the saddle once again, go towards Urbino and, passing through the pine forests of Monti delle Cesane you can admire the panoramas stretching from Romagna to the Metauro Valley. These mountains boast one of the most important centres of organic products, and a stop is recommended in order to taste the food of this area.
Once in Renaissance Urbino, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the painter Raphael, you are free to lose yourself in the discovery of history, art and culture.
When returning we recommend an intermediate stopover in Fermignano, a village in the Metauro valley where the Romans defeated the Carthaginians led by Hasdrubal.