On the edge of two ridges, between the Apennines and the sea, through the old Marche’s valleys rich in history. Precious treasures of unspoiled nature to be crossed by mountain bike. The trip starts from the Abbey of St. Vittore alle Chiuse, a few hundred meters from the famous Frasassi’s Caves.
To tell us about the "Frasassi MTB Tour" multistage itinerary is Marco Oggioni of AleSte Tour, a tour operator for Vacanzattiva! and the creator of this route, who immediately explains: "This is not a normal route, it’s a journey through nature and spirituality".
Oggioni, what should the cyclist expect by choosing the Frasassi MTB Tour?
It’s a trip that immerses the rider into a well-preserved nature but in constant communication with the man and the many villages that populate it. The land is slightly man-made as shown by the traditional 'mosaic' crops, on the other hand many trails pass through ancient forests, beech and chestnut trees.
A sportive itinerary ideal for meditation.
The Umbria-Marche’s ridge and the one that goes towards the sea are crossed by a strong spiritual current. These are the valleys where Saint Francis walked, let us not forget that. As early as 1000 a.C. here there were many monasteries and abbeys. The Frasassi MTB Tour retrace this history, riding through Marche’s soul, off the best known tracks.
Nature, history and art. The recipes for the development of a cuisine of excellence.
That’s right. In this region there are high quality typical products. Just think about the Verdicchio of Matelica (Controlled designation of origin), Fabriano’s salami, or excellent products such as truffles and oil. In addition there is a strong rediscovery of the so-called 'poor cuisine' which makes legumes the protagonists of this land.
What is the most beautiful experience that you have done along the Frasassi MTB Tour?
Reaching the top, on the grasslands of the mountains, watching the sky and realize to share a piece of your travel with eagles. Or watching the flight of the rare Lanner