Marche
Destination
8 days
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Ita-Eng
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6+
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Le Marche Bike Tour, from the hills to the sea!

An e-bike trip from the mountains of Fabriano to the sea of the Conero! We leave from Fabriano and arrive in Sirolo at the foot of Monte Conero, crossing the hills of Le Marche and the Vallesina. An e-bike journey full of encounters and rich in truly unique experiences.

Group Tour – duration 8 days / 7 nights (from Saturday to Saturday)

Price per person: from € 1.550

  Customise this tour directly with the local Expert. This Marche bike tour can start with a minimum number of 6 participants. Ask for a tailor-made quote, based on your needs!

Where Le Marche Italy
When May, June and September
Technical information
  • Length of route: approx. 150 km
  • Total elevation gain: about 4,000 m
  • Bike equipment: E-MTB Gravel Bianchi T-Tronic rebel 9.1 630 W battery
  • Technical difficulty: easy
  • Km covered and difference in height are to be considered indicative. The guide can make changes to the route for the safety of the group based, for example, on changes in weather conditions. Even in the days before departure or during the tour
Tour itinerary includes Nature, sport. culture, food and wine
Not included Transport to and from the destination
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Day 1: Arrival at Fabriano

Arrival in Fabriano in the day. Let yourself be inspired by our suggestions for independent tours of the city.

Meeting with your guide for a welcome aperitif/dinner. You will be introduced to the other members of the group and enjoy a tasting that will be your first encounter with the flavours and smells of Le Marche region of Italy, which you will then find again along the journey, right there in the land where they come from!

Accommodation at a B&B in the historic centre. In your room, you will find a wooden box made by craftsmen from Le Marche region, in which you will collect and take home all the memories you have collected during the trip.

Visited: Fabriano
Included: Aperitif/dinner, accommodation at the B&B with breakfast


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Day 2: Fabriano & Genga

Fabriano is the city of paper. After breakfast at the hotel, you will meet the Master Papermaker in his workshop in the historic centre. With him you will try your hand at making sheets of paper following the ancient tradition!

Packed lunch and preparation of bicycles.

The first stop will take you to Genga, where you can dedicate yourself to optional activities including: relaxation in the facility, excursion and bath at the river, visit to the famous Frasassi caves, visit to the Valadier temple, bath at the San Vittore spa. Dinner included.

Info: Marche itinerary by bike about 15 km on dirt roads with little traffic.

Visited: Fabriano and Genga
Included: Workshop with the Master Papermaker, packed lunch, 15 km e-bike tour with guide, dinner, overnight stay in B&B with breakfast


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Day 3: Monte Murano

The morning starts with a breakfast like champions, just what you need to tackle the first real stage of this cycling tour of Le Marche! From Genga you will set off towards Mount Murano. From a height of 830 metres, it will offer you breathtaking views over the entire Vallesina valley.

For lunch you are expected by our passionate beekeeper. The welcome to his home is immediately sweet! A lunch/tasting based on farm produce awaits you. You will discover and taste the honey in delicious combinations proposed for you by a connoisseur!

It’s soon time to immerse yourself in the world of bees! Dressed in beekeeper’s clothes, you will go to the apiary to learn more about the world of bees and its orderly complexity! You will become a beekeeper for a day and handle the tools of the trade while discovering all the products of the hive, in particular royal jelly, which you will collect and take to the laboratory for extraction. The most courageous (you will understand why) will be able to graft new “sticks” to take back to the apiary!

At the end of this exciting experience, you will leave for Montecarotto, home of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, one of the most important Italian white wines! Dinner included.

Info: Itinerary by bike about 40 km on unpaved roads with little traffic.

Visited: Monte Murano and Montecarotto
Included: Beekeeping experience, tasting lunch, 40 km e-bike tour with guide, accommodation and breakfast


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Day 4: Jesi and San Marcello, with gusto!

In the morning, we get in the saddle for a ride through the rolling hills of Verdicchio dei castelli di Jesi! A white wine special for its longevity and ability to improve over time. Packed lunch.

We arrive in San Marcello, a small village in the hills above the town of Jesi. Here you will meet an expert olive grower, who will take you on a walk through his olive grove, telling you the story of his farm and the varieties of olives he grows.

After the walk, you will be transferred to the laboratory to take part in a tasting of the monovarietal olive oil produced on the farm: a real mini course in professional tasting of extra virgin olive oil! After tasting the different types of olive oil, it’s time to savour the farm’s other products. We don’t want to reveal anything, the surprise is worth the wait! And finally, a real treat: an olive leaf herbal tea!

Just one kilometre from here, you will reach another place of rare beauty where you will meet two passionate winemakers who have dedicated themselves for years to sustainable, biodynamic viticulture and hospitality in their small farmhouse/osteria.

You will take a walk through the vineyards and learn about the territory, the history of the vines on the farm and the principles of sustainable viticulture adopted on the farm. Here they produce wine in amphora using an ancient technique already in use by the Picenes over 2,000 years ago!

During the short farm tour, you will discover these underground amphorae. In the winery we will talk about the equipment used and the winemaking methods without added yeast, following the philosophy of spontaneous fermentation, and amphora winemaking.

The owners also bring their identity to the table by serving the fruit of their work over a glass. The time has come to taste these delights with a tasting menu where each wine is paired with a dish from the osteria. Accommodation in the same farm.

Info: Itinerary by bike, about 20 km on unpaved roads with little traffic.

Visited: Jesi and San Marcello
Included: Packed lunch, walk through the olive grove and mini olive oil tasting course including final tasting (snack), visit to the vineyard and winery to discover amphora wine with tasting dinner, 20 km e-bike tour with guide, accommodation and breakfast


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Day 5: Offagna

Back in the saddle! We will cross the Esino river and ride the few kilometres that separate us from the sea!

The arrival is scheduled in Offagna, a Conero village dominated by its majestic medieval fortress that stands on a tuff cliff. You will be guests of a charming b&b right in the historic centre!

Here you can spend your free time visiting one of the 3 special museums in the village or discovering the essential oils just a short distance from the historic centre. Dinner is on your own at one of the town’s restaurants.

Info: Cycling route approx. 30 km on both white and asphalted roads with little traffic.

Visited: Offagna
Included: 30 km e-bike tour with guide, accommodation with breakfast at a charming B&B


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Day 6: Sirolo and Ancona

Today the last stage before reaching the sea of the Conero awaits you! You will reach the seaside village of Sirolo, on the slopes of Mount Conero, where you will have a well-deserved lunch and take possession of your rooms.

In the early afternoon we will transfer to Ancona. This time you will get on an electric scooter and set off with your guide to discover the city.

Along the way, you will stop at the Pinacoteca Civica, where you will create Titian Red with the expert, following the original recipe of the Master!

Here Titian red will meet Fabriano filigree, sealing the conclusion of this wonderful experience. You will be called upon to express your emotions linked to the journey, by painting the sheet of paper you produced in Fabriano in Titian Red colour.

To end the day, there is nothing better than the city of Doricum can offer: a panoramic aperitif/dinner at sunset in front of the ancient lighthouse! At the end transfer to the accommodation in Sirolo and accommodation.

Info: Itinerary by bike about 18 km on both unpaved and asphalted roads with little traffic.

Visited: Sirolo and Ancona
Included: Lunch, tour with electric scooter and tour guide in Ancona, entrance to the civic art gallery, natural colour creation workshop, panoramic aperitif at sunset, bike tour about 18 km with guide, accommodation at B&B with breakfast


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Day 7: Conero

Free day on the Conero. On this day you can dedicate yourself to relaxation, excursions and the sea!

Let yourself be inspired by our suggestions to enjoy this day to the full, including visits and activities to be carried out independently! You will have your own e-bikes at your disposal.

Among the optional activities, we propose:

  • kayak excursion to reach the 2 sorelle beach by sea
  • e-bike excursion on Mount Conero
  • horse riding excursion on the Conero

Dinner and lunch on your own.

Visited: Conero
Included: e-bike, accommodation in B&B with breakfast


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Day 8: Goodbye in Le Marche

This incredible bike tour of Le Marche ends today! You can decide to extend your holiday by the sea or we will take care of your transfer to the nearest station or airport or to the place of departure (Fabriano).

Don’t forget the box of memories to take home with you:

  • a jar of honey containing royal jelly
  • a small bottle of monovarietal oil (your favourite among those you have tasted)
  • your work of art (the sheet of paper made in Fabriano and painted by you in Ancona in Titian red)!

Visited: Conero
Included: breakfast

 

le marche food & bike tour

 

What’s included:
7 overnight stays
6 days e-bike rental (excluding departure and arrival days)
Luggage transport for the duration of the trip
7 days of MTB guide/escort (including arrival day)
All meals (including packed lunches) with the exception of: dinner on day 5 (in Offagna), lunch and dinner on day 7 (free day on the Conero Riviera), meals on day 8 (departure day)
Paper-making workshop with the Master Papermaker
Beekeeping experience on day 3
Visit to the vineyard and wine cellar to discover amphora wine with tasting dinner on day 4
Walk through the olive grove and mini-tasting course of monovarietal extra virgin olive oils, including final tasting of farm products (snack) on day 4
Return transfer for the visit of Ancona on day 6
Tourist guide for the visit of Ancona on day 6
Electric scooter rental for the visit to Ancona on day 6
Entrance to the art gallery on day 6
Natural colour creation workshop on day 6
Panoramic aperitif at sunset served in front of the ancient lighthouse on day 6
Final transfer to the place of departure (Fabriano) or to the nearest station or airport (Ancona or nearby)
Liability and health insurance
The box of your memories
What’s not included: 
Transfer to the starting point
Optional activities
Eventual tourist taxes
Anything not mentioned under “what’s included”

 

Price per person: € 1.550

Supplements:

  • Single room to be quoted according to period of departure

Reductions:

  • 190 own bike

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Payments: 100% at the time of booking

Cancellation policy: 

  • 30% fee if the cancellation is made at least 30 days prior to departure
  • 100% fee if the cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to departure

We recommend to subscribe an insurance policy that covers any penalties in case of cancellation of your Le Marche food and bike tour from the hills to the sea. Read the Terms and Conditions of Italia Delight (art. 11).

What’s included:

  • 7 overnight stays
  • 6 days e-bike rental (excluding departure and arrival days)
  • Luggage transport for the duration of the trip
  • 7 days of MTB guide/escort (including arrival day)
  • All meals (including packed lunches) with the exception of: dinner on day 5 (in Offagna), lunch and dinner on day 7 (free day on the Conero Riviera), meals on day 8 (departure day)
  • Paper-making workshop with the Master Papermaker
  • Beekeeping experience on day 3
  • Visit to the vineyard and wine cellar to discover amphora wine with tasting dinner on day 4
  • Walk through the olive grove and mini-tasting course of monovarietal extra virgin olive oils, including final tasting of farm products (snack) on day 4
  • Return transfer for the visit of Ancona on day 6
  • Tourist guide for the visit of Ancona on day 6
  • Electric scooter rental for the visit to Ancona on day 6
  • Entrance to the art gallery on day 6
  • Natural colour creation workshop on day 6
  • Panoramic aperitif at sunset served in front of the ancient lighthouse on day 6
  • Final transfer to the place of departure (Fabriano) or to the nearest station or airport (Ancona or nearby)
  • Liability and health insurance
  • The box of your memories

What’s not included:

  • Transfer to the starting point
  • Optional activities
  • Eventual tourist taxes
  • Anything not mentioned under “what’s included”

Giorgio

We are Giorgio and Giovanni, born to help you discover the territory of the Marches starting from the element that most characterises each place, the land, and from the human activity that is most closely linked to and best describes each territory, agriculture.

We collaborate with farm holiday structures located in a rural context because we are convinced that this is the best point of view from which to discover these places.

Travelling or living an experience with us means being involved and moved by contact with an authentic land rich in flavours, knowledge, people and unique landscapes.

All our proposals are adaptable to your needs and we are here to plan YOUR trip to Le Marche.

Price per person: € 1.550

Supplements:

  • Single room to be quoted according to period of departure

Reductions:

  • 190 own bike

To send a trip enquiry, contact the local Expert who organises this trip.

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