Project Description

3 days and 2 nights / Cycling Itinerary

Cycling Through Mediterranean Nature and Ancient Villages in Calabria


2 nights and 3 days

If you love discovering the essence of a  territory full of gorgeous nature and great local traditional cuisine don’t miss this experience. Enjoy the pleasure of cycling through the italian countryside. We discover the green heart of the Pollino National Park. While cycling you will experience the suggestive view of  a typical historic village perched on the rock.  During this guided cycling holiday in Calabria you will be based and spent each overnights in run by families cosy bed and breakfast’s in the centre of Civita overlooking the stunning “Gole del Raganello” and the imposing mountain called “Timpa del Demanio”.

Day by day program

Day 1.  Civita ( Pollino National Park – Calabria )

We meet in the late afternoon in Civita where we stay for two nights. This evening we start with the typical Italian conviviality in a delightful local restaurant tasting the intersting melting pot of Arbereshe and Calabrian culinary traditions.

Day 2.  Cycling from Morano Calabro to the Lavender Park  ( Pollino National Park – Calabria )

After breakfast our bus takes us  to Morano Calabro to reach our cycle starting point.  We take the so called  “Ciclovia dei Parchi” ( Cycle path of the parks ) which runs along an ancient route of the railway. It is considered one of the most beautiful cycle paths in southern Italy as it crosses three national parks and one regional park . We will travel the stretch that will take us to Campotenese. We stop a little bit  to admire some of the highest peaks of  the Pollino National Park in the distance. We leave the cycle path to reach in about twenty minutes the Levander park. We hear from the owner about the healthy properties and usage of this so scented plant and walk among the fascinating cultivation. After this intersting experience we cycle back passing through the green countryside. We stop and have lunch based on high quality local products in a eco-building made up of wooden logs. After lunch we cycle back to our bus and arrive in Civita where we relax. Tonight we have dinner in a local family run restaurant which cooks with passion using only high quality local products.

km 38  – Elevation 650 m – 90% cycle path / 8% quiet countryside road / 2% statal road

Day 3.  Cycling Through a Luxuriant Beech Forest   ( Novacco – Pollino National Park – Calabria )

After breakfast we reach by bus “Piano di Novacco”  from which our cycling route begins. We take our bicicles and start to pass  through a luxuriant beech forest with a slight uphill gradient.  A green heart where, if we are lucky, it happens to see the typical Calabrian black squirrel hopping from one beech to another! At the end of our cycling morning we stop and have a pic nic lunch in open air surrounded by this enchanting nature. We put our bicicle on the bus and go back to Civita for departure.

km 28,8  – Elevation 608 m – 100% forest trail ( Mountain bike needed)

We reserve the right to make changes depending on local circumstances.

This package includes:

  • 2 overnigths with breakfast in b&b in the historic centre of Civita ( Pollino National Park, Calabria )
  • 2 Guided cycling itineraries as per program
  • 2 Traditional dinner in a typical restaurant
  • Shuttle bus to the cycle starting point for the two  itineraries indicated in the program
  • Bycicle transportation to the cycle starting point for the two  itineraries indicated in the program
  • 1 lunch based on local products
  • 1 guided visit to the Lavender Park
  • 1 pic nic lunch based on local products

This package does not include:

  • The journey to / from Calabria
  • Flight
  • Shuttle bus to/from any Airport
  • Drinks
  • Single supplement
  • Tourist tax (where applied)
  • Tips and extras
  • Any insurance or cancellation policies
  • Bike hire (optional extra if you do not wish to bring your own)
  • Anything that is not specified in “This package includes”
  • For this route we reccomend a Mountain Bike since the itineray of the third day is not suitable for a road bike.
  • Rental bike or e-bike on request

If you do not want to bring your own bicicle please consider the following rental costs:

– Price for an e-bike for a full day rental: euro 50,00 per person per day

3 Days / 2 nights
Medium Level
Guided Cycling Itinerary
Minimum 8 partecipants – Max 16 partecipants
Period: April – May – June – September – October

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