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 does not include:
- The journey to / from Calabria
- Shuttle bus to/from any Airport
- 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