Trabocchi Cycle Network

Abruzzo

Numbers refer to the sum of all network segments

261km ↔️

5 days 📅

25% unpaved 🚵‍♂️

3760m D+ ↗️

3190m D- ↘️

350m asl ⛰

🗺 Francavilla al Mare (CH)

📅 March – September

Activities

🔎 Overview

This cycling tour takes place on the Trabocchi Cycle Network: a paved and unpaved network of cycling routes made to discover the coasts and hinterland of Abruzzo 🇮🇹 🚲 ❣️ 

Trabocchi are ancient wooden constructions made for fishing, nowadays most of them are used as restaurants where you can taste fresh fish dishes. Meat lovers instead, have to try the famous “arrosticini” (sheep meat stick).

Starting from Francavilla towards the inland, turn your head to see the sea, rise it to look at the mighty Majella mountain.

Through the hills and vineyards towards Ortona you don’t wanna miss a tour of the Aragonese castle overlooking the sea.💧

Cycling along the coast in the direction of San Vito you will often be tempted to get off your bike and take a swim in the crystal clear waters! 😉 🌊

A city you should visit is Lanciano: a place of pilgrimage known for the “Miracle of Lanciano”.

Back to the coast, you could take a rest at the Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere perched on a hill from which you will enjoy a wonderful view of the Costa dei Trabocchi.

The wonderful Punta Aderci Nature Reserve near Vasto complete this cycling tour.

Here you can find more information about the complete route network https://costadeitrabocchimob.it/ and feel free to ask us for advices ✌️

👀 Our advices

Be sure to visit the Farmstay “Fattoria Uliveto” and its “Ventricina Academy” in village of Scerni. Their Ventricina sausage -made of the finest parts of the pig and with a spicy and aromatic flavour and taste- won many national and international prices

Build your own route and personalise it within the route network for the best experience

Some of the rivers crossed by the routes have to be waded. That’s gonna be an adventure if it rains beforehand

📸 Points of interest

Trabocchi coast

Aragonese castle
—castle in Ortona overlooking the sea

Majella mountain

San Vito
you will be tempted to get off your bike and take a swim in the crystal clear waters

Crocchio
hidden gem in the hills with a Ducal Castle looking out over the Majella mountain

St. Francis church in Lanciano
—where the “Miracle of Lanciano” occurred

St. Giovanni abbey
—perched on a hill with a great view on the Trabocchi Coast

Punta Aderci
—natural reserve near Vasto

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