There is something for everyone... the Gargano and the bicycle are a natural, winning couple.
AMIDST THE SEA AND THE MOUNTAINS
The route: the promontory in its infinite variety of landscapes. Two days for those who enjoy pedalling hard and at the same time immersing themselves in the wildest, most uncontaminated nature.
The technique: more than two hundred kilometres structured over two stages, to be travelled in two days. It starts out from the sea, heading constantly up and down the hills in the heart of the mountain, until arriving at the Umbra Forest 80 km later. The second part of the stage leads to Rodi Garganico, along a route that is almost all downhill, a healthy choice. The second stage is less demanding. Recommended ratios... 42 * 21-23.
Refuelling: for the first stage, the route offers the possibility of a break in the Umbra Forest, where it is almost an obligation to stop: for a classic refuelling, a picnic or packed lunch. As concerns the second stage, refuelling depends on the time of departure. At arrival, we recommend visiting one of the excellent restaurants Manfredonia has to offer.
PEDALLING WITH FRIENDS
The route: it starts out from Peschici, arriving in Peschici after 40 km of some of the most beautiful, evocative areas of the whole of the Gargano: a beautiful sea, aromatic hills and evergreen pine forests. The view from Torre Monte Pucci is quite incredible. This is just one of the many coastal towers dotted along the promontory.
The route has also been designed for those with sports bicycles wishing to do some serious exercise. There are only some difficulties during the first few kilometres, whereas for the rest, the route is pretty smooth, allowing those travelling to enjoy the full beauty of the landscapes.