Bike Tour Bosco Quarto, in the heart of Gargano

Discovering Gargano by mountain bike

From the coast to the woods of Gargano, through a really exciting mixed path.
First, the climb to the heights of the Puglia mountainous promontory, then the shadow of the forest through the shepherds’ ancient paths.
A unique experience for those who want to immerse themselves in the nature, while remaining close by the most important urban centers of the coast.

Technical description:
The climb that leads from Manfredonia to Ruggiano includes a couple of hairpin turns quite challenging. This stretch is also exposed to the sun for most of the day. The rest of the route is suitable for everyone; pleasant and shady the part in the woods.

Points of interest

NATURE HOUSE
NATURE HOUSE

A historic forest barracks converted into a hiking refuge. It is located in the locality of "Coppa del Giglio", immersed in the wood of turkey oaks of Bosco Quarto, one of the prestigious areas of the Gargano National Park. Today it houses hikers and cyclists in the absolute silence of the forest.

GULF OF MANFREDONIA'S VIEW
GULF OF MANFREDONIA'S VIEW

Spectacular view of the Gulf of Manfredonia, from the city’s port to Margherita di Savoia town. The entire Gulf is formed by a large cove, between the Gargano promontory at north and the mouth of the river Ofanto at south. This coastal strip extends for over 60 km.

BOSCO QUARTO
BOSCO QUARTO

The forest covers the area between Mount St. Angelo, St. Giovanni Rotondo and Carpino. It covers 8,000 hectares, featuring an extended wood of turkey oaks and a lush holly undergrowth. A series of little dirt roads wiggle out of it, ideal for easy mountain biking or walking paths. Walking along the paths in the forest you are immersed in the majesty of oaks, beech trees and maples, where echo the verses of different varieties of birds.

Where to buy, where to eat, where to sleep, where to go

Cicli Spano
Cicli Spano

Bicycles’ sale and repair in Manfredonia. Cycling sportswear shop.Headquarters of the cycling sport group.Products:Brands: Scott bicycles, Shimano components, CampagnoloClothing: Castelli, Scott, Sportful, Santini, Northwave

La Bottega del Vino
La Bottega del Vino

In 2007 three close friends connected by their passion and experience gained in the world of wine, started a project: "Officina del Vino" (Wine Workshop).Our challenge was to build the first winery in Dauno territory (Puglia), with a clear goal:...

Oasi Lago Salso SPA
Oasi Lago Salso SPA

Lake Salso is a coastal wetland area in the Gulf of Manfredonia, which is part of the Gargano National Park, consisting of large artificial basins and tanks realized during the Tavolieres Land Reform reclamation.The 1,040 hectares area is part of...

Photo Tour Puglia
Photo Tour Puglia

Art, culture and nature are just some of the reasons to visit Puglia, in a surprising journey to discover a territory that speaks a new language, made of emotions. Thus was born Puglia Photo Tour: a photo-trip with professional photographers and...

Coppolarossa
Coppolarossa

The restaurant "CoppolaRossa", since 1983, is a family restaurant with delicious food. Its aim is to value products exclusively from Gargano.Chef Tonino Coppolarossa offers everyday new recipes of the traditional cuisine.General price list:It...

Seashell Restaurant Bar Cafè
Seashell Restaurant Bar Cafè

Located within the marina "Marina del Gargano", it offers traditional fish and meat dishes and an extraordinary pizza, with various types of dough.The atmosphere is elegant and refined, we also offer services for celebrations and events of all kinds.

Pizzeria Re Manfredi
Pizzeria Re Manfredi

Re Manfredi cafeteria, pizzeria and hors d'oeuvre tray, is a refined local in Manfredonia.Located a few meters from the sea, the place shows off ‘sailor’ colors, who make the customer feel like on board a big ship. Courtesy and kindness do...

Villa Cridelli
Villa Cridelli

The structure, located on the road to Manfredonia, is surrounded by green areas and has large indoor and outdoor spaces.Villa Cridelli offers the opportunity to celebrate your wedding party surrounded by a quiet nature, giving you elegant and...

Cafè des Artistes
Cafè des Artistes

The Café des Artistes is located in one of the most exciting places of Manfredonia, “Pertugio del Monaco”, a perfect combination of art, history and nature.The Cafè has an established experience in public services such as cafeteria, ice...

Regiohotel Manfredi
Regiohotel Manfredi

The Manfredi Regiohotel is located in a quiet area very close to the town of Manfredonia and a few kilometers from Gargano’s main points of interest, for activities and excursions: the Umbra Forest, with its shady dirt paths, the charming...

Hotel ristorante Roma
Hotel ristorante Roma

Hotel with restaurant in the historic center of San Ferdinando di Puglia. Renovated in 2009, the property features comfortable rooms, the hotel perfectly combines the traditional cuisine of the restaurant with the hotel’s modern furnishing.Its...

Copacabana Hotel Design
Copacabana Hotel Design

Architecture and design, even if are extraordinary creative qualities, are not enough to describe the great soul of the Copacabana Hotel Design.It is founded on a warmth welcoming, with a smiling and helpful staff, always ready to 'cuddle' their...

Hotel Menta e Rosmarino
Hotel Menta e Rosmarino

Located at 650 meters above sea level, the hotel is in the high part of Manfredonia, fraction "Ruggiano". The structure is suitable for those who prefer quiet rural areas, a few kilometers from Gargano’s most representative places: the sea, the...

La Dolce Vista
La Dolce Vista

In the heart of the old town of Manfredonia, with a romantic seaview, you will find the charming residence "La Dolce Vista".In a historic building, overlooking the picturesque port of Manfredonia - a cheerful and typically Puglian town - this...

Casa Manfredi
Casa Manfredi

Casa Manfredi was born as a result of the restyling of a portion of Cafarelli Palace, located in the center of Manfredonia.The body of the building has a eighteenth century setting, with some nice shelves under the balconies and a singular...

B&B Stella Marina
B&B Stella Marina

It is located in an ancient manor farm in Manfredonia dating back to the early '900. The architecture signs of the time are still visible inside and outside the structure.The farm is composed of a lower floor, with the restaurant, and an upper...

Camping Lido Tellina
Camping Lido Tellina

A green oasis, by the sea of Manfredonia. Surrounded by nature, with long white beaches and undulating dunes that add a wild and unspoiled atmosphere to your relax and fun holiday.Services:- Private beach, with umbrellas and sun beds, windsurf...

Camping Lido Salpi
Camping Lido Salpi

The camp is open all year. It covers an area of around 10,000 square meters and it has a spacious green area, tent and camper pitches separated by trees, 3 groups of toilet facilities (full comfort), camper service, market, bar pizzeria,...

GAL DaunOfantino
GAL DaunOfantino

The GAL DaunOfantino is a limited liability Company, formed by the Municipalities Consortium of the area, associations and organizations operating in the territory and private entities. Its main tasks are to ensure information to the population...

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Technical data

City of departure: Manfredonia

Departure: Manfredonia

City of arrival: Monte Sant'Angelo

Arrival: Coppa del Giglio

Length (Km): 36

Difficulty: Average

Discipline: Mixed

Type of Itinerary: Half Day

Difference in height (m): 500

Difference in downhill (m): 250

Highest point (m): 761

Lowest point (m): 20

Duration (h.): 2