The path in the valley that connects Teramo to Ascoli Piceno is very demanding in terms of time and energies, but it’s rewarding for the splendid panoramic views. Moreover it gives the chance to travel in contact with the human history that filled this territory with works of different ages, an expression of the technological level and the economical needs of certain period in history. It isn’t rare to meet photovoltaic fields and old farmsteads, abandoned manors and century-old olive groves.
Nature itself offers great treasures to the travelers, like the Gorges of Salinello and the surrounding majestic mountains.
A long and very demanding path (140 km), suitable for experts. It goes through a mixed territory, between flat, hills and plateaus.
The start is from the beach resort of Martinsicuro in Abruzzo, in the border between Marche and Abruzzo. After a riding on the “Adriatica” cycle path that runs along the sea, you go towards the inland, up to Sant’Omero.
Going towards south-west a hill stretch begins up to Cesenà and then Campli. At that point there are the uplands of the north-east side of Laga mountains, with a constant climb (30 kilometers) that leads up to 1200 meters between Macchia del Sole and Settecerri. A little descend towards Cerquito and then up again (10 kilometers) on the slope that takes to San Giacomo.
The way back slong Vibrata Valley passes through a descend towards Civitella del Tronto and along the state road up to Sant’Omero.
The way back goes north towards the farming town of Corropoli first and then you go through the valley up to the little climb that leads to Tortoreto. The sea of Martinsicuro is few kilometers from there.
City of departure: Martinsicuro
City of arrival: Martinsicuro
Length (Km): 140
Type of Itinerary: Full day
Difference in height (m): 2500
Difference in downhill (m): 2500
Highest point (m): 1189
Lowest point (m): 0
Duration (h.): 10