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THE TREASURES OF LATIUM: FIUGGI, APPIA ANTICA & ROME

 self-guided 7 days cycling holiday

 

 

This lovely tour will allow you to explore the whole area between Fiuggi and Rome: you start with the beautiful surroundings of Fiuggi and relax in a 4* hotel, placed in a green oasis. The hotel has an elegant and luxurious spa area over 1000 square meters where you can relax and try between different wellness packages. Then you will reach Rome, the eternal city and spend an entire day exploring the capital of Italy, rich in archaeological sites, churches, monuments and museums full of art treasures.

 

Highlights of this tour:

  • The thermal city of Fiuggi

  • The Lake of Canterno, home of many protected birds

  • The vineyards of Cesanese  

  • Anagni, a beautiful medieval city, summer residence of many popes 

  • The Appia Antica, the ancient road which leads you directly in front of the Colosseum

  • Rome, the eternal city 

 

Programme

 

Day 1

Arrival in Fiuggi

Upon arrival, you will be given route information and bikes for your tour.

After a welcome cocktail it is possible to cycle around Fiuggi. Fiuggi is known all over the world for its waters: The merits of the waters of this ancient district set in the heart of the Ciociaria were well noted by the ancients and since then generations of visitors have drunk from these springs, in search of the extraordinary benefits that they have offered for over two thousand years.

 

Day 2

Fiuggi – the road of Cesanese – Fiuggi (approx. 38 km / 24 miles, 600 m of elevation gain)

Panoramic tour on the edges of Simbruini Mountains. After a sweet climb of 4 Km, you will reach an altitude of 900 m above the sea level, then you go down looking at the incredible landscape of the plateau of Arcinazzo. A small climb again and you descend to the picturesque village of Piglio, the land of Cesanese red wine; we recommend to stop and taste a glass of it. The road back to Fiuggi is along the cycling path built on the ancient railway Rome-Fiuggi, with sweet slopes and pleasant climbs.

 

Day 3

Fiuggi – Lake of Canterno and Fumone – Fiuggi (approx. 35 Km – 22 miles, 653 m. of elevation gain)

Amazing tour around the Lake of Canterno, the biggest lake in the area. It is a natural reserve, home of many protected birds, like the cormorant, gray heron, the great and little egret, great crested grebe, the buzzard and sparrow hawk. Climbing to Fumone, you overlook the valley of Sacco river. We recommend to taste the typical “ciambellina” and the ratafěa (cherry liqueur) in the shade of the medieval castle, where you can see the highest roof garden in Europe. After the descent from the village, you cycle in a very colourful plain on the east side of the lake.

 

Day 4

Fiuggi – Anagni – Fiuggi (approx. 51 Km – 32 miles, 693 m. of elevation gain)
The aim of the day is reaching the medieval city of Anagni, the summer residence of many popes. There are many sights to visit in Anagni, such as the Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Mary, which was built in Romanesque style during the years 1071–1105, and the Papal Palace. You cycle along vineyards of Cesanese red wine and you can taste a delicious aperitif in a wonderful place overlooking the valley. You come back to Fiuggi along a pleasant climb surrounded by green woods.

 

Day 5

Fiuggi – Roma (approx. 55 Km – 34 miles, 250 m of elevation gain)

Through the cycling path Fiuggi-Paliano, you go down to 150 m above the sea level. After the passage along a gravel road, you arrive in the city of Colleferro where a van is ready to bring you to the entrance of the Appia Antica (The Appian Way). The Appian Way was one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. It connected Rome to Brindisi, in southeast Italy. Its importance is indicated by its common name, recorded by Statius: Appia longarum... regina viarum: the Appian Way the queen of the long roads". The Appian way leads you directly in front of the Colosseum.

 

Day 6

Free day or Rome Tour by bike approx. 20 Km.

The Eternal City invites you to a first visit. Discover Rome’s vitality and the most beautiful corners of Italian’s capital! One lifetime is not enough to really know Rome. That, at least, is what native Romans and residents here will tell you. Piazza Venezia can be considered the city’s central nucleus, with the unmistakable Vittoriano or Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. Behind this impressive structure, we find Piazza del Campidoglio, projected by Michelangelo Buonarroti; it is lined by three buildings, while at its center stands the Statue of Marcus Aurelius. Moving along the Via dei Fori Imperiali, the ancient Emperor’s Way, as it was known, we see that to the right the Roman Forum appears before us, the civic and economic hotbed of the city (with Trajan’s Market on the opposite side of the Via). But wait – if we look just a little bit further down this road, we may notice the outlines of one of the world’s favorite monuments, the symbol of Rome: the Colosseum. Meanwhile, it is accompanied by the Arch of Costantine, considered as the largest and best preserved arch of the Capital. Enjoy this splendid town and experience its unique charm.

 

Day 7

departure after breakfast

 

 

 

Included in the tour:

  • Sistemazione in hotel 4* con Spa a Fiuggi e Hotel 3* a Roma

  • Prima colazione a buffet

  • Ingresso libero al centro benessere e alla piscina dell’Hotel a Fiuggi  

  • Trasporto bagagli da hotel a hotel

  • Informazioni sull’itinerario, mappe, informazioni turistiche in italiano 

  • Assistenza telefonica

 

The tour doesn't include:

  • Tourist tax

  • lunch and dinner

  • All not mentioned under: “the tour includes”

 

Period

Every day from 1° March to 4 August and from 26 August to 31 October

Level 2/3

medium. You cycle through a hilly, panoramic landscape, with several, but not really hard climbs. Daily distances between 35 and 55 km. Route has climbs and elevation gain on the first days of the tour. As you approach Rome , route becomes flatter and easier.  

Participants Min. 2 people (travelling alone on request)

Prices p.p. 2017

In double room  € 615,00

In single room   € 728,00

Bike rental   € 113,00    

Half board supplement  € 185,00