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Italy

Here it comes – the GPS-Track ACT Italy!

General Route information:

ACT Italy is a long trip to the central part of the Italian Apennines, from the village of Bertinoro, on the Romagnole hills, up to the coasts of the wild Abruzzo by 5 stages for a 1160 km on adventure roads.
A journey that starts from the woods of Romagna, passing through the green valleys of Umbria and Marche to continue through the fabulous Val d’Orcia to end the adventure on the coasts of one of the wildest and most untouched regions of Italy: Abruzzo

WARNING:

The route crosses some areas of environmental interest where it is allowed to travel in groups of up to 20 motorcycles and transiting outside the streets (gravel or tarmac) is forbidden.

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GPS-Track from 11. November 2019

ROUTE INFORMATION

Off-Road Percentage

EXPERTIZE LEVEL

Beginners with off-road experience

LENGTH

1160km

TRACK TYPE

Tarmac, gravel, rocks, mud (on wet season)

SEASONALITY

May / October (if not rainy season also November)

RECOMMENDED DURATION

5 days

ACCOMODATION

Camping and small hotels

LANGUAGE

Italian & English

Day 1

Start

Bertinoro

End

Città di Castello

Length

220 km

Difficulty:

Easy

OFFROAD PERCENTAGE
Description

The frist day is the “offroad day”! The departure from Bertinoro offers a wonderful view of the Adriatic coast and narrow asphalt roads that in a few kilometers take us on the fast dirt roads of the Savio Valley. We cross thick woods and roads on the top of gentle hills until direct southwards to reach the mountains of the Marche Apennines.
Panoramas that open suddenly and paved roads that are similar to those with a natural background characterize this first day of travel.
There are also passages through typical villages of central Italy. The ground of road is generally very good especially on sunny days immediately after rainy days: more grip on gravel roads and dust disappears. In summer the temperature could also be high (28/32 degrees) since the areas touched are not very high.

Hotel & Food

Restaurant
Trattoria gattara
Località Gattara, 11
47861 Casteldelci (RN)
43°45’30.4″N 12°11’15.0″E
Phone:+39 0541 179 5538

Restaurant
Ristorante Sottobosco
14 Localita’ Svolta Del Podere
52032 Badia Tedalda (AR)
43°42’12.4″N 12°08’18.9″E
Phone: +39 335 595 5887

Hotel
Country House Santa Felicita Paterna
Località Pieve delle Rose
06012 Città di Castello (PG)
Phone: +39 075 781 6611

Day 2

Start

Città di Castello

End

Passignano sul Trasimeno

Length

260 km

Difficulty:

Easy/Medium

OFFROAD PERCENTAGE
Description

Monte Nerone and Monte Cartria: the two peaks of the stage! After crossing the woods above Città di Castello It rises quickly above 1000 meters in height and can be reached the Monte Nerone (1500 meters) from which a stupendous view over the central Apennines allows us to observe the other peak of the day: Monte Catria at 1700mt.
The descent that brings us to Gubbio after Scheggia is a beautiful asphalt ribbon of pure fun and after town of Gubbio through easy gravel roads it reaches Passignano sul Trasimento: the arrival at sunset is pure poetry, with the red sun reflecting on the lake.

Hotel & Food

Restaurant
Bar Pizzeria le Bighe
Via Campo Sportivo, 1
06027 Scheggia – PG
43°24’08.7″N 12°40’08.1″E
Phone:+39 366 406 4420

Restaurant
Ostearia degli OstiNati
Via Porta Vittoria 22
Cagli – PU
Lat/Lon : 43.54496/12.64724
Phone: +39 0721 787730

Hotel
Hotel Lidò
Viale Roma, 1
06065 Passignano sul Trasimeno – PG
Phone: +39 075 827219

Day 3

Start

Passignano sul Trasimeno

End

Orvieto

Length

195 km

Difficulty:

Easy

OFFROAD PERCENTAGE

Enjoy the hills of Touscany and the her garvel roads!
The road along Lake Trasimeno takes us to Badiaccia, we enter Tuscany and we cross the Val di Chiana plain on the small roads that, after 30km, lead us to the foot of the pirme hills. From this point to Orvieto there is a succession of ups and downs on the hills of the beautiful Val d’Orcia (UNESCO World Heritage); you pass by characteristic small towns and villages made famous in the world for their wines and their beauty: Montepulciano, San Qurico d’Orcia, Bagno a Vignioni with its square of thermal water are just a few examples. Through the typical white roads of Tuscany, we pass to the north of Monte Amiata and head south east to reach Orvieto and its majestic cathedral and your famous “Well of St. Patrick” The landscape and the bottom of the roads in the last part of the stage is very different: woods and a more compact bottom become the protagonists again.

Hotel & Food

Restaurant
Baccano Il Panino Toscano
Corso il Rossellino, 9
53026 Pienza (SI)
43°04’37.6″N 11°40’40.3″E
Phone:+39 0578 748784

Restaurant
La Bottega Di Cacio
Piazza del Moretto, 31
53027 Bagno Vignoni
San Quirico d’Orcia – SI
43°01’40.1″N 11°37’05.9″E
Phone: +39 0577 887477

Hotel
Hotel Virgilio
Piazza Duomo, 5
05018 Orvieto – TR
Phone: +39 0763 394937

Camping
Camping Camp Joy
SS448, km 8, 05023
05023 Baschi TR
42°43’20.1″N 12°15’37.9″E
Phone: +39 351 985 2520

Day 4

Start

Orvieto

End

Leonessa

Length

235 km

Difficulty:

Easy

OFFROAD PERCENTAGE
Description

A day full of woods and mountains over 1000 meters high at the end.
After the Corbara Lake the first off-road sections begin with a good bottom but with some points in the isido-like rock, you ride through beautiful woods that are never dense and plateaus with very fun and flowing roads.
After Sangemini the landscape and the terrain change: you enter the most mountainous area of the day. With the last 155km you cross some peaks with important climbs and descents: Monte Birbone (1250mt), Monte Metano (1100mt) and Monte Peritone (1200mt). The descent from Mount Peritone takes us directly to Leonessa: a small town at the foot of Monte Terminillo (2200mt)

Hotel & Food

Hotel
La Torre
Viale Francesco Crispi 202016, Leonessa – Ri
Lat/Lon : 42.56548/12.96232
Phone: +39 07 46922166

Day 5

Start

Leonessa

End

Marina di San Vito

Length

250 km

Difficulty:

Easy

OFFROAD PERCENTAGE

Abruzzo: wild plateaus and beautiful sea.
Leaving Leonessa, you take the first 15 km off-road heading south east and then return to the winding road SR471, the city of our departure to Posta: a small town on the Velino river. We continue to drive on busy little streets and through small villages characteristic of this area of Italy and after Bivio Pizzoli, the stretch of off-road with 12 hairpin bends takes us to a plateau at 1200 meters above sea level within the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park (it is forbidden to leave the streets).
The descent from Monte Stabiata leads us to cross Paganica, where it is still possible to see the signs left by the strong earthquake that struck this region in 2006. Passing Colle Biffone, after Pescomaggiore, we arrive in the picturesque Santo Stefano di Sessanio and immediately before we see the Rocca Calsascio, which we will soon touch along the next stretch in the outskirts to the village of Calascio. The last 120km of the stage are an indigestion of curves. The last 120km of the stage consists of countless curves. After passing the Lanciano Pass (1500mt) we cross the Maiella Natural Park and arrive in the Lanciano valley that leads us to the Abruzzese sea, destination of our journey in the scenic Costa dei Trabocchi.

Hotel & Food

Restaurant
L’ Elisir del Poeta
Via Benedetta
67020 Santo Stefano di Sessanio – AQ
42°20’33.9″N 13°38’44.3″E
Phone:+39 389 195 5586

Restaurant
Trabocco Punta Isolata
Vallevò, SS16, km 484
66020 Rocca San Giovanni – CH
42°16’55.0″N 14°29’20.1″E
Phone: +39 339 581 1338