The Transgarganica is a mixture of biking, adventure, culture, good food and a lot of „Italianità“. The tour will lead us across the Gargano, where we will experience much of the hospitality of Apulia’s people. The Gargano has an incomparable topography and landscape and is situated at the most northern part of Apulia and the spore of Italy. Wild deserted hills, uncountable forest roads, beautiful single trails, great downhills to the coast, secluded bays and the Foresta Umbra, the unique forest in the Gargano National park - all this is waiting for us on this tour. Furthermore we will visit the coast of Mattinata and the Monte Calvo, the highest mountain in the Gargano. We stay overnight in typical accommodations, they are simple but with all the necessary comfort. This tour is for all bikers who want to learn more about the culture of the Gargano and meet its inhabitants.
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1. Day: Individual arrival
Meeting at the Biker Residence Padre Pio at 18 o’clock, welcome-aperitif, dinner and presentation of the Transgarganica.
Overnight stay at the Residence Padre Pio.
2. Day: Vieste-Peschici (47 km / 1180 m)
The tour leads us away from the coast into the Foresta Umbra, where we will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view. After a thrilling ride down to the Monte Pucci we get to the coast of Peschici.
Lunch at the Trabucco, overnight stay at the Agriturismo Poggio di Luna.
3. Day: Peschici-Rodi Garganico (52 km / 1290 m)
Through a calm valley full of old olive trees we leave the town of Peschici and reach Vico del Gargano after an ascent on a paved road. From there we ride on single trails with view to the Lago di Varano, and some technically demanding passages towards Rodi Garganico.
Picnic in the Foresta Umbra, overnight stay at the B&B Villa Vittoria.
4. Day: Rodi Garganico-Monte Calvo-Cagnano Varano (46 km / 1020 m)
Our bike day begins with a bus-transfer to the plateau of San Giovanni Rotondo. After the visit of the monumental church of Padre Pio a steep ascent to the Monte Calvo awaits us. An absolute highlight of this week with single trails to the accommodation.
Picnic on the way, overnight stay at the Agriturismo Falcare.
5. Day: Cagnano Varano-Monte San Angelo (44 km / 720 m)
Through the dense forest of the „Bosco Quarto“ we start this demanding tour to Monte San Angelo. After a beautiful descent we reach the Monte Saraceno with its cliff line and ride through olive plantations at the sea before we get to the town of Mattinata.
Lunch at the restaurant, overnight stay at Madonna Incoronata, Agriturismo with olive mill.
6. Day: Day of rest in Mattinata
The idyllic atmosphere of the olive mill is the ideal spot for a day of rest, whether you go to the beach, for a hike or visit the small town of Mattinata.
Overnight stay at Madonna Incoronata, Agriturismo with olive mill.
7. Day: Mattinata-Monte Sacro-Vieste (58 km / 1250 m)
On our last bike day we have again a long ascent and a panoramic view, before we ride down to the Masseria Sgarrazza, one of the many typical farmhouses in Apulia, where we have lunch. The culmination of the tour is the ride over „Tre Ponte“, a demanding route with breathtaking views.
Lunch at the farmhouse, overnight stay at the Biker Residence Padre Pio.
8. Day: Individual departure
Unfortunately the week is already over, time to say goodbye.
After breakfast individual departure or extension of your holiday.
Price per person: 920 €, single room supplement 100 €
Depending on the number of participants and the accommodation, single rooms are not always available.
Monika Scherrer + Roli Städler
c/o Villaggio Club degli Ulivi
Località Santa Maria di Merino
I-71019 Vieste (FG)