Day 1: Rome-L’Aquila
Arrival to L’Aquila by direct bus from Rome city centre or Rome airports (approximately 2 hours from Fiumicino airport). Possibility to reserve a private car transfer. Arrival at bus terminal, transfer to the hotel for the overnight.
Day 2: L’Aquila wine, saffron & prawns (33 km, 250 mt of elevation gain)
Breakfast. We arrive at 9:00 and leave from Popoli to Vittorito in Ofena through the vineyards of the most famous wineries of Abruzzo, such as Pietrantonj and Cataldi Madonna. The itinerary also stretches in the territory of Navelli, and its famous saffron growings, Capodacqua and Bussi, where we can taste the famous river prawns and canoeing into the Tirino River. Overnight in Bussi.
Day 3: Chieti wine & olive oil paths (30 km, 243 mt of elevation gain).
After breakfast we cycle across the hills of Tollo, Crecchio, Canosa Sannita, Villa Caldari to taste Montepulciano, Trebbiano, Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo. We stop at the famous winery of Tollo, Tollum, Tenuta Ulisse, Roveri and Agriverde, having the chance to taste the local olive oil, of the highest quality in this area. The beauty of the villages and of Crecchio Castle allows to plunge into the ancient splendor of this geographical area of Abruzzo. Overnight in Crecchio.
Day 4: Pescara between ancient villages & vineyards (30 km, 345 mtof elevation gain).
After breakfast we visit well-known wineries praised by international gourmets, in the towns of Rosciano, Nocciano, Catignano, Civitaquana Cugnoli and Alanno. We start at Marramiero’s winery, tasting its aristocratic Montepulciano and continue with Chiusa Grande and Bosco, two masterpieces of wine cellar architecture. Later we visit the villages of Civitaquana and Cugnoli. The tour ends in Alanno, at the famous Italian racing driver Jarno Trulli’s winery, called Podere Castorani. Dinner and overnight in Alanno.
Day 5: Teramo wine roads (30 km, 275 mt of elevation gain).
After breakfast we leave in direction of Controguerra. We enjoy the great food & wine tradition of the province of Teramo and the DOC DOGM Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Colline Teramane and DOC Controguerra, passing the villages of Corropoli, Nereto, Sant’Omero and Torano Nuovo. In the famous wineries of the hills of this province, such as Montori, Pepe, Illuminati, Bizzarri, Strappelli, we take part to wine and extra virgin olive oil tastings. Typical Dinner and overnight in Torano Nuovo.
Day 6: Departure
After breakfast, transfer to reach the original departure points. You can go back to Rome and extend your holiday for 2-3 more days in the Eternal city or relax on the beautiful coast of Abruzzo.
*Descriptions, tours, trails, details are only indicative. Detailed route information, maps and any other infos will be available after booking confirmation.
PRICE per person in dbl room:
Escorted Small Group: 930 euro (min 6 pax)
Private Escorted Tour: 1230 euro (min 2 pax, available on Saturdays from March to October)
Private Self-Guided Tour: 705 euro (min 2 pax, available on Saturdays from March to October)