Itinerary: Amandola, Smerillo, S. Vittoria in Matenano- Amandola - 32,5 km-
From Amandola, go down towards the sea and in just a few kilometres you will see signs for Smerillo : follow them and you will arrive in this unique place, a town clinging to a rocky ridge overlooking a unique panorama ranging from the sea to the Sibillini mountains, from Abruzzo to Conero ... an unmissable sight!
Smerillo is full of charms. Its geological configuration suggests that there was once a river here that flowed directly into the sea. Visit the local museum, or the Fessa (a deep cleft in the rock which allows only one person to pass at a time) and you will see evidence of the sea origins of the rock on which this hinterland village was built.
We leave now and cycle towards a new valley, where the views change and open up to Monte Ascensione and, amidst bends and extensive sunflowers fields, you will arrive in Santa Vittoria in Mantenano. Once an important Farfensa centre, don’t miss the Collegiate Church where the remains of the martyr Santa Vittoria are still preserved. After a brief tour of the old village, get ready to return to Amandola.