From Ancona to Porto Recanati- 32,4 km, medium level of difficulty
This route, which is not particularly difficult, begins and ends at the sea crossing the dense vegetation of Mount Conero.
Starting from Ancona and going along Viale della Vittoria, take a while to enjoy the view from the Passetto, with glimpses over the sheer cliffs overlooking the sea. Further on you will
come to Portonovo Bay (Blue Flag), a beach of sand white pebbles, woods that give way to limestone rocks. The Church of Santa Maria of Portonovo is located in this heavenly place,
hidden among the olive trees, giving an artistic and spiritual dimension to your route.
Again on the road to the Park of Monte Conero, the great promontory vertically overhanging the sea, with dense scrubland on the western side and open limestone on the opposite side.
Going down you will see the wild beaches of Sirolo (Blue Flag), with its white pebbles and clear sea, one of the most picturesque beaches of the Riviera del Conero.
Continuing in the direction of Numana (Blue Flag) and Marcelli di Numana you will reach the beaches of Porto Recanati, an old fishing town that still retains the distinctively coloured fishermens’ houses. The lively beaches along the waterfront are typical. In Porto Recanati it is worth visiting the chapel the Chiesetta della Banderuola to which, according to legend, the angels carried the Holy House before it was placed in Loreto. After having stretched your legs for a while, go on your bike to the outskirts of Porto Recanati. Here you will find the settlement of Potentia, where the ruins of the ancient Roman village can still be seen today.