Itinerary: Ascoli Piceno- San Marco- San Giacomo- San Vito. Length: 30,5 km, medium level of difficulty
Starting out from Ascoli Piceno you will arrive at the hill of San Marco, not far from the Ascoli Natural Bike Park - which is particularly useful for the various mountain biking disciplines
- then cycle up towards the Montagna dei Fiori. The first village you come to is Piagge, where you can visit the characteristic chapel amidst the woods. Don’t miss the Hermitage of San
Marco which clings to the side of a mountain and can be reached by a staircase suspended above a ravine. Monks and hermits have always found it the ideal place to withdraw in solitude, thanks to the special configuration of the territory.
Back on the saddle, cycle towards San Giacomo passing chestnut woods, marble quarries and pine forests; the ascent is constant but soon you will see the upper reaches of Monte Vettore
amidst the Sibillini Mountains, and the view will open up towards the sea. From here you can choose to take the steep descend towards Ascoli Piceno or continue
towards San Vito, passing through the wildest and most uninhabited area of the Montagna dei Fiori with 230 steps, that takes you to a lookout point enthroned by a statue of the Madonna.
From here, you can return again to the village and to the sea with your imagination filled with these magnificent places.