Cycle along the sea, over the hills, in history and art, through village ruins preserved in time and enjoy sumptuous cuisine without equal. Just imagine arriving at the Colosseum by bicycle!
This is a land rich in natural and artistic landscapes. The hills are abundant with vineyards and olive groves. The Appenine mountains are close by. The Ulysses Coast is also easily reachable and includes the golden beaches of Gaeta and Sperlonga and the dunes of Sabaudia. And of course, Rome, the Eternal City, is just 80 km away.
Combining beauty and goodness is common in this region, where typical Ciociari specialties include sheep’s milk cheese, ham, wine, oil, truffles, honey, a large variety of vegetables and buffalo mozzarella. In the local trattorias, you can sample the local specialties of Fettuccine alla Ciociara, Timballo alla Bonifacio, Pork d’Ariccia, and buffalo mozzarella, accompanied by the red wine of the nearby Castelli Romani region.
This region still bears evidence of events that took place many centuries ago: charming villages and historical, artistic and religious monuments abound. The folklore is unique and still followed: singing competitions, theater, festivals of all kinds as well as picturesque markets where you will find fresh and genuine products.
Being pampered in one of the the many spas with thermal waters. Rome, in its splendor. The monasteries of the Ciociaria and the abbey of Montecassino. Anagni, City of Popes – a major European city in the Middle Ages. Do not miss the reenactments of the Passion of Christ and the living nativity scenes in the medieval villages.
You will find this region ideal for any type of cycling excursion. The climate is temperate and dry, even in the height of summer. Fiuggi and its surroundings have been home to several stages of the Tour of Italy and the Tirreno-Adriatico. Lately it has served as the training ground of the Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali. You can even ride your bike from the countryside to the Appian Way, and visit the Colisseum and ancient Rome.