Excursions

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Every morning starting at 9.30 am.

4th edition "Excursions and guided tours to the villages, boroughs and castles"

A program for companions, wives and ladies and for all tourists on Easter holidays who do not participate in the cycling.

Every morning, after the departure of the cyclists, a shuttle bus reaches and waits for the cyclists in the village where they will make a stop. There will be a gourmet tasting of typical products. The program also includes a cultural and historical visit to the place and its landscape, which will end with refreshments, at the arrival of cyclists, around 11.00. After the group of cyclists is restarted, participants will complete the excursion and then return to Gabicce Mare to wait for the arrival of cyclists.

Escursions Program

Montefabbri

Montefabbri is a fraction of the municipality of Vallefoglia, included among the most beautiful villages in Italy. The city of Vallefoglia, halfway between Pesaro and Urbino, was born from the merger of the municipalities of Sant'Angelo in Lizzola and Colbordolo; the honorific title of "City" was awarded to it in 2015 by the President of the Republic.

Vallefoglia is a place where history, art and nature trace the boundaries of the territory, made up of medieval villages, to which eminent personalities are linked, an urban area, rich in vitality and excitement and nature trails, where discover ancient rural settlements, immersed in an enchanted atmosphere.

The city of Vallefoglia boasts an extraordinary combination of landscapes, art, history and food and wine excellence, capable of making the tourist-traveler who travels through its scenery fall in love with it.

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Casteldimezzo (Parco Naturale San Bartolo)

The regional natural park of Monte San Bartolo is a protected natural area of the Marche region, established in 1994, located close to the Adriatic coast in the province of Pesaro and Urbino, touching and "entering" to the north the municipality of Gabicce Mare and to the south the Pesaro municipality.
The Natural Park marks the beginning of the hilly system of the central Italian coast, immediately following the well-known tourist beaches of the Northern Adriatic. With a spectacular cliff it overlooks the Adriatic Sea and reaches its highest altitudes on the hills of San Bartolo, Castellaro and in the inhabited areas of Casteldimezzo and Fiorenzuola di Focara. A point of extreme importance for the migration of avifauna and a site for the wintering of various species of birds, from an archaeological and historical point of view, in relation to its small extension, it presents a notable wealth of elements: from Neolithic finds in the area of Monte Castellaro to the archaeological one of Colombarone on the ancient Via Flaminia, to the disappeared ports of Greek origin of S. Marina and Vallugola, to the enchanting system of Renaissance villas and gardens.

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Montecalvo in Foglia

Montecalvo in Foglia rises a short distance from the left bank of the Foglia river, where the river describes a wide curve before abandoning the Montefeltro territories. It seems certain that the etymology of the name derives from the fact that the place, being the soil mostly clayey and therefore subject to depressions and landslides, was extremely bare of vegetation from which the name Montecalvo derives, i.e. bare.
An isolated medieval tower, clearly visible at the top of a rounded hill, the so-called Torre Cotogna, is the only testimony that demonstrates that the territory of Montecalvo in Foglia, like that of nearby Tavoleto, was in the past a border territory between the lands of Montefeltro and the coastal ones of the Malatesta first and then the Sforza. The residential area of Ca'Gallo, which has developed in recent years on the banks of the Foglia, is part of the municipal territory of Montecalvo in Foglia, while on the opposite side lies the hamlet of Borgo Massano.
In the territory of Montecalvo in Foglia, in addition to admiring the typical gullies of the slopes that rise to the historic centre, it is possible to immerse yourself in the intact nature of the "Badia" wildlife oasis, of considerable naturalistic interest and a stopping point for numerous species of migratory birds .

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Maiolo

Maiolo is a town in the Upper Marecchia Valley which stands out in the valley for its Maioletto fortress. The history of this village is very particular: the current village, in fact, is located in the “Serra” area near the old village which was destroyed by a natural disaster in 1700. Mysteries and legends have developed around this story: there is talk of a flood that lasted for 40 hours and a divine punishment for the orgiastic dances that took place in the town's fortress. Today Maiolo is a beautiful village of peasant houses and characteristic squares, which dominates the Montefeltro. From here the view extends over the panoramas of Monte Fumaiolo, Alpe della Luna, San Leo, Monte Carpegna and San Marino.
Places of interest:
The Maiolo Bread Museum is a traveling museum that includes visits to ten ovens that produce bread according to local tradition. Maiolo, in fact, boasts a very ancient history both in the production of local flours and in the production and cooking methodology. These are buildings and instruments that date back to the 1800s and represent a strong cultural trait of this community.
Rocca di Maiolo Archaeological Site: the Rocca di Maiolo Archaeological Site also known as Rocca di Maioletto is one of the few remains of Borgo Maioletto, left standing after the landslide of 1700. The ruins suggest the might of this fortress which was considered one of the less conquerable than Montefeltro.
Reaching the site is not very easy (you have to face a stone staircase and a section that can only be overcome with the help of a rope), but even from below you can observe the two polygonal-shaped towers and the walls.
Borgo Maioletto, in the municipality of Maiolo, consists of a small group of houses, a church and the archaeological site Rocca di Maioletto. It is located halfway between the mouth of the Marecchia and its source, at 590 m above sea level. with views of San MarinoSan Leo and Monte Fumaiolo. There are not many monuments to visit but the nature that surrounds it represents a strong attraction, especially for lovers of walking and cycling. Characteristic are the country houses that carry on the ancient tradition of bread production, with local methods and flours.

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Gallo di Petriano

​Petriano owes its name (Prae tres amnes: above three rivers) to the three waterways that flow through its territory: the Apsa which descends from Urbino, the Tagliatesta which arrives from the Cesane passing through Palazzo del Piano and the Razzo which marks the northern limits of the municipal territory.

The first document that reports the name of Petriano is a parchment of the Blessed Mainardo Bishop dated 21 January 1069 which confirms the ownership of various lands and churches including S. Martino di Petriano at the Chapter of the Cathedral of Urbino. Subsequently, the Castle of Petriano passed to the consuls of Urbino, following the fate of the Feltre city. Already in 1422 a hospital was founded by Bonaiuto Ranuzzi for the assistance and treatment of the population and travellers. Among the Petrianese, Captain Carletto, known as d'Urbino, stood out: in 1505 he repelled the Borgia armies and went as far as Rimini, conquering the city. The community was governed by the Massari periodically elected from among the old local families.

In 1861 Petriano became a municipality of united Italy.

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Urbino
Urbino was one of the most important centers of the Italian Renaissance, whose architectural heritage it fully preserves. A city with a thousand-year history where you can breathe the Renaissance and the future of generations, thanks to its dynamic university. Home of artists, scientists, mathematicians and men of letters, a place admirably described in the book "Il Cortegiano" by Baldassare Castiglione.

Today we take you to discover the city of Raphael and its historic center, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1998. From breakfast to sunset here are ten things to see and do in Urbino.

8 things to do and see in Urbino:
1. Admire the view of Montefeltro
2. Get lost in the wonderful Palazzo Ducale of Urbino
3. Visit the Cathedral and the Albani Diocesan Museum
4. Taste the crescia filo pastry from Urbino
5. Be enchanted by the Oratory of San Giovanni Battista
6.Visit the Oratory of San Giuseppe
7. Knock on Raphael's door
8. A little relaxation at the Albornoz Fortress

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Novilara

Novilara. Novilara is a small fortified village in the immediate hinterland between Pesaro and Fano. A particularly evocative visit!. The village of Novilara stands on a hill between the Foglia river and the Metauro river, in the province of Pesaro Urbino. The Novilara Castle, considered for centuries a strategic and lookout point on the territories of the Malatesta and Sforza, gives us a breathtaking backdrop towards Pesaro and Fano with the Adriatic Sea in the background.
To see: 15th century wall - Access gate - Park - Archaeological Documentation Center - Church of San Michele Arcangelo
​Novilara Arte e Gusto "Le Tagliatelle al Castello", a culinary event that enhances the ancient tradition of rigorously handmade tagliatella. The festival comes alive with shows, tastings and local crafts. (July).

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AFTERNOON EVENTS

08/04/2023 Afternoon: Pesaro City CULTURAL CITY 2024 Excursion (Visit to the Bicycle Museum + € 3 per person reservation required)
10/04/2023 Afternoon: dancing evening in a typical cellar.
11/04/2023 1:00 p.m. Buffet lunch at a winery in Montemontanaro. Departure for Gabicce Mare at 3:00 p.m.
14/04/2023 Afternoon: 3:00 p.m. Walk in the Natural Park of Monte San Bartolo: Casteldimezzo, the Roof of the World

Price List

The price include

  • Return trip by bus, guidated visit to the resorts with guide, entrances and refreshments (excluding the visit to the bicycle museum which will cost € 3 per person, possibly to be added)
  • In the case of the two days Montemontanaro and Montecalvo in Foglia, the lunch fee is not included which, for members' families, is € 10 per person for each day. For tourists who are not familiar with cycle tourists, the fee is € 20.00 per person, for each day.

Children up to 10 years will have a reduction of 50%

Reservations made on line, will receive a 10% reduction on the Participation fee, the payment will be sent within 25 March 2021by bank transfer, indicating the Surname and Name of the participant, headed by

Gruppo Albergatori Multiservizi S.r.l. (GAM)
RIVIERABANCA
IBAN: IT92S0899568320036010002035
BIC: ICRAITRRRN0
Causal: "Reservation Excursion (indicate name and surname)"

Reservations made at the last minute must be paid on the day before the tour (excluding the visit to the bicycle museum which will cost € 3 per person, possibly to be added)

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  Price
1 Excursion € 6,00
3 Excursions € 16,00
5 Excursions € 30,00
7 Excursions € 35,00
1 more Excursion € 5,00

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Names of Participants

Select one or more excursions to attend

30/03/2024 Montefabbri
31/03/2024 Casteldimezzo (Parco Naturale San Bartolo)
01/04/2024 Montecalvo in Foglia
02/04/2024 Maiolo
03/04/2024 Gallo di Petriano
04/04/2024 Urbino
05/04/2024 Novilara

Afternoon Events

08/04/2023 Pesaro City CULTURAL CITY 2024 Excursion
10/04/2023 Dancing evening in a typical cellar.
11/04/2023 Buffet lunch at a winery in Montemontanaro
14/04/2023 Walk in the Natural Park of Monte San Bartolo

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