Among the Italian mountain railways, the Spoleto-Norcia, designed in 1912, was a daring, difficult undertaking, almost a work of railway art. Nestled among the Apennines, but due to altitude characteristics considered an Alpine railway, the Spoleto-Norcia was a real engineering jewel: in just 51 kilometers there were 19 tunnels, including that of Caprareccia pass almost 2 kilometers long, 24 bridges and viaducts helical stretches, slopes up to 45 per thousand!
A real artistic and landscape heritage abandoned for too many years, which has finally returned to shine in 2014. After the restoration and consolidation of the old route, an unparalleled pedestrian and cycle path of about 34 km was inaugurated made of tunnels, viaducts, inaccessible gorges and waterways. Spoleto-Norcia is a historical and naturalistic itinerary included in the Italian Cultural Heritage that attracts lovers of nature, outdoor, mountain.
Our proposal will take you by e-bike the route from Spoleto to Terni, accompanied by an expert guide.
First day Arrival in Spoleto, check-in at the hotel and free time to visit the city center. Dinner and overnight.
Second day Breakfast and check-out. Meeting with the guide and departure from the center of Spoleto towards S. Anatolia di Narco and Scheggino. It starts with the visit of the most significant monuments reachable by bicycle: the Rocca, the Ponte delle Torri, the Duomo, the Piazza del Mercato and the Arco di Druso. Continue to the entrance of the former railway Spoleto-Norcia to get to the square of S. Anatolia di Narco. Guided tour of the Hemp Museum and continue to the Abbey of San Felice and Mauro in Castel San Felice. This is the most beautiful stretch of Spoleto-Norcia, to which are added the main treasures of Spoleto and one of the most beautiful Benedictine abbeys of Valnerina. Check-in, dinner and overnight. Tot. 25km, about 5 hours.
Third day Breakfast and check-out. Departure from Castel San Felice towards Arrone. The exit starts shortly after the junction with the route of the former railway near Sant'Anatolia di Narco. The path is beautiful and easy, almost completely unpaved to the Marmore Falls. Starting from the Benedictine abbey of San Felice and Mauro meet Sant'Anatolia, Scheggino, Ceselli, Ferentillo, Arrone, Casteldilago and the Marmore Waterfall (entrance to the Waterfall Park and access to the hiking area), Terni. Arrival at the train station and return to Spoleto by train. Tot. 35 km, about 5 hours.
N.B. Possibility to insert an additional night on the 3rd day
The rate includes
- 1 night at "Albornoz Palace Hotel" in Spoleto
- 1 night at "Abbazia di S.Felice e Mauro" in S.Anatolia di Narco
- Accommodation in double room, breakfast included
- Dinners in the hotel restaurants, drinks excluded
- Entrance to the Marmore Waterfall Park (if available, guided tour)
- Entrance and visit to the Hemp Museum
- Train from Terni to Spoleto
- E-bike rental with pick-up at the accomodation
- Hiking guide for 2 days
- Carriage of luggage
- Medical/baggage insurance
The rate does not include
Arrival/departure transfers and on-site transportation; meals not mentioned in the program; tips; any additional service required by guests on site; any other service not mentioned in the list of Package inclusions.
Cancellation insurance (optional), price on request