Cilento, the land that enchanted Ulysses.
Cilento is a sub region of Campania’s and the largest national park in Italy. In this land where time has seemed to have stopped running, nature shines green for 365 days a year. This is the land that gave birth to Parmenides, and inspired poets. Even Catone talks about it in his stories. Here you will find the ruins of Velia, an iconic Magna Grecia town at the time Elea. The Romans chose this land because of the unique weather conditions and the many sources of thermal waters. In fact, the coastal area between Ascea and Palinuro offer a specific micro-climate offering mild temperatures all year round. Cilento is so full of attractions, to see them all would take a lifetime!
Pa-Cycling has designed a journey to this spectacular region between sea and mountains to reveal the most magical, uncontaminated, wild, primitive and authentic experience that a territory can offer. A journey that will fascinate, and an overwhelming beauty to tire the eyes. It will will be hard not to stop every kilometre to spoil yourself with the wonderful beauty of the Earth.
The journey starts from Agropoli, the northern gate of Cilento, a city of ancient origins that saw the succession of different civilizations from the Greeks, to the Romans and Saracens. Here begins our journey – in the land of the sirens. The going will be tough and the climbing considerable every day given the topographical nature of Cilento, but the effort will be strongly rewarded for the beauty revealed with every stroke of the pedals. The journey begins on the coast then moves inland after the third stage to the countryside mountains before culminating on the highest mountain in Campania, the Monte Cervati. In six days you will have had the opportunity to see much of this land and its little villages where time has flown down.
- Dates12-19 September 2020
- Duration7 days
- Length430 km
- Elevation15.450 m
- Price1.350 €