Mountain bike trails round Ponte dell'Olio
Three trails to discover the beauties of nature round Ponte dell'Olio
Three trails (RED permanent, BLUE for everyone and GREEN for expert cyclists) to discover the beautiful territory round Ponte dell'Olio on a mountain bike.
Each route has an information sheet with detailed maps on a scale 1:50.000, road book, altimetric profile and information on the services available.
A map on a scale of 1:25.000 is also available for routes 1 and 3.
The itinerary for route 1 (RED) is a ring of about 28 km, very varied as regards trail surface and the environment (hills, woods, vineyards and pastures).
Take the exit next to the church from the car park on the Ponte dell’Olio ring road (circonvallazione) by the banks of the river Nure, where you can leave your car.
This is a permanent mtb trail created and maintained by the Associazione Moiabike of Ponte dell’Olio. They have marked the trail with signs - red arrows on a white background and the indication "MTB Ponte dell’Olio", often also accompanied by a yellow square in a white frame stuck on trees, pylons, etc. Technically it is not difficult although you need to be in good training, also because of the length of the trail.
The itinerary for route 2 (BLUE) is about 15 km long. This is an easy trail, suited to all lovers of the mtb. The first part is across the plain on secondary roads and then you climb into the hills after Torrano on gravel roads. Prudence is required on the final descent into Ponte dell'Olio.
Route 3 (GREEN) is about 15 km long with an altitude gain of 557 m. The itinerary is suited to expert cyclists also on account of a difficult uphill stony section after Pezzoni, and a steep gravel section near the ruins of Torrino di Biana where you have to dismount. However, the route offers wonderful panoramas where you dominate the whole Nure valley with broad views.