A comfortable minivan will bring us to take our e-bikes. Just the time to regulate the bicycle and to receive all the information about it, then we will be ready to live this new adventure.
We start immediately to go up, because we do not want to waste time! The electric motor will greatly help our legs. We will climb up to Grizzana Morandi, named in honour of the famous painter Giorgio Morandi, then continue towards Monteacuto Ragazza and still climbing up to the Vigo ridge and Passo dello Zanchetto. From here, we will finally go down for a triumphal and panoramic arrival in Brasimone Lake. Let’s take a break by the lake.
We leave the lake behind us for a short bike ride into the Poranceto wood, characterized by chestnut trees and other ancient trees. Here, we will reach a beautiful inn where we can enjoy the authentic mountain cuisine. Before leaving, we will be able to visit the Wood Museum, a space dedicated to the environment of the wood and to the traditional cultivation of chestnut trees, where there is also the reconstruction of a dryer, once used to dry chestnuts, and a coal bin.
Despite the full belly, we start a gentle downhill. We will cross some small Appennines villages, between narrow hairpin bends and breathtaking views, until we get to Suviana Lake. We will follow the road on the old dam, which dominates the valley with its 90 meters of height.
During the descent we will take the path that run along the Torrente Limentra until we will be at the foot of the majestic Rocchetta Mattei Castle.