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Archeobike is an itinerary by ebike that combines history and archaeology with the natural landscapes of the National Park and the local flavors.
We depart from the beautiful Romanesque Church of Sorano, in Filattiera, crucial landmark along the pilgrimage route Via Francigena but also for the archaeology of the area.
In fact here several stele statues have been found, stone monoliths sculpted as male and female figure by the Liguri Apuani, prehistoric people who inhabited Lunigiana before the Romans. Also box tombs dating to the iron age and findings of a Roman mansio have been found in this same area.
From here we will cycle secondary roads across the quiet Val di Caprio reaching a secondary archaeologic site at the foot of the Apennines, where mysterious stone engravings by the Liguri Apuani are hidden in the wood.
It’s time to try some off-road also for those who have no previous experience, we will cycle along a short gravalled path before getting back on asphalted roads as far as the Apennine prairies Prati di Logarghena.
Tasting-lunch at with local products at Agriturismo Podere Conti , before cycling back to Filattiera.
Meeting: 09.30 Tourist Information Office next to the Sorano Romanesque Church, Filattiera. Tour ends approx. 16.30.
Duration: full day
Difficulty: STRENOUS. Lenght: 35 Km. Minimum altitude 150m asl / Maximum altitude 950m asl. It is required a good confidence with bicycle and gears and good health condition.