The Park and its Rocks

The proposed itinerary leads the cyclist through the heart of the natural park of Sasso Simone e Simoncello, through anenchanting and quiet countryside. The main characteristic of the tour is the unique landscape with its two giant rocks or “Sassi”. A difficult itinerary which climbs up to 1000 metres.

SASSOCORVARO, PARCO REGIONALE DEL SASSO SIMONE E SIMONCELLO, CARPEGNA, BELFORTE ALL’ISAURO

Start: Sassocorvaro: the start point is in Piazza Garibaldi. The piazza is in front of the castle “Rocca Ubaldinesca”, which also provides a good reference point. Here, we are in the old centre, which is well equipped with all the amenities for touring cyclists.

Km. 0 From the piazza, take via S.Francesco [⬆️330] passing alongside the town hall. 50 m from the start, turn right at the stop sign. The road goes down towards Mercatale [⬆️203].

Km. 1,2 Mercatale. After 600 m., turn left at the roundabout towards Carpegna, Belforte all’Isauro.

Km. 3,4 At the junction, follow the signs for Piandimeleto, Lunano.

Km. 9,1 Continue on towards Lunano, Belforte all’Isauro. Lunano is reached after 100 m.

Km. 10,3 At the fork, (signpost right for Lunano and left for Urbania) go straight on.

Km. 11,3 At the junction, turn right towards Carpegna, Frontino. At the next junction, immediately after the first one, turn right again towards Carpegna, Frontino.

Km. 11,4 At the stop sign, turn right. Continue down towards Carpegna. The road is more or less flat for a few km, after which it starts to climb up to Carpegna.

Km. 17,8 Continue towards Carpegna.

Km. 18,3 The road enters the “Parco del Sasso Simone e Simoncello”.

Km. 22,4 At the junction, turn left towards Carpegna.

Km. 22,5 Carpegna [⬆️709]. At the junction, continue straight-on towards “Passo Cantoniera”. To visit the old centre of Carpegna, turn right.

Km. 24,1 At the junction, follow the signs for Pennabilli. 500 m. further on, follow the signs for Passo della Cantoniera.

Km. 28,2 Passo della Cantoniera is at the top of the hill [ 1007 m]. At the pass, there is a road junction: turn left for Valpiano, Miratoio, Sestino. Sasso Simone is on the left.

Km. 33,5 At the stop sign, turn left towards Sestino, Miratoio.

Km. 38 Road junction with no signposts: turn left. After the junction the road arrives at Miratoio [⬆️835].

Km. 40,5 Val di Ceci di Sopra. Once through the village, the roads starts a long uphill climb, approximately 3 km. Once through the pass [⬆️949] the road goes downhill again. Take maximum care! The road is narrow with dangerous bends and steel slopes.

Km. 48,5 The stop sign signals the bottom of the hill. Turn left for Sestino, Pesaro. The hamlet of Sestino starts after 700 m.

Km. 50,1 Continue towards Pesaro, Monterone. Follow the signs for Pesaro for the next few km.

Km. 54,6 Monterone [⬆️ 428]. Belforte all’Isauro is reached after 2.2 km.

Km. 59,4 Piandimeleto [⬆️319]. 50 m after the traffic lights, follow the signs for San Angelo in Vado. 1.4 km further on, follow the signs for Carpegna, Mercatale.

Km. 61,3 Continue towards Lunano. Lunano is reached after 1.3 km.

Km. 62,9 At the junction, follow the signs for Mercatale, Lunano.

Km. 70,8 Mercatale. Follow the signs for Pesaro. 600 m. further on, follow the signs for Sassocorvaro.

Km. 72,2 At the junction, turn right towards Sassocorvaro. Sassocorvaro is reached after 1.5 km.

Km. 74 The road arrives at Piazza Garibaldi.