July 2016

The tour starts on 15 July and ends August 25: the Appennino Bike Tour, the longest in Italy, with a route of more than 2,600 kilometers, through 14 regions, 25 national and regional parks and 296 municipalities.

"This initiative - says Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti - is a great educational and environmental story of Italy's biodiversity, which I hope will become viral throughout the country. The Apennine crosses and joins Italy: a bicycle trip from north to south will help us  tell everyone about its great natural value and its potential for development. [...] We choose to promote the Apennines as a destination, a place of sustainable tourism rather than depopulation, of socio-economic relocation and far from the crisis caused by earthquake damage. "