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GABA The biking version of the loop

The biking version of the loop is especially recommended for mountain bike lovers, thanks to its unique trails, cart roads, and cart and mule tracks, often characterized by uneven ground.
While riding your mountain bike along the various trails, you’ll be surrounded by lush nature and will be able to admire fantastic landscapes!
However, some experience in this sport is required (since the trails aren’t suitable for beginners). But those with less experience can still enjoy biking here along the various variants.


From Abetito, you climb up for about 1 km (0.62 mi.), until you turn left onto a trail in the woods that leads to Meschia. From here, you take a downhill stretch on an asphalted road, and then climb up to Gaico (junction to the right). After passing Gaico, go up for about 1 km (0.62 mi.) until you turn right onto a dirt road that will lead you to Fonte Frigida. This is where you start biking down to Piandelloro.
Once you reach the paved road, you have two alternatives A or B.

  • Monte Pianamonte

    At an altitude of 1,279 meters (4,196 ft.), Monte Pianamonte is a long mountain ridge that offers extraordinary views of Monte Vettore (Monti Sibillini) and the Fluvione valley on the opposite side.

  • Piandelloro

    A small town center that is now partially abandoned, registered in the 16th century as an “agricultural district”.

  • Stone settlements

    At just a short distance from the town, you’ll find characteristic “cave dwellings” built close to the sandstone rock walls, with rooms used as stables and barns.

  • Forcella

    Perched on a rocky terrace, it overlooks the confluence of the Rio Tallacano valley and the Tronto river. Its small square, with the church of Sant’Antonio and 16th-century buildings that once belonged to prominent locals, represent its identity.

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Max alt. mt




A: More experienced bikers can decide to climb up to Piandelloro, and then take the beautiful single-track trail that leads to Rocchetta, which then leads downhill towards Colle Falciano and Forcella.

  • Depart from

    Abetito (Montegallo)

  • Arrive at

    Forcella Roccafluvione

  • Distance

    20 km (12,5 mi)

  • Max alt.

    946 mt (3103 ft.)

  • Elevation gain

    375 mt (1230 ft.)

  • Elevation loss

    734 mt (2408 ft.)

  • Biking time

    2 hrs

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B: Instead, the less demanding trail continues left towards Scalelle. When you reach the Scalelle crossroad, keep to the right along the dirt road that goes down to Sala.

After passing the small settlement, and at approximately 1 km (0.62 mi.), turn right and take the Piana della Forcella trail, then bike down to Forcella.

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