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Via di Francesco - St Francis' Way - Southern Way from Roma to Assisi

Stage 2 - from Monterotondo to Ponticelli di Scandriglia

The second leg of the Southern Way goes through the Roman countryside from Monterotondo to Ponticelli di Scandriglia.

The second leg of the Southern Way starts at Monterotondo and in about 30 km of physically demanding pedalling through the Roman countryside, leads to Montelibretti and then Ponticelli
From
Monterotondo
To
Ponticelli di Scandriglia
Distance
30 Km
Height differences
900 meters
Surface
tarmac - dirt road
Road Sign
No
Recommended Bike
hybrid, gravel, ebike
Water sources
yes (Monterotondo, Montelibretti, Poggio Corese)

Degree of difficulty
 
  medium-challenging
The second leg of the Southern Way goes from Monterotondo through the Roman countryside past Montelibretti to Ponticelli. It is not a long haul, only about 30 km, but the cumulative climb of just under 1,000 metres makes it a sometimes arduous task that requires careful energy management.
Once you are out of Monterotondo you head along the hills of the Roman countryside, surrounded by fields and pastures, without any special difficulty. This early stretch is an easy one, a warm up. Before you get to Montelibretti, the scenario changes and the fields give way to vast expanses of fruit trees.
This is where the first real uphill begins, and after a short downhill, another one takes you towards Pitirolo. From there you go downhill again, towards Nosteria di Nerola, and then up again to Poggio Corses before you finally reach Ponticelli and get off your bike near the Orsini Castle.
What you should know before departure
Sources
Water fountains can be found in the towns you will come across along the route, so at Montelibretti, Pitirolo and Poggio Corese. The itinerary is challenging and therefore we advise you to travel with two water bottles or a water reservoir.
Intermediate stages
Today’s stretch is short and only hard at times, so no lengthy breaks are foreseen along the way. If you like, you can stop in at Montelibretti to rest your legs and lungs.
Suggestions
The journey is still long and over the next few days a great deal of physical effort will be required of you, so go slowly, pace yourself and don’t overdo it. Don't forget to take a small food supply with you (fruit, dried fruit, chocolate, energy bars, mineral salts if it's very hot).
Information (e.g. how to get there using public transport)
Territorial Tourist Office of Rieti.
Address: Via Cintia, 87 - 02100 Rieti
Phone +39 0746 264106 – 8 – 0
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Southern Way - Cycling stages

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Stage 1

From San Pietro to Monterotondo

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Stage 2

From Monterotondo to Ponticelli

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Stage 3

From Ponticelli to Rieti

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