Bike tour to the hidden castle (The Garagnone Castle) (B3)

from 35,00

E-BIKE TOUR : 45 EURO

Far from the best known tourist destinations you can find the beauty.
A ride to discover an “invisible” castle and ancient farms at the foot of the Murgina Ridge, the most fascinating geosite of the Alta Murgia National Park.

Holiday Type
Bicycle Excursion, Guided Tours
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
    2/8
  • Group Size Min People
    2

Bike tour to the hidden castle (The Garagnone Castle) (B3)

The route departs from the car park in front of  the Poggiorsini train station, and winds its way along a road almost entirely in plain, half asphaltedand half gravel.On the first part the itinerary skirts the archaeological zone of  Grotteline where we find very ancient traces of the rocky Murgian system. Carryng on we come across a more recent historic trail, one of the 10 launching pads of American nuclear warheads (no need to worry, it has all been dismantled in 1963) which NATO had positioned in Upper Murgia during the cold war against the Soviets.
The second half of the route winds along the foot of the Murgian ridge between cultivated fields of grain and other cereals. We pass near to two marvellous historic farms and finally we reach the norman-swabian castle of Garagnone, Whose ruins  seem almost camouflaged against the limestone of the high ground on which it is built.

Meeting point: Roxy Bar of Poggiorsini (closed to the Poggiorsini Train Station)

LENGTH: 25 KM about

DURATION: 3 hours (pit stops included)

IF THE GROUP, ON THE CHOSEN DAY, SHOULD BE COMPOSED OF ONLY 2 PEOPLE, THE COST PER PERSON WILL BE 40 EURO

Map

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance

What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Bike and helmet
  • Nature guide
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

OPTIONS:

E-BIKE RENT: 10 euro

– Microbrew taste at the end of the tour

  • Wear sport clothes
  • k- way and a change of clothes
  • If you have bike shorts, use it!
  • hat
  • Water supply
  • Sun glasses
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