This mountainous region just east of Rome has plenty of fresh air and pretty countryside. One of the things I love doing when I am out here is mountain biking with my family.
Instead, we have our mountain bikes out in Abruzzo and enjoy exploring the car-less trails, with their stunning mountain views.
The town where we spend a lot of time, Ovindoli, is connected to nearby towns of Rovere, Rocca di Mezzo and Rocca di Cambio, and there are plenty of trails off the main bike path running between these towns to explore.
I’ll take mountain biking in the mountain air over weaving through traffic and breathing in smog any day.