The Marche natural heritage

Rich in beautiful parks and nature reserves, an unspoiled nature ...

The Monti Sibillini National Park

The beauty is certainly in the conformation given by spectacular vegetations
and obviously without any kind of pollution ...

The beauty of the Sibillini Mountains

30 minutes from the Monti Sibillini National Park,
to admire one of the most beautiful and evocative panoramas of the Marche

Routes – Trekking

The natural heritage of the Marche is impressive: two national parks (Monti Sibillini and Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga), four regional parks (Monte Conero, Sasso Simone and Simoncello, Monte San Bartolo and Gola della Rossa and Frasassi), along with six reserves natural (Abbadia di Fiastra, Torricchio Mountain, Ripa Bianca, Sentina, Gola del Furlo and Monte San Vicino and Monte Canfaito) and much more.
The mountains of the Marche and their streams are a wonderful opportunity to practice all winter sports, mountaineering and hiking on snow, or canoeing, kayaking, rafting, free flight, caving and canyoning.
However, the nature of the Marche region also offers ample space for cycle tourism, golf, horse riding, or – going down towards the coast – to sailing.

The Routes

Genga – The Frasassi Caves are underground karst caves that are located within the Regional Natural Park of Gola della Rossa and Frasassi (certified with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism) in the municipality of Genga, in the province of Ancona. The discovery of the Frasassi Caves dates back to 25 September 1971 by the speleological group of the CAI of Ancona.
For information: Turismo Marche

National Parks,

  • The Gran Sasso and Laga National Park.
    Area: 150.000  Establishment: 1995.

    Municipalities of the Park: in the Marche Arquata del Tronto, Acquasanta Terme. In Abruzzo (province of Aquila, Teramo, Pescara). In Lazio (province of Rieti).
    Further south of the Sibillini Mountains, beyond the gorges dug by the Tronto river, are the Monti della Laga, which constitute the northernmost sector of the National Park which also includes the Gran Sasso massif. Established in 1995, the park covers an area of ​​150,000 hectares, of which 9,900 in the Marche region
    For information: Turismo Marche
  • the Monti Sibillini National Park, Mystery, magic, culture, environment.
    Area: 70.000 Institution: 1993
    Municipalities of the Park: in the Marche, Amandola, Arquata del Tronto, Bolognola, Castelsantangelo sul Nera, Cessapalombo, Fiastra, Montefortino, Montegallo, Montemonaco, Valfornace, Pieve Torina, San Ginesio, Ussita, Visso. In Umbria Norcia and Preci.
    The Monti Sibillini National Park has obtained postive evaluation by the Europarc Federation and is therefore recognized by the European Charter for sustainable tourism in protected areas
    For information: Turismo Marche

Hiking and Trekking

  • Fiastra – Lame Rosse, are pinnacle-shaped rock strata and towers made of gravel held together by clay and silt, formed thanks to the erosion of atmospheric agents. They are located above Lake Fiastra, in the district of San Lorenzo al Lago in the Municipality of Fiastra, in the province of Macerata, between Mount Fiegni (1323 m asl) and Mount Petrella (1155 m asl).
    For information: Turismo March
  • Gola dell ‘Infernaccio and the Pisciarelle, are natural gorges formed by the Tenna river. These are found in the municipality of Montefortino, in the province of Fermo, in the “Monti Sibillini National Park” and are among the most evocative gorges of the Umbria-Marche Apennines. The Gorges of the Infernaccio are an important place for excursions and walks, especially for the refreshment offered by these during the summer.
    For information: Turismo Marche
  • State Natural Reserve GOLA del FURLO, is an authentic paradise, crossed by the Candigliano river that creeps between the imposing rocky walls of the magnificent Gola del Furlo, where the suggestion of the landscape is combined with a prodigious natural wealth that boasts examples of flora and fauna really singular. This territory has an extraordinary importance in terms of landscape, geology, geomorphology, paleontology, flora and fauna.
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Mountain bike routes:

  • Monti Sibillini National Park
    In the Monti Sibillini National Park there are numerous mountain bike trails. 443 kilometers of routes, including the Great Ring in Mountain Bike, about 160 km long, where there are usually 5 stages, and which, in the Marche region, include the municipalities of Fiastra, Amandola, Montegallo and, in Umbria, of Norcia, as well as other 14 ring-shaped routes to be completed within a day.

    The Park Authority ensures safety, signage and conservation in the itineraries indicated in its portal.
    For information: 
    Address: Piazza del Forno 1 (Headquarters of the Monti Sibillini National Park) – Visso (MC)
  • Sarnano in Bici, the mountains around Sarnano are ideal for mountain biking and enduro.
    Thanks to the work of the Sarnano in Bici association, in collaboration with the municipal administration, today there are ten marked and easily passable itineraries on foot, by bicycle or on horseback, classified according to the length of the route and the difference in height to be faced
    For information:
    Address: Contrada Terro – Sarnano (MC)
    Website: –
  • Ussita – Frontignano Bike Park, during the summer season the ski slopes of Frontignano become nice routes for fans of Free Ride, Enduro, DownHill and All Mountain. The Frontignano Bike Park has equipped and suitable slopes for all levels. The available services include: Bike Shuttle, mechanical assistance for departure and arrival of the chair lift, rental, MTB guides, relaxation area and much more. The Selvapiana chairlift allows you to climb to the Rifugio Cristo delle Nevi. From here you can tackle the paths traced and reserved exclusively for bicycles.
    For information:
    Address: località Frontignano – Ussita (MC)