Via Vandelli in e-bike: Modena - Massa

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Via Vandelli is an ancient road that connects Modena to Massa, fully crossing the Modenese, Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the Apuan Alps. Historically used for the transport of goods and the passage of troops, today it is a splendid route for all lovers of cycle tourism and walks in the midst of nature.
With the e-bike tours on Via Vandelli you will immerse yourself in a wonderful natural environment, made up of mountains, hills, villages, beautiful landscapes and lush vegetation. An expert and certified Stray Dogs guide will accompany you to discover the most evocative places, for an excursion to be enjoyed in complete tranquility.
The pedal assisted bikes, which relieve fatigue, are the right compromise to make everyone enjoy the joy and relaxation of a ride on two wheels, regardless of the level of training, without forgetting the benefits of a half day of physical activity at the open air.
Walk the entire Via Vandelli with the Stray Dogs guides and if you don't have a bike, we'll take care of the rental!

DATES: from 3 to 6 June and from 9 to 12 September

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Program detail
distance 52.3 km

8:30 am meeting in Piazza Roma in Modena baggage delivery, presentation of the staff and the path that we will face in the following 4 days.

Assignment, adjustment and explanation of the use of E-BIKES.

Departure of the tour with a stop in Maranello, Sauces di Puianello and Palazzo Ducale di Pavullo
dinner and overnight at the Corsini Hotel

distance 45 km

9:00 am Departure from Pavullo nel Frignano with a stop at the Montecuccolo family castle, in Ponte Ercole and lunch at the Piane di Mocogno, the first mountain stage. Through splendid beech woods we will reach "La Sorgente" where we will taste typical local products.
Return to Pievepelago, through the Celtic Huts of Sant'Andrea in the most characteristic section of the entire route
Overnight at the Bucaneve Hotel

distance 45.4 km

9:00 am departure from Pievepelago by e-Bike, towards Passo delle Radici and San Pellegrino in Alpe under the slopes of Sasso Tignoso through the Romanesque Forest. The Giro del Diavolo will allow us to enjoy a splendid view of the Garfagnana, the Apuan Alps and the sea of ​​Versilia.
From here we will descend towards the ancient medieval village of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and after a visit to its ancient walls we will head towards the town of Poggio where we will stay for the last night of our adventure.
overnight stay and dinner at Collina dei Franchi

distance 37 km

9:00 am departure from Poggio by bike, towards Vagli where we will admire the homonymous lake and then begin the climb that will take us to the Apuanian ridge through marble and ancient paths of competition.
Our route deviates from the classic Via Vandelli that crosses the Tambura Pass arriving at the Sella Pass for greater pedability.
From here the long descent through the Passo del Dress with its tunnels carved into the marble and its hairpin bends overlooking the sea.
Let's go back to the Vandelli in Massa to take a photo of the Doge's Palace and head to the beach for a well-deserved regenerative bath.

Return by bus to Modena.


Route details

Total KM in three days: 180km

difficulty: medium / high: suitable for medium / experienced cyclists given the length of the track, the difference in height and the different surfaces. excellent habit of pedaling and touring on mountain trails with e-bikes and / or mountain bikes

Price per person: € 649.00 (including bike rental)
price per person: € 549.00 (with own bike)
For the organization of private tours for 2/3 people, contact Modenatur at 059220022

Included in the package:
giant or rossignol e-bike rental

certified AIGAE MTB environmental hiking guide for the entire trip;
overnight stay in a double or single room for 3 nights in half board with breakfast included
for some nights it may be necessary to share the room with other participants
dinner and breakfast at the hotel
third day return shuttle to Modena;
luggage transport
flagship for e-bike assistance
liability insurance

The fee does not include

packed lunches, supplementary and extra food and drinks;
damage or mechanical interventions caused by inappropriate use of e-bikes
anything not indicated in the item "the fee includes
injury insurance
last minute cancellation insurance in case of illness
Forerunning 45 rental - Garmin watch: 35 € for the whole tour - with the rental you have the possibility to keep track of the route

Accident insurance is NOT included in the package. However, it is possible to take out AIGAE insurance of € 1.00 per day per person up to one day before departure, by writing directly to:

The insurance in case of last minute cancellation due to illness, including Covid 19, is NOT included in the package but can be stipulated separately by contacting Modenatur at: 059220022 or

CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellation up to 1 days before the tour, for cancellations after this date 50% of the total amount will be retained, in case of No Show, the amount paid will not be refunded

The package was designed by STRAY DOGS SCHOOL in collaboration with MODENATUR.

before proceeding with the booking, we recommend that you contact Stray Dogs School
or tel: +39 3515315915

Modenatur: Via Scudari 10, 41121 Modena
Tel: 0039 059220022