Fuel up with a double cornetto and face the first, energizing ascent of the day – you ride through vineyards and olive groves to reach the village of Pisciotta, home of the highly valued Mediterranean Diet, a Unesco Immaterial Site.The undulating road hence alternates between chestnut forests and wide-open sections, as you enjoy some bracing shade and super views over the bay and the mountains. Stop in Stella di Cilento for a well-deserved coffee stop, before placidly descending to the plains and the archaeological site of Velia, the cradle of one of the oldest schools of Medicine in the world.
Our suggestion for the perfect snack along the way? The Chirico Buffalo Farm, home to the creamiest Buffalo milk gelato you will ever try.
48 km, 720m ascent, 720m descent