BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ROUTE
You set off from Scafa and ride toward Lettomanoppello on a gentle incline. Once you reach the square in Lettomanoppello, you follow the road heading to Passo Lanciano for a few hundred metres, then continue straight toward Manoppello.
If you follow the signs for “Volto Santo” (tourism brown signs), you get to the Shrine of the Holy Face. Here a relic depicting the face of Jesus Christ, identified by some as the Veil of Veronica, is on display.
After a break, you can return to the start point by riding through Turrivalignani on undulating roads with wide panoramic stretches overlooking the Pescara River valley.
It is an uncomplicated route within the reach of many, although some short sections have gradients of about 10%.
Except for the very short sector on the ss. 5 – that is indispensable to reach the start – the route avoids busy roads.
Past the centre of Lettomanoppello, continue by following the “Impianti Sportivi” sign until you reach the intersection to Passo Lanciano (to the right).