Active: hiking

The walks and excursions are especially popular in Cupramontana and surroundings: historic paths, walks through vineyards and hills, past abbeys, .......
The crowning? Fantastic views and culinary specialties with Mediterranean flavors that can be tasted in the various wine cellars and traditional trattorias.

Signposted routes.

The tourist office of Cupramontana has mapped out several walking routes using colored signposting.

  • ° At the tourist office you can find different hiking routes and hiking maps.
  • ° Or surf on your smartphone or tablet to the interactive map on the homepage of Turismo Cupramontana.
    Here are the different routes indicated, and if you turn your GPS on, you can see your position live and follow your walking route.
7,5 km - easy
You walk on the trail of the ancient Romans. A few remnants of the truth: the Barlozzo, the ancient cistern in "opus caementicium", in via Bovio, on which partly the walls of the nearby farmhouse is built and, above all, the famous tombstone of "Pueri et puellae alimentarii cuprenses montani" dedicated to Emperor Antoninus Pius, and visible in the town hall.
The view on a clear day is magnificent: all the hills on the left dell'Esino to the sea of ​​Senigallia.
It is worth visiting the cave of "Breccioni", hard conglomerate with which until the 50s of the last century were built the millstones.
About 1000 meters of underground tunnels dug by hand since 1200 (only guided tours organized by the guys of the Archeoclub).
The nearby Church of San Marco is very ancient, dating back to the twelfth century and retains traces of Roman material used for its construction. On a hot day, you can refresh yourself at the source of Capriola. The water should not be used for drinking.
Along with other sources placed on the same level curve all the way around, Cupra guaranteed water supply to the population of the country before the construction of the aqueduct took place in the early '900.
9,5 km - medium
You walk in the beautiful valley of Cesola: imagine a bowl with a border that has succumbed to the waters drain away.
The sun rises early here in the morning; It is good to ripen the grapes from which we extract one of the best Verdicchio wines of the area.
Vineyards and olive trees all around you. In the east Staffolo and Cupramontana in the west, and at the top, patrolling the valley; Cingoli. On the edge of the basin you'll find the ancient Abbey of Blessed Angelo: visit it. I recommend the sunset, sitting in front of the door while the sun disappears behind the Catria.
The atmosphere is still the Middle Ages: you seem to see San Romualdo, the founder in the twelfth century, you seem to hear the steps of the Beato Angelo leading away the morning of 8 May 1429.
But it is the shadow of the small cloister whre you will find the silence and peace that make this place unique.
12 km - medium
You go for hermitages and monasteries overlooking the Apennines -from the Sibillini to Nerone- while you are at the top, then, once you are in the valley of the Esinante to get to the Hermitage of the White Friars, who will only hear the sound of water and some shy singing birds.
At the last part of the climb appears the hermitage as a vision, unforgettable. Surrounded by steep cliffs where the first hermits dug caves since 1200, in a green valley appears the monastery. An eighteenth century structure designed by the architect-monk Don Appolonio Tucchi, with its wonderful bell tower embedded in rock, the silent cloister with a sundial and other many wonders to be discovered. You exit going back through the woods to Spescia of Poggio Cupro. Released on the open field you breathe deeply and you have the feeling of having plunged, as in apnea, in a world so different from our fast and noisy one.
The Black Friars cassock deserves alone the visit of the beautiful altarpiece, terracotta of 1529 attributed to Agabiti.
If you have a headache you go to take a drop in the nearby cave of the convent where Blessed John prayed. If it passes it is a miracle.
Every Saturday the Cupra walking group starts from the Campo Boario at Cupramontana, to make walks in the area of Cupramontana.
Everybody is welcome, participation is free.
  • start every Saturday 08:00
  • duration 3:30-4:00
  • medium difficulty