Brunella Hills - road bike ride
The ride in one sentence: A fantastic introduction to the area, and an achievable ride for most cyclists that varies hugely depending on the pace it’s ridden.
Length: 30km with 350m of climbing.
Difficulty level: Higher intermediate at group pace.
What makes it special: We’ll guide you on an 8km warm-up towards Posada, which will get you ready for the 5km climb up to Brunella, a local town in the hills. The views on the climb are endless and absolutely spectacular, especially in the evening, when the sun casts a golden glow over everything. You’ll enjoy a long, winding descent down to the village of Budoni giving you the perfect opportunity to open up the cylinders before stopping for a coffee at the plaza in town.
Niggly parts: The main road out can be busy during the peak summer months – if you’re a less experienced rider, it can make the route more difficult to navigate, but if you’re a proficient rider it’s all part of the challenge!
Top tip: Make sure you warm up properly and hold some energy back for the climb. It’s gradual, but you’ll feel it during the last kilometre!