Published on: 9 April 2013 | Last updated: 27 March 2017
Some good news
There's a station at Rodi Garganico, but when I first wrote this guide, the trains on the line were old and didn't take bikes. The line now has a fleet of modern trains that take bikes (maximum three). So the best option at the end of the route is to get the train to Foggia and on from there.
Trains on this line are operated by the Ferrovie del Gargano. The company now has a fleet of bike-friendly trains; for more information (in English) go to: ferroviedelgargano.com: Bike transport on the train.
You don't have to pay to transport your bike, on the Ferrovie del Gargano trains, but note that if you are changing onto the trenitalia national network you may need a bike ticket, especially if you are travelling out of the Puglia region.
The rest of this article describes the options if you want to continue by bike, so you can ignore it if you plan to get the train.
If you want to continue on by bike, going south, you could follow the inland variant of the Ciclovia dell Adriatico through the ‘Capitanata’ area of Puglia, and then follows the coast.
Heading north, you could follow the Ciclovia Adriatico - much of the route along the coast of Abruzzo and Le Marche has been mapped and is on the bicitalia site. I have to say though that my personal recommendation would be to head inland for the chain of national parks along the Apennines - aiming for the Sangro river valley.
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|Rodi Garganico - Marina-di-Chieuti||74 kms|
|Rodi Garganico - Foggia||93.8 kms|
|Rodi Garganico - Termoli||110 kms|
This is the shortest of the options, however it involves a stretch on the SS16. There are also more services from Termoli, so it may not save much time in the end. The name of the station is Chieuti-Serracapriola.