After a day at the seaside, it is also wonderful to be active in the mountains. Le Marche has beautiful areas for hiking or mountain biking, on your own or under the guidance of an experienced cyclist.

You can make walks in Monti della Cesana , hiking trails start above Fossombrone, a 20 minutes drive from Casa Cuccagna .

Or you can make a nice trip through Passo di Furlo and the surrounding nature reserve.

Info: www.riservagoladelfurlo.it

There are some higher mountains in the region: Monte Nerone (1525 m), Monte Cucco (1566 m) and Monte Catria (1701 m), here you can even ski in a small ski resort at wintertime.

A little further but certainly worthwhile visiting Parco Nationale dei Monti Sibillini with the highest peak Monte Vettore (2476 m). In the winter you can ski extensively here. In spring beautiful high plains full of flowers.

Info: www.sibillini.net

Want to cool down when it is very hot? Go to the Frasassi Caves . It is always 10 gr. C.  It is a very large cave complex where guided tours are given in several languages.

Info: www.frasassi.com