On May 29th 2018 Sic2Sic trip officially starts: a long bike ride from Friuli Venezia Giulia will cross Italy, for 20 weeks and over 6000 kilometers, to discover the wonders of our natural heritage.

Through this cycling trip, participants can learn about the Natura 2000 network, a set of sites of particular naturalistic interest that the European Habitats Directive (1992) has decided to put under protection and which include over 3000 natural habitats.

The trip is part of the project “Cycling through Natura 2000 Network – Sic2Sic”, funded by the Life EC program. This is a project where Ares 2.0 work together with the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), the Italian Federation of Friends of the Bicycle (FIAB) and the business incubator of the University of Eastern Piedmont – Enne3. The project aims to raise awareness among citizens, schools, companies and institutions on the significance and importance of the Natura 2000 network: a system of protected areas created by the European Union to guarantee the long-term maintenance of natural habitats and species of threatened or rare flora and fauna at Community level.

The tours that take place on Saturdays are open to local citizens and consist of a ride of about 20 km on a site of Natura 2000 network. These are moments of real learning by cycling with the aim of promoting alternative uses and sustainable territories, with particular regard to the Natura 2000 sites.

The first of these stages open to citizenship will take place Saturday, June 2 starting at 9.00 from Piazza XX Settembre in Pordenone, while Saturday, June 9 the caravan will move to Trieste, to discover the Val Rosandra. For complete information on routes and the Sic2SIC project, the website is active