Exploring Emilia-Romagna and the Italian Adriatic Coast

 


 

This last week we have been exploring Emilia Romagna. I embarrassingly had to look at a map to find out exactly where this area is in Italy! Partly as it's called so mnay other names. The Adriatic Coast, Rimini, Emilia- Romagna. It is all broadly the saem region, and it is great for cycling. Home to the Pirate himself, Marco Pantani, the riding is short, steep and aggressive.

By Chris Smith

Wednesday 7th November 2018

We've called this area the Italian Adriatic coast (it's easier to say and spell for one). It is most famous for being Pantani country. With many monuments scattered around the countryside to their fallen hero.

The riding here is excellent, but the roads can be a bit rough: Short (usually around 4km long) , steep (often above 10%) climbs, vineyards, sinuous roads and decent warm weather from March to October. We would recommend that you stay in Rimini, Riccione or Cesenatico on the coast, but we also have a wonderful selection of Hotels further up in the mountains for those that like complete seclusion. All the hotels we can provide are bike friendly. They have in-house guides and daily rides, decent Ultegra equipped Carbon rental bikes, vans to come and rescue you if you break down and secure bike lock ups, kitted out with tools and pumps. Combine this with amazing Italian cuisine and drink, and there is everything you could need as a cyclist.

If you want to know more. Contact us or  explore more on our inspiration pages and see how you can go to this great region from £185/person for 3 nights. You have the option of staying in Rimini, Cesenatico, Riccione, Cattolica, or up in the mountains when exploring this region. Speak to us about which area suits you best. and remember that the 2019 Giro d'Italia passes through this area three times.

 

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